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Title: Normal Compassion: A Framework for Compassionate Decision Making
Authors: Simpson, AV
Clegg, S
Pitsis, T
Keywords: compassion;legitimacy;positive organizational ethics;positive organizational scholarship;power
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Journal of Business Ethics, 2014, 119 (4), pp. 473 - 491
Abstract: In this empirical paper, we present a model of the dynamic legitimizing processes involved in the receiving and giving of compassion. We focus on the idea of being 'worthy of compassion' and show how ideas on giving and receiving compassion are highly contestable. Recognition of a worthy recipient or giver of compassion constitutes a socially recognized claim to privilege, which has ethical managerial and organizational implications. We offer a model that assists managers in fostering ethical strength in their performance by encouraging reflection on the ethical complexity involved in compassion relations. The model emphasizes the dynamics of both the givers and receivers of compassion and so can also be used by organizations to both assess how others may view the legitimacy of their compassion relations and also to develop a positive organizational ethic of compassionate conduct. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
ISSN: 0167-4544
Appears in Collections:Brunel Business School Research Papers

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