Fairness and the Main Management Theories of the Twentieth Century: A Historical Review, 1900–1965 [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 82 (3):633-644 (2008)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

Although not always termed “organizational justice,” the fairness of organizations has been a consistent concern of management thinkers. A review of the 1900–1965 time period indicates that management theorists primarily conceptualized organizational justice in utilitarian terms, although each theory emphasized distributive and procedural justice to different degrees. There is clearly a need for contemporary scholars to consider non-economic rationales for organizational justice, but the willingness of earlier scholars to make utilitarian arguments about organizational justice and productive efficiency helped legitimize the idea of fairness in organizations as an arbiter of value. Further, each theory tempered absolute managerial autonomy with some inherent check thereon. Researchers interested in organizational justice should therefore take a historical perspective in considering how management theory includes consideration of justice-related concerns

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 92,283

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Perception and organizational crisis management.Hooshang Kuklan - 1988 - Theory and Decision 25 (3):259-274.
Management of human resources and productivity.Harish C. Jain - 1983 - Journal of Business Ethics 2 (4):273 - 289.
Management and morality: a developmental perspective.Patrick Maclagan - 1998 - Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Analytics

Added to PP
2013-11-22

Downloads
28 (#573,060)

6 months
9 (#317,373)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

The Organization Man.William H. Whyte - 1960 - Ethics 70 (2):164-167.
Fiduciary Duties and the Shareholder-Management Relation.John R. Boatright - 1994 - Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (4):393-407.
Fiduciary Duties and the Shareholder-Management Relation.John R. Boatright - 1994 - Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (4):393-407.
Stakeholders and the Moral Responsibilities of Business.Bruce Langtry - 1994 - Business Ethics Quarterly 4 (4):431-443.

View all 12 references / Add more references