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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorA. Lamond, Daviden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:17:47Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:17:47Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2011-11-09T07:22:32Z
dc.identifier.issn01674544en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10551-011-0838-5en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/41476
dc.description.abstractWe examined Confucian moral philosophy, primarily the Analects, to determine how Confucian ethics could help managers regulate their own behavior (self-regulation) to maintain an ethical standard of practice. We found that some Confucian virtues relevant to self-regulation are common to Western concepts of management ethics such as benevolence, righteousness, wisdom, and trustworthiness. Some are relatively unique, such as ritual propriety and filial piety. We identify seven Confucian principles and discuss how they apply to achieving ethical self-regulation in management. In addition, we examined some of the more unique Confucian practices to achieve self-regulation including ritual and music. We balanced the framework by exploring the potential problems in applying Confucian principles to develop ethical self-regulation including whistle blowing. Confucian moral philosophy offers an indigenous Chinese theoretical framework for developing ethical self- regulation in managers. This is relevant for Confucian oriented societies, such as China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore for those who relate to managers in Confucian oriented societies. We recommend further research to examine if the application of the Confucian practices out-lined here actually work in regulating the ethical behavior of managers in modern organizations.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom669en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto683en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue4en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Business Ethicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume102en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399en_US
dc.titleWhat Would Confucius Do? - Confucian Ethics and Self-Regulation in Managementen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.date.issued2011
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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