The Amplifying and Buffering Effects of Virtuousness in Downsized Organizations

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dc.contributor.author Bright, David S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Cameron, Kim S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Caza, Arran en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-08T20:26:12Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-08T20:26:12Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Bright, David S.; Cameron, Kim S.; Caza, Arran; (2006). "The Amplifying and Buffering Effects of Virtuousness in Downsized Organizations." Journal of Business Ethics 64(3): 249-269. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/42527> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0167-4544 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1573-0697 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/42527
dc.description.abstract Virtuousness refers to the pursuit of the highest aspirations in the human condition. It is characterized by human impact, moral goodness, and unconditional societal betterment. Several writers have recently argued that corporations, in addition to being concerned with ethics, should also emphasize an ethos of virtuousness in corporate action. Virtuousness emphasizes actions that go beyond the “do no harm” assumption embedded in most ethical codes of conduct. Instead, it emphasizes the highest and best of the human condition. This research empirically examines the buffering and amplifying effects of virtuousness in organizations. The study hypothesizes that virtuousness has a positive effect on organizations because amplifying dynamics make subsequent virtuous action more likely, and buffering dynamics reduce the harmful effects of downsizing. The study reveals that two types of virtuousness – tonic and phasic – are associated with these effects. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers; Springer en_US
dc.subject.other Philosophy en_US
dc.subject.other Ethics en_US
dc.subject.other Economic Growth en_US
dc.subject.other Management en_US
dc.subject.other Ethics en_US
dc.subject.other Virtuousness en_US
dc.subject.other Virtues en_US
dc.subject.other Downsizing en_US
dc.title The Amplifying and Buffering Effects of Virtuousness in Downsized Organizations en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Philosophy en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Business (General) en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Economics en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Business en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Humanities en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, 701 Tappan Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48109, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit, Case Weatherhead School of Management, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-7230, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/42527/1/10551_2005_Article_5904.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-005-5904-4 en_US
dc.identifier.source Journal of Business Ethics en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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