Case Studies in Organizational Communication : Ethical Perspectives and Practices

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-01-20
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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The Second Edition of Case Studies in Organizational Communication: Ethical Perspectives and Practices, by Dr. Steve May, integrates ethical theory and practice to help strengthen readers' awareness, judgment, and action in organizations by exploring ethical dilemmas in a diverse range of well-known business cases.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Introduction: Ethical Perspectives and Practicesp. 1
Alignmentp. 33
Ethical Dilemmas in the Financial Industryp. 35
The Ethics of the "Family Friendly" Organization: The Challenge of Policy Inclusivenessp. 49
Managing the Ethical Implications of the Big Box: The Walmart Effectp. 59
Just Window Dressing? The Gap (RED) Campaignp. 73
Dialogic Communicationp. 85
Ethical Contradictions and E-Mail Communication at Enron Corporationp. 87
Toyota Oh, What a Feeling, or Oh, What a Mess? Ethics at the Intersection of Industry, Government, and Publicsp. 99
Sanlu's Milk Contamination Crisis: Organizational Communication in Conflicting Cultural, Economic, and Ethical Contextp. 111
What About the People in the "People's Car"? Tata Motors Limited and the Nano Controversyp. 119
Participationp. 129
Resistance and Belonging: The Chicago Blackhawks and the 2010 Chicago Annual Pride Paradep. 131
Is Agriculture Spinning Out of Control? A Case Study of Factory Farms in Ohio: Environmental Communication, News Frames, and Social Justicep. 143
Ethical Storm or Model Workplace?p. 157
Gaming the System: Ethical Challenges in Innovative Organizationsp. 169
Transparencyp. 181
Reward, Identity, and Autonomy: Ethical Issues in College Athleticsp. 183
The Case of Wyeth, DesignWrite, and Premarin: The Ethics of Ghostwriting Medical Journal Articlesp. 197
Fired Over Facebook: Issues of Employee Monitoring and Personal Privacy on Social Media Websitesp. 207
Daimler's Bribery Casep. 29
Accountabilityp. 231
The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: Challenges in Ethical Decision Makingp. 233
Outsourcing U.S. Intelligencep. 247
Silence in the Turmoil of Crisis: Peanut Corporation of America's Response to Its Sweeping Salmonella Outbreakp. 261
Patrolling the Ethical Borders of Compassion and Enforcementp. 271
Couragep. 283
Google's Dilemma in Chinap. 285
Speaking Up Is Not an Easy Choice: Boat Rocking as Ethical Dilemmap. 295
The Aftermath of Scandal: Picking Up the Pieces of a Shattered Identityp. 305
Afterword: Casework and Communication About Ethics: Toward a Broader Perspective on Our Lives, Our Careers, Our Happiness, and Our Common Futurep. 315
Author Indexp. 323
Subject Indexp. 331
About the Editorp. 347
About the Contributorsp. 349
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