Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 351–361

The Ten Commandments Perspective on Power and Authority in Organizations

  • Abbas J. Ali
  • Robert C. Camp
  • Manton Gibbs
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006158920651

Cite this article as:
Ali, A.J., Camp, R.C. & Gibbs, M. Journal of Business Ethics (2000) 26: 351. doi:10.1023/A:1006158920651

Abstract

Power and authority in terms of the Ten Commandments (TCs) are discussed. The paper reviews the TCs in Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The treatment and basis for power and authority in each religion are clarified. Implications of power and authority using the perspective of the TCs are provided. The paper suggests that in today's business environment people tend to be selective in identifying only with certain elements of the TCs that fit their interest and that the TCs should be viewed as general moral guidelines.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abbas J. Ali
    • 1
  • Robert C. Camp
    • 1
  • Manton Gibbs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management, The Eberly College of BusinessIndiana University of PennsylvaniaIndiana

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