Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 1-10 Open Access
  3. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 11-19 Open Access
  4. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 21-29 Open Access
  5. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 31-37 Open Access
  6. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 39-47 Open Access
  7. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 49-60 Open Access
  8. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 61-67 Open Access
  9. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 69-77 Open Access
  10. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 79-88 Open Access
  11. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 89-97 Open Access
  12. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 99-108 Open Access
  13. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 109-116 Open Access
  14. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 117-131 Open Access
  15. Øyvind Kvalnes
    Pages 133-141 Open Access
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 143-145

About this book


“I warmly recommend this book. It offers a fresh perspective on how to live with moral dilemmas in organizational life. Both practically-oriented and theoretically reasoned, this book is useful to teachers and students in academia, as well as employees in organizations.”

Anna-Maija Lämsä, Professor and Vice Dean, School of Business and Economics, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. Moral dilemmas are a pervasive feature of working life. Moral Reasoning at Work offers a fresh perspective on how to live with them using ethics and moral psychology research. It argues that decision-makers must go beyond compliance and traditional approaches to ethics to prepare for moral dilemmas.

The second edition has been updated with a range of examples from the author’s more recent research, to reflect  current issues affecting organizations in the digital age. With two new chapters on artificial intelligence and social media, this new edition provides an up-to-date overview of ethical challenges in organizations.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Leadership and Organizational DevelopmentBI Norwegian Business SchoolOsloNorway

About the authors

Øyvind Kvalnes is Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway. He has facilitated moral reasoning sessions in a range of organizations in the private and public sectors. Author of Fallibility at Work (Palgrave, 2017), Øyvind's main research interests are in ethics, moral psychology, leadership, and excellence in organizations.

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