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Ethics at Work pp 117-144 | Cite as

Topical Ethical Questions

  • Barbara Goodwin
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Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 16)

Abstract

This chapter analyses specific ethical issues which were raised and discussed by participants during the interviews and are indicative of some of the concerns of employees in participating organisations. The first three sections concern democracy, equal opportunities and discrimination and the role of unions. The final, more extended, section is a case study of how privatisation has affected ethical standards in some public-sector, or formerly public-sector, organisations. Privatisation has been a major moral and ideological issue in the UK and many other countries for over twenty years, and the arguments continue about the desirability of selling publicly owned services and assets to commercial companies. The moral issues raised are fundamental, and will be discussed at some length.

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Public Sector Equal Opportunity Union Member Moral Issue Water Company 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Goodwin
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  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Henley Management CollegeUK

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