In Search for a Full Account of Management Integrity

Endro, Gunardi (2009) In Search for a Full Account of Management Integrity. In: The 14th Asia Pacific Management Conference (APMC) : Managing Complexities in the Asia Pacific Region, 18-20 November 2009, Surabaya. Department of Management Faculty of Economics, Airlangga University.

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With regard to human beings, integrity deals with quality of one's relation to one's actions. But the quality of the relation tends to be interpreted in two different ways. First, it is seen as a quality represented by moral quality of the actions. Second, it is regarded as a quality measured in terms of how the actions fit into one's sense of the self. I argue that any reductive account that goes either way is defective. A full account of integrity accommodating those two ways conjointly is possible under Aristotelian ethics. In such an account, integrity is a virtue that disposes possessors to take right actions that would promote realization of the ideal state of communities of which they are members. A manager who possesses integrity would take right actions that would contribute to the realization of the ideal corporation, the ideal market, and the ideal larger whole community. The right actions are not only good, but also express wholeness of the self because Aristotelian self is an expanded self that includes, in a sense, ideal communities. I will show that this account of integrity is able to explain many different features, each of which is usually used as criterion in the ascription of integrity, such as honesty, steadfastness to commitment, and reflective character. Finally, I will show how to account for such an institutional integrity as management integrity. The account is expected to be useful for managers in managing moral complexities in the Asia Pacific Region.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: integrity, Aristotelian ethics, expanded self, ideal community
Subjects: Management
Scientific Paper
Divisions: Fakultas Ekonomi dan Ilmu Sosial > Program Studi Manajemen
Depositing User: Ahmad Yani
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2017 03:01
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 03:01

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