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Saving human lives : lessons in management ethics / by Robert Elliott Allinson.

By: Allinson, Robert E. (Robert Elliott).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Springer.Issues in business ethics: v. 21.Publisher: Dordrecht ; [London] : Springer, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 354 p.).ISBN: 9781402029806; 1402029802.Subject(s): Business ethics | Social responsibility of business | Emergency managementAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Saving human lives.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Accidents, Tragedies and Disasters; The Internal Relationship Between Ethics and Business; The Buck Stops Here and it Stops Everywhere Else as Well; Crisis Management and Disaster Prevention Management; The Vasa Disaster; The Titanic Disaster; The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster; Post-Challenger Investigations; The Herald of Free Enterprise Disaster; The King's Cross Underground Fire; The Disaster on Mt. Erebus; Moral Responsibility and Techno-Organization.
Summary: Dealing with the field of management ethics, this book demonstrates Professor Allinson's thesis that valuing human lives is the core of ethical management. His comparison of the ideas of the power of Fate and High Technology, his penetrating analysis of the very concept of an "accident", demonstrate how concepts rule our lives.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 334-345) and index.

Accidents, Tragedies and Disasters; The Internal Relationship Between Ethics and Business; The Buck Stops Here and it Stops Everywhere Else as Well; Crisis Management and Disaster Prevention Management; The Vasa Disaster; The Titanic Disaster; The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster; Post-Challenger Investigations; The Herald of Free Enterprise Disaster; The King's Cross Underground Fire; The Disaster on Mt. Erebus; Moral Responsibility and Techno-Organization.

Dealing with the field of management ethics, this book demonstrates Professor Allinson's thesis that valuing human lives is the core of ethical management. His comparison of the ideas of the power of Fate and High Technology, his penetrating analysis of the very concept of an "accident", demonstrate how concepts rule our lives.

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