Employees and Business Ethics

Ahsan, M., 2018. Entrepreneurship and ethics in the sharing economy: a critical perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, pp.1-15.
This paper critically examines claims regarding the sharing economy, using Uber as example, to investigate the validity of claims that their drivers are partners who are engaged in entrepreneurship.

Alvesson, M. & Willmott, H. 2002. Identity regulation as organizational control: Producing the appropriate individual. Journal of Management Studies, 39(5): 619-644.
The authors take “regulation of identity as a focus for examining organizational control. It considers how employees are” encouraged to develop a self-image and work-orientation consistent with managerially-defined objectives.

Ardichvili, A., Jondle, D., Kowske, B., Cornachione, E., Li, J. and Thakadipuram, T., 2012. Ethical cultures in large business organizations in Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Journal of Business Ethics, 105(4), pp.415-428.
This study examines the perception of ethical business culture in large businesses in Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Bowie, N. and Jamal, K. 2006. Privacy Rights on the Internet: Self-Regulation or
Government Regulation? Business Ethics Quarterly, 16(3): 323-342.
This article deals with whether privacy on the internet should be self-regulated, or government regulated. They propose a labelling system consistent with self-regulation.

Bunting, M. 2004. 'Willing slaves: How the overwork culture is ruling our lives'. London: HarperCollins.
"Willing slaves, based on first-hand research and hundreds of interviews, explores the paradox of how we allow ourselves to be exploited and how we look to work to give our lives meaning and purpose.”

Cialdini, R.B., Petrova, P.K., & Goldstein, N.J. 2004. The Hidden Costs of Organizational Dishonesty. MIT Sloan Management Review. (Spring Edition).
Important review that shows the deep institutional problems caused by employee malfeasance.

Farooq, M., Farooq, O. and Jasimuddin, S.M., 2014. Employees response to corporate social responsibility: Exploring the role of employees’ collectivist orientation. European Management Journal, 32(6), pp.916-927.
This study examines how individual employee differences moderate the influence of CSR on employee behaviour.

Fried, C. 2015. Contract as Promise: A Theory of Employee Obligation. 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Extended philosophical and legal examination of contracts; what they are,  their limits, and why they are so important.

Greenwood, M., 2013. Ethical analyses of HRM: A review and research agenda. Journal of Business Ethics, 114(2), pp.355-366.
This article investigates the relationship between ethics and HRM, arguing for a deeper analysis of HRM from an ethical perspective.

Kaler, J. 1999. Understanding participation. Journal of Business Ethics, 21(2/3): 125.
This article starts by suggesting different types of employee participation and then looks at the difference between bargaining and participation.

Kaptein, M. 2011. From Inaction to External Whistleblowing: The Influence of the Ethical Culture of Organizations on Employee Responses to Reported Wrongdoing. Journal of Business Ethics, 98(3): 508-530.
Article that charts how certain aspects of corporate culture can negatively influence whistleblowing experiences and whistleblowing effectiveness.

McNutt, P. and Batho, C. 2005. Code of ethics and employee governance. International Journal of Social Economics, 32(8): 656.
This paper argues that the debate on corporate governance has largely ignored the issue of good governance for all employees. They argue that good governance for employees requires a code of ethics that includes both a sense of what is considered right and wrong but also includes a sense of duty towards other employees.

Michaelson, C., Pratt, M.G., Grant, A.M. and Dunn, C.P., 2014. Meaningful work: Connecting business ethics and organization studies. Journal of Business Ethics, 121(1), pp.77-90.
This article seeks to draw together research on meaningful work from the fields of business ethics and organization studies.

Pierce, L., Snow, D.C., McAfee, A., 2015. Cleaning House: The Impact of Information Technology Monitoring on Employee Theft and Productivity. Management Science, 61(10): 2299-2319.
Study that shows how improved employee monitoring results in greater employee productivity and lower incidence of theft.

Wood, G. 2002. A Partnership Model of Corporate Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics,
40(1): 61-73.
This article provides a model of partnership focused both within and outside the organization that is based on an ethical culture.

van Marrewijk, M. 2004. The Social Dimension of Organizations: Recent Experience with Great Place to Work Assessment Practices. Journal of Business Ethics, 55 (1/2): 135-146.
This study focuses on improving organizational performance by creating a culture of trust.

Zablow, R. 2006. Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Workplace. Risk Management, 53(9): 26-29.
A brief article about how to create an ethical workplace.