Corporate philanthropy as a context for moral agency, a MacIntyrean enquiry

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Corporate philanthropy as a context for moral agency, a MacIntyrean enquiry. / Nicholson, Helen; Beadle, Ron; Slack, Richard.

In: Journal of Business Ethics, 29.05.2019.

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abstract = "It has been claimed that {\textquoteleft}virtuous structures{\textquoteright} can foster moral agency in organisations. We investigate this in the context of employee involvement in corporate philanthropy, an activity whose moral status has been disputed. Employing Alasdair MacIntyre{\textquoteright}s account of moral agency, we analyse the results of eight focus groups with employees engaged in corporate philanthropy in an employee-owned retailer, the John Lewis Partnership. Within this organisational context, Employee-Partners{\textquoteright} moral agency was evidenced in narrative accounts of their engagement in philanthropic activities and in their disputes about the moral status of corporate philanthropy.",
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