Ethical Coping: An Annotated Bibliography
An annotated bibliography is not just a summary of a dissertation or article, it’s an evaluation. In this brief article, I provide perspective on the value of this dissertation on Ethical Coping and Ethical Choice written by Roman (2006). It is a great article that provide valuable insight.
This dissertation I read discusses the cognitive processes business people use to resolve ethical dilemmas. To accurately represent the ethical decision making process, it is necessary to move beyond ethical decision making models that rely solely on rational choice and utility theory. A ethical choice necessary involves a dialog regarding the methods used to evaluate the quality of the ethical decision. Business ethics researchers have primarily relied on Kohlberg’s theory of moral development to gauge the level of ethical thought. The development of this dissertation provides a base for considering how ways to analyze and understand ethical choice including ethical satisfying, embedded ethics and the coping methods used to respond to time pressure, and a more correct description of ethical decision making in business.
Roman, Ronald M. University of Pittsburgh, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2006. 3224036Ethical coping: Deep and Shallow approaches for ethical choice.