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Handbook of Human Resource Development by Neal F. Chalofsky

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Morality and Ethics in HRD

Darlene Russ-Eft

College of Education, Oregon State University

This chapter considers morality and ethics in HRD. To ground the discussion, it begins with an overview of some of the key ethical theories: (a) ethical relativism, (b) utilitarianism, (c) deontological ethics, (d) virtue ethics, (e) ethic of care, and (f) social contract. These ethical theories provide the basis for examining specific issues related to HRD.

The second subsection examines some concerns related to the diversity of moral-religious systems. More specifically, this section considers ethics within different religious and theological views. Since ...

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