23 Mar Sean Valentine gives March 27 Faculty Lecture on managing ethics in organizations
The next Faculty Lecture will feature Sean Valentine, Professor of Management, speaking on “Managing Ethics in Organizations: Current Issues, Opportunities, and Challenges.” The event is set for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the talk.
Employees in various work settings and professions face different issues that have ethical implications, such as self-interest and honesty, workplace bullying and incivility, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and whistleblowing. Individuals’ reactions to these issues are affected by their personal characteristics, key issue-contingent factors, and their work environments. Leaders should therefore develop workplaces that enhance the experiences of employees. In particular, positive human resource policies, organizational ethical practices, and transformative leadership styles can enhance individual work attitudes, as well as motivate employees to think and behave more ethically. The degree to which organizations institutionalize ethical values and satisfy important social responsibilities can also positively impact employee wellbeing, and this support can enhance how individuals perceive their jobs and the organization as a whole. This presentation highlights many of these issues and outlines some associated research.
Sean Valentine is Professor of Management and the Robert Page Endowed Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Management Department of the College of Business and Public Administration at UND. His research and teaching interests include human resource management, business ethics, and organizational behavior. His research has appeared in journals such as Human Resource Management, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Personal Selling & Sales Management, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Behavioral Research in Accounting.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking is available south of Columbia Hall, across University Ave from the Memorial Union.
Funding for the UND Faculty Lecture Series is provided by the Offices of the President and the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
David L. Dodds
University of North Dakota