A Quasi-Personal Alternative to Some Anglo-American Pluralist Models of Organisations: Towards an Analysis of Corporate Self-Governance for Virtuous Organisations

David Ardagh

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Abstract

An organisation which operates without a "self-concept" of its goals, authorised roles, governance procedures regarding sharing information, decision-making powers and procedures, and distribution of benefits, or without continuous audit of its impact on its end-users, other players in the practice, and the state, does so at some ethical risk.The paper argues that a quasi-personal model of collective ethical agency of organisations and states is helpful in suggesting areas which are liable to need careful design and control by leadership groups if the organisation as a whole entity (dierctors,operators, enablers) steered by the board /CEO as "mind/will" is to identify its stakeholders -internal and external and treat them well. Such a quasi-person model (QPM) is outlined, in which six suggested areas should be covered by the leadership group in ethical governance: goals, roles, decision procedurs, execution/verification, relation with end-users and other players, and relations with the community and the state.The ethical conception presupposed is Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics (NAVE).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-58
Number of pages18
JournalPhilosophy of Management
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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