An analysis regarding the relation between rationality and ethics on decision-making in organizations

Review of Global Management

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Title An analysis regarding the relation between rationality and ethics on decision-making in organizations
Un análisis de la relación entre la racionalidad y la ética alrededor de la toma de decisiones en las organizaciones
Creator Ojeda Pino , Jorge Luis
Subject rationality
decisional process
proceso decisorio
Description The decision-making process is a key element within many fields. Rationality is a theoretical framework to understand that social and economic behavior which contributes to better decisional processes. This role of rationality generates expectations from the stakeholders of the decisional process, one of which is refers to the need of including ethical criteria within the decisional process itself. This essay explores both the concept of rationality, as well as its types, in order to evaluate the extent to which ethical criteria should be part of said process. In doing this, the concepts of minimal instrumental rationality and ethics are analyzed, setting the stage for a discussion of common fields and roles in relation to both available knowledge before the decision-making, and reasoning, derived actions, and consequences. This essay concludes that rationality and ethics share much during the implementation of the decision-making process, though both have a different role in it.
El proceso decisorio es un elemento clave en diversos campos. La racionalidad es un marco teórico para entender y formular el comportamiento social y económico que contribuye a la búsqueda de mejores decisiones. Este rol de la racionalidad genera diversas expectativas de parte de quienes interactúan con el proceso decisorio; una de estas expectativas es que debe incorporar criterios éticos en el proceso decisorio. Esta reflexión explora, tanto el concepto de racionalidad, como sus tipos, a fin de evaluar qué tanto debería o no incorporar estos criterios éticos. La exploración incluye los conceptos de racionalidad instrumental mínima y ética, proponiendo un análisis de sus puntos de contacto y de sus roles en cuanto al conocimiento previo a la toma de decisiones, el razonamiento, las acciones derivadas del proceso decisorio y sus consecuencias. Se concluye que la racionalidad y la ética comparten diversos campos de implementación del proceso decisorio, pero cada una desde su propio rol. 
Publisher Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas - UPC
Date 2020-06-26
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Format application/pdf
Source Review of Global Management; Vol. 5 Núm. 1 (2019); 55-74
Language spa
Rights Derechos de autor 2020 Jorge Luis Ojeda Pino

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