Code of Practice or Virtuous Practitioner? Virtue Ethics and Reputational Risk

By Christine Marie Fletcher.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This paper examines the need for virtue ethics to supplement the codes of conduct to reduce reputation risk for companies. The paper highlights the problem of incomplete knowledge in all business decisions. It compares MacIntyre’s concept of the practice which forms people in the virtues to the operations of High Reliability Organizations detailed by Weick and Sutcliffe.

Keywords: Reputation Risk, Virtue Ethics, High Reliability Organizations

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 7, pp.31-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 550.473KB).

Dr. Christine Marie Fletcher

Associate Professor, Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, USA

Christine M. Fletcher earned her MA from Oxford University in Philosophy and Politics and recently completed a PhD at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Her dissertation discussed the ethics of work and gender concentrating on Alasdair MacIntyre and Dorothy L Sayers. She has presented papers on Work and Gender, and on the models of the company at conferences. She is currently Assistant Professor in Theology at Benedictine Unversity in Lisle, IL.

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