Human Resource Management Ethics

Edited by:
John R. Deckop, Temple University

A volume in the series: Ethics in Practice. Editor(s): Robert A. Giacalone, Texas State University. Carole L. Jurkiewicz, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Published 2006

HRM ethics is a root cause of many important problems in business ethics, and may represent the solution to even more. This volume defines, analyzes, and proposes solutions to ethical problems related to both the executive levels of the organization, and the organization as a whole.

This book contains a fascinating range of scholarship from highly regarded authors. Macro and micro perspectives are presented, including perspectives from psychology, social psychology, organizational behavior, strategy, law, spirituality, critical studies, public/nonprofit management, and a variety of functional areas within the field of HRM.

Foreword. Part I: Broad-Based Perspectives. Socially Responsible Human Resource Management: Charting New Territory, Marc Orlitzky and Diane L. Swanson. Ethics and Strategic Human Resource Management , Dave Lepak and Saba Colakoglu. Wisdom and Human Resource Management Ethics: An Initial Discourse, Robert W. Kolodinsky. Beyond Rhetoric and Bureaucracy: Using HRM to Add Ethical Value, Robert L. Cardy and T.T. Selvarajan. An Examination of the Potential of Human Resource Development (HRD) to Improve Organizational Ethics, Tim Hatcher. The Role of Moral Development in Motivating Ethical Behavior by Employees, Paul L. Schumann. Caring for Workers, Caring for Clients: Everyday Ethics in Assisted Living, Carol C. Cirka and Carla M. Messikomer. Part II: Focused Perspectives. Re-evaluating Drug Testing: Questions of Moral and Symbolic Control, Michelle R. Greenwood, Peter Holland, and Karen Choong. The Persistence of Sexual Harassment, Nancy Hauserman. Fairness and Reciprocity – Norms to Enhance the Ethical Quality of Compensation Scholarship and Practice, Edilberto F. Montemayor. Religion and Pay: Implications for Compensation, Nancy E. Day. Ethics and Economic Justice: Justice in the Public Sector and Nonprofit Sectors, Joan E. Pynes. Consequences and Challenges of Union Decline: An Ethical Perspective, John McClendon. The Ethical Problems of a Materialist Value Orientation for Business, Tim Kasser, Maarten Vansteenkiste, and John R. Deckop.

"Not only is Human Resource Management Ethics written in a clear, user friendly way, it offers sound, persuasive advice on the current state of HRM ethics with a range of positive alternatives to practitioners. Not only will the book be a well-thumbed favourite of corporate executives and HRM specialists, it should be compulsory reading for all those who face critical ethical challenges and look to HRM for solutions." Dr Carolyn Dickie Curtin University of Technology