Work Meaningfulness as a Key Enhancer of Ethical Values in Business

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serval:BIB_39D441ABD993
Type
Actes de conférence (partie): contribution originale à la littérature scientifique, publiée à l'occasion de conférences scientifiques, dans un ouvrage de compte-rendu (proceedings), ou dans l'édition spéciale d'un journal reconnu (conference proceedings).
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Publications
Institution
Titre
Work Meaningfulness as a Key Enhancer of Ethical Values in Business
Titre de la conférence
Fifth International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE) World Congress
Auteur(s)
Gonin Michael, Swaton Sophie
Editeur
International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE)
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
07/2012
Editeur scientifique
Rok Boleslaw, Sokolowska Judita
Volume
1
Pages
515-528
Langue
anglais
Notes
ldb2380
Résumé
Despite abundant research on work meaningfulness, the link between work meaningfulness and general ethical attitude at work has not been discussed so far. In this article, we propose a theoretical framework to explain how work meaningfulness contributes to enhanced ethical behavior. We argue that by providing a way for individuals to relate work to one's personal core values and identity, work meaningfulness leads to affective commitment - the involvement of one's cognitive, emotional, and physical resources. This, in turn, leads to engagement and so facilitates the integration of one's personal values in the daily work routines, and so reduces the risk of unethical behavior. On the contrary, anomie, that is, the absence of meaning and consequently of personal involvement, will lead to lower rational commitment rather than affective commitment, and consequently to disengagement and a-morality. We conclude with implications for the management of ethical attitudes.
Mots-clé
meaning, work, ethics, sensemaking, Individual, Anomie
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11/09/2012 10:42
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20/08/2019 14:29
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