The Resource Enabled and constrained : culture, ethics and structuration in an advertising agency, by Erin E. Schauster

Enabled and constrained : culture, ethics and structuration in an advertising agency, by Erin E. Schauster

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Enabled and constrained : culture, ethics and structuration in an advertising agency
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Enabled and constrained
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culture, ethics and structuration in an advertising agency
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by Erin E. Schauster
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eng
Summary
Understanding the complexity of advertising ethics mandates an organizational approach to empirical research. Organizational culture affords attention to not only the advertising practitioner's perspectives of ethics, but also to the organizational context in that ethical decision-making takes place. This ethnography examines the relationship between organizational culture and advertising ethics at an advertising agency from the theoretical perspective of Giddens' structuration. Forty-five days of fieldwork and one-on-one interviews with 45 agency practitioners examined shared perceptions and divided views of organizational values, goals, challenges, and aspects of leadership; as well as perceptions of ethical problems in advertising. Members' ethical perceptions fell along a continuum from moral myopia to acute ethical awareness. Organizational values enabling ethical awareness and decision-making include integrity and respect for others. Also, the hands-on work characteristic of leaders sets an ethical example for others. A founder of the agency suggested ethics was not an intention for starting the agency. Furthermore, the agency does not espouse explicit ethical values or code. Therefore, the perceptions categorizing moral myopia suggest ways in which ethical awareness is simultaneously constrained. The concept of amorality is presented as the organizational perspective for understanding, and as a constraint upon, ethical intentions for an agency
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MUU
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1980-
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Schauster, Erin E.
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Ph.D.
Dissertation note
Dissertation
Dissertation year
2013.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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University of Missouri--Columbia
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Duffy, Margaret
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  • Advertising
  • Advertising agencies
  • Corporate culture
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Enabled and constrained : culture, ethics and structuration in an advertising agency, by Erin E. Schauster
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Publication
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  • "December 2013."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Margaret Duffy
  • Vita
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-266)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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896132429
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1 online resource (vi, 267 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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remote
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(OCoLC)896132429
Label
Enabled and constrained : culture, ethics and structuration in an advertising agency, by Erin E. Schauster
Publication
Note
  • "December 2013."
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Margaret Duffy
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-266)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
896132429
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 267 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)896132429

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