The Ethical Dimension in American Management

by Glenn Gilman



The article focuses on ethical dimension in American management. More recent developments have been the implicit acceptance by the business community itself of the first two assumptions and its efforts to disprove the validity of the third. Those developments are reflected by an unmistakable trend in the literature tending to foreshadow changes in the managerial philosophy underlying business policies and practices. The United States has not been a great mass society for very long, in some respects, it still fights desperately to deny that it now is. To a considerable degree one could depend on local and regional mores to contain them within the bounds of expected propriety. When a society begins to develop sufficient homogeneity for it to provide its membership with a way of life, a culture as well as formal organization, its ethical concepts begin to be internalized. Managers may behave ethically because good ethics is good business ought not give any concern. Thus, business ethics plays a vital role in the industrial management.

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