TITLE

THE ETHICAL WORLD OF ORGANIZATIONAL PROFESSIONALS AND SCIENTISTS

AUTHOR(S)
Yarwood, Dean L.
PUB. DATE
January 1985
SOURCE
Public Administration Quarterly;Winter85, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p461
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article asserts that professionals and scientists are part of the ethics problems of modern organizations because of the way they are integrated into the control structure of such organizations and also because of some characteristics of professions themselves. The habitat of professionals and scientists is the formal organization. Their ethical world is the same organizational jungle in which public and private line executives spend their work days. A quality important to any discussion of ethics in organizations is that organizational behavior is not personal behavior. In other words, traditional values such as respect for the individual, the importance of personal integrity, recognition of individual efforts, and so on, as taught in such traditional structures as families, churches and local societies, are not the exclusive or even primary basis for making decisions in large organizations. Scientists and professionals are an important part of modern bureaucracies. Their contributions, though limited in scope, are combined with the contributions of others through the organizational control structure to achieve the purposes of the organization. As a result, they must share with line officials the responsibility for any ethics problems caused by these organizations.
ACCESSION #
7285001

 

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