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Integrity and consensus: A Christian perspective on ethical management and education in South Africa

L. Kretzschmar
Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship/Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap | Vol 67, No 4 | a378 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v67i4.378 | © 2002 L. Kretzschmar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 August 2002 | Published: 06 August 2002

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L. Kretzschmar, Dept. Systematic Theology & Theological Ethics, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa

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In this article the compliance- and values-based approaches to ethical management are explained and the challenges of the contemporary business and societal contexts in South Africa noted. The need for both moral integrity and character (with respect to perception, intention and virtue) and ethical consensus is extensively discussed. The importance of ethical dialogue as a means of reaching moral consensus, and the contribution of public theology (particularly Christian theology) are assessed. Finally, vital issues relating to business ethics management and education are outlined and some practical possibilities suggested.


Consensus And Formation Moral Dialogue; Ethical Management And Education; Moral Integrity


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