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Business ethics and human resource management: themes and issues

Winstanley, Diana and Woodall, Jean and Heery, Edmund (1996) Business ethics and human resource management: themes and issues. Personnel Review, 25 (6). pp. 5-12. ISSN 0048-3486

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-0432.t01-1-00019


Reports on the conference on Ethical Issues in Contemporary Human Resource Management, held in April 1996. Notes concerns raised at the conference relating to a lowering of employment standards. These included factors such as: insecurity and risk, transfer of risk and surveillance and control. Suggests a number of alternative ethical frameworks useful in an analysis of HRM, including such elements as: basic human, civil and employment rights, universalism and community of purpose. Considers methods of defending such an ethical focus from charges of utopianism, and suggests that ethical HRM will be a developing theme over the next few years.

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