Ethics in Organizational Change: Some Legal Perspectives

16 Pages Posted: 28 Feb 2011  

Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke

University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law; Harvard Law School; University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille by Laga

Date Written: October 9, 2009

Abstract

This paper is the draft text of a lecture given at a Conference on Organizational Change organized by the Committee of Science and Ethics of the University of Leuven, KUL, on October 9, 2009. From a legal perspective I have presented two types of framework operating in two dimensions or on two levels. There is a regulatory and a contractual legal framework, operating from a top and street level. Moreover the law operates in different ethics roles: ethics defining and ethics compliance (matrix in figure 1). The legal perspective is a result of a multi-actor process involving different legal actors, scopes and methods that are all interacting in multiple ways, horizontally, vertically and diagonally (matrix in figure 2).

Keywords: Legal Ethics, Regulations, Corporate Governance, Contracts, ADR, Dispute system design, Process Pluralism

JEL Classification: K10, K20, K30, K40

Suggested Citation

Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Ethics in Organizational Change: Some Legal Perspectives (October 9, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1771625 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1771625

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