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Can a good manager be a good person?
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Centre for Applied Ethics.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In this paper I explore the question ‘can a good manager be a good person?’ the answer is yes, no, or to a greater or lesser degree. Ultimately it depends on the ends at which the business, in which the manager works, aims towards. For these ends underpin what is ‘rational’ for how a manager should behalf. If a business’ end goal is purely profit maximisation then there is no room for a manager to take moral considerations into account, and therefore be a good person. If a business sees itself as a ‘practice’, consciously aiming to promote the social good the answer is yes, a good manager can be a good person. There are those businesses, and their managers, that fall somewhere in between these two ideal-types.

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Centrum för tillämpad etik , 2006. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
business ethics, ethics, good person
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-6970ISRN: LIU-CTE-AE-EX--06/06--SEOAI: diva2:22074
Available from: 2006-06-25 Created: 2006-06-25

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