Organizational Life as Narrative: A Sartrean View on Prevention Strategies Against Financial Crimes

  • Michel Dion
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Part of the Ethical Economy book series (SEEP)

Abstract

Organizational culture is closely linked to the improvement of organizational ethical behavior as well as prevention strategies against financial crimes. We will analyze organizational life as narrative and use some Sartrean notions as they were developed in What is Literature? (1948). Enhancing communicational exchange within organizational life could help to prevent financial crimes. Sartrean philosophy will be helpful for identifying the most relevant philosophical and organizational challenges. Creating organizational/culture through communicational exchanges is nothing but way to describe the present situation, as it is perceived by organizational members. It is also a way to find out the desired future organizational members have in mind, as well as the undesirable future they would like to avoid. Communicational exchanges are enhancing self-transcendence. But above all, they are conveying deep organizational challenges. Organizations must overcome their own limitations and thus transform organizational life and culture. Prevention strategies against financial crimes could then appear to be means to deepen self-transcendence of organizational members.

Keywords

Organizational Culture Ethical Leadership Communicational Exchange Creative Activity Organizational Member 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Dion
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  1. 1.Département de managementUniversité de Sherbrooke Faculté d’administrationSherbrookeCanada

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