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A battle of elephants: (I)legitimate ethical voices?

Khalid, S. M., Atkins, J. and Khalid, A. A. (2014) A battle of elephants: (I)legitimate ethical voices? In: The 18th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society, 30 June - 01 July 2014, Barcelona. (Khalid, M.S., Khalid A.A & Solomon, J.A. (2014). “A battle of elephants: (I)legitimate ethical voices?” (Forthcoming at The 18th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society as well as under review with The Journal of Business Ethics))

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In this paper, we aim to distil myriad stakeholder voices through a Foucaudian theoretical apparatus in the establishment of ethical stakeholder voices amidst a takeover of a Ghanaian National Bank with ownership control by the state National Pension Fund and Insurance Company. Resonating with Foucault’s position that, the prove and an actual practice of ethical principles despite risk is non-existent within a democracy, this paper reveals how stakeholders in a takeover further their own interest to the neglect of the very germane societal expectation of a salient stakeholder role. We further fill an existing gap within the stakeholder literature that posit of stakeholders as always possessing the right and ethical voices. We conclude that, despite Foucault’s last lecture of The Courage of Truth: The Government of the Self and others having proven of a robust apparatus in distilling ethical voices from non-ethical within the realm of a democratic field, its idealist nature demands a counterfactual position.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Henley Business School > Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting
ID Code:37489
Uncontrolled Keywords:Ethics, Corporate governance, Stakeholder, Salience, Takeover, Foucault, Accountability, and Transparency

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