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Imperfect Duties of Management

The Ethical Norm of Managerial Decisions

Authors: Robinson, Richard

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  • Poses a norm to better grasp the ethical or non-ethical behavior of managers
  • Classifies imperfect managerial duuty into three broad categories 
  • Describes a managerial nexus of imperfect duty that makes clear the trade-offs involved
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This book uses Kant's idea of imperfect duty to extend the theory of the firm. Unlike perfect duty which is contractual or otherwise legally binding, imperfect duty consists of those commitments of choice that pursue some moral value, but that have practical limits to their pursuit. The author presents a broad view of the imperfect duties of management, defined as a nexus of all commitments to do good involving relations internal and external to the firm. This nexus consists of three overlapping categories of (i) building a virtuous managerial community, (ii) pursuing reasoned managerial discourse, and (iii) diligent and reasoned pursuit of the body of routine managerial duties such as capital budgeting and internal controls. Specific applications of the nexus theory for stakeholder relations via fair negotiation, and for analysis of the effects on the managerial team of perquisite consumption are presented.

This book has major implications for research in business ethics and allows critical insights into managerial decision making.

About the authors

Richard M. Robinson is Professor of Business Administration at SUNY Fredonia, USA. His research explores the ethical foundation of managerial behavior.

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“With his background in economics and finance, Robinson’s conception of the philosophical underpinnings regarding imperfect duty is a valuable and insightful extension to the contracts theory of the firm.  Its relevance to stakeholder and managerial relations are significant and worth consideration.” (Dr. James E. Payne, Provost, Benedictine University, USA)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imperfect Duties of Management
Book Subtitle
The Ethical Norm of Managerial Decisions
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99792-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99792-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99791-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07634-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 241
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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