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The Ethics of Human Resources and Industrial Relations
John W. Budd (Editor); James G. Scoville (Editor)


Paper, 2005 ISBN: 978-0-913447-90-1
$ 29.95   £22.95

In the business and economic spheres, many of the most pressing ethical issues involve the employment relationship, such as the rights of employees versus shareholders, employee privacy and monitoring, whistleblowing, pay equity, discrimination, employee safety, anti-union campaigns, and minimum labor standards. Since the field of human resources and industrial relations is ultimately about people and quality of life, there is a pressing need to develop applications of business ethics for the employment relationship in the context of research, practice, and teaching.-From the Preface In recent years, by following media coverage of many scandals of accounting and accountability, the public has gained a greater understanding of what can happen when businesses do not adhere to ethical practices. It is now time for the human resources and industrial relations communities to explore the application of ethics to the employment relationship and to discover the importance of treating employees, not just numbers, properly. Contributors: Jonathan E. Booth, University of Minnesota Norman Bowie, University of Minnesota John W. Budd, University of Minnesota John T. Delaney, Michigan State University Linda Ewing, UAW Ronald S. Heinz, Allina Hospitals and Clinics Michael W. Howe, Allina Hospitals and Clinics Bruce E. Kaufman, Georgia State University Gordon Lafer, University of Oregon John J. Lawler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Richard S. Rosenberg, University of British Columbia Elizabeth D. Scott, Eastern Connecticut State University James G. Scoville, University of Minnesota Hoyt N. Wheeler, University of South Carolina Xiang Yi, Western Illinois University

About the Author
John W. Budd is Industrial Relations Landgrant Professor at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He is the author of Employment with a Human Face: Balancing Efficiency, Equity, and Voice, also from Cornell, and Labor Relations: Striking a Balance. James G. Scoville is Professor of Human Resources and Industrial Relations at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of several books, including Status Influences in Third World Labor Markets: Caste, Gender and Custom.

Subject Areas
Industrial and Labor Relations
Business Management & Human Resources