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Record number 399846
Title Ethical Room for Maneuver: Playground for the Food Business
Author(s) Pompe, V.M.M.; Korthals, M.J.J.A.A.
Source Business and Society Review 115 (2010). - ISSN 0045-3609 - p. 367 - 391.
Department(s) Applied Philosophy Group
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2010
Abstract In a world of glossy corporate social responsibility (CSR) reports, the shallowness of the actual CSR results may well be its counterpart. We claim that the possible gaps between aspirations and implementations are due to the company's overrating abilities to deal with the irrational and complex moral world of business. Many academic approaches aim to lift business ethics up to a higher level by enhancing competences but will fail because they are too rationalistic and generalistic to match the pluralistic and situational practice constituted by the mosaic of values and set of constraints. This is demonstrated by describing and analyzing the CSR development of the multinational caterer Sodexo and in particular its Dutch branch. We explain what they do and why they are not successful. We present a new tool named Ethical Room for Maneuver that centers experiences and concrete situations in a playground of inquiry and experiment to enhance abilities to operate in themoral world and to meliorate business and society with more effectiveness.
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