Classic cases - global disasters: Inquiries into management ethics

Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (1):99-104 (2002)
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This book review outlines and critiques Robert Allinson's book _Global Disasters: Inquiries into Management Ethics_ (New York: Prentice Hall, 1993). The reviewer first outlines the structure of the book and then moves on to discussing the main arguments of the book, including but not limited to the distinctions between "monocausality" and "multi-causality" and "scapegoating" and "multiple responsibility" that Allinson highlights. Central to Allinson's argument is the thesis that problems in management (and the disasters that often result from them) are conceptual problems first of all. The review concludes by praising the bold and timely contribution of this volume.

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