Ethics and Empowerment

  • John J. Quinn
  • Peter W. F. Davies

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Peter W. F. Davies, John J. Quinn
      Pages 1-22
  3. Is Empowerment Ethical? Why Ask the Question?

  4. Ethics and Empowerment: Power, Control and Autonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Frederick B. Bird
      Pages 41-89
    3. John Kaler
      Pages 90-114
    4. Keith Pheby
      Pages 147-169
    5. Peter W. F. Davies, Anne Mills
      Pages 170-194
  5. Theory, and the Experience of Empowerment Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Ian Mcloughlin, Richard Badham, Paul Couchman
      Pages 235-270
    3. Edna Ojeifo, Diana Winstanley
      Pages 271-299
    4. Barbara Goodwin
      Pages 300-325
    5. Christopher Moon, Celia Stanworth
      Pages 326-343
  6. Business and Society: The New Empowerment Responsibility

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Johnston Birchall
      Pages 347-368
    3. Richard C. Warren
      Pages 369-392
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 427-444

About this book


Ethics and Empowerment is a major contribution to the ongoing debate about the role of business in society. People expect more meaning and empowerment at work at a time when competitive pressures are seducing business into taking ethical short-cuts. How is this to be reconciled? Through a thorough examination of the issues of power, control and autonomy addressing such questions as empowerment being a matter of justice, through case-study based examinations of the organisational experiences of empowerment programmes and through looking at the ethics and empowerment debate from the wider perspective of business and social responsibility, this book seeks to make ethics more relevant and accessible to today's business world.


business consumer ethics organization rhetoric science and technology social responsibility

Editors and affiliations

  • John J. Quinn
    • 1
  • Peter W. F. Davies
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management StudiesBrunel UniversityUK
  2. 2.Business School of Buckinghamshire Chilterns University CollegeUK

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