CEVI-WP 08-01

On Organizational Integrity
Wim Vandekerckhove


This paper submits that an intersubjective account of integrity is able to solve current confusing and cynicism provoking integrity statements by organisations. First, I argue that much confusion is caused by regarding organisations as persons. Second, a useful account of integrity in an organisational context must comprise of the following elements: walk, talk, interaction, personal values, social values. I examine the meta-ethical assumptions of three account of integrity: objective, subjective and intersubjective. The intersubjective account of integrity is most suited for an organisational context because it recasts integrity as “talking the walk” and as “towards integrity”.

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