The Search for Meaning in Organizations: Seven Practical Questions for Ethical Managers


Pava calls for a new kind of organization built on a more accurate definition of what the organization is. He argues that organizations can and should satisfy not only basic human needs, but also the highest human aspirations as well. He helps us recognize that since business plays a central role in our culture, we must understand that ethics is bound up in that role inextricably, and we need to think about ethics systematically if we hope to achieve organizational change. Ultimately ethics is about creating and sustaining meaningful work environments without sacrificing legitimate concerns for the bottom line; it is not about following a set of onerous, nit-picking rules. This book is an engaging contribution to the literature on management, business and society, and the theory and practice of ethics.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1999


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