article review Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning

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James Weber (1991). Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning 293-313 Introduction This review intents to summarize and evaluate the adaptions of Lawrence Kohlberg's Moral Judgment Interview and Standard Issue Scoring method by James Weber. The article “Adapting Kohlberg to Enhance the Assessment of Managers Moral Reasoning” by James Weber mentions four different adaptions of the moral judgment interview and the standard issue scoring method. These modifications have tested by empirical investigation that proved they can help to enhance the assessment of the manager’s moral reasoning. (294) If his modifications can fully help to assess the manager’s moral reasoning, I believe it would highly contribute to…show more content…
Although, I do not really understand the process of evaluating those data but I believe those questions and interview method could enhance the assessment of moral understanding and collect substantially more data by using less time. The author suggests using written interview which could save the manager and researchers’ time because face-to-face interview would take more human resources and incur substantial cost of time to get the interview done. Also, managers may have difficulty to find a lot of free time to do the interview. The written interview can solve this problem without having a really difference result with oral interview. Therefore, I believe the author achieve its goal very well. As what I mention before, the purpose of these modifications is to enhance the assessment of managers’ moral reasoning which finally lead to a better understanding of managers’ moral decision-making process. This article suggests that these adaptions the researcher use may help to resolve the ethical dilemmas at the workplace. The better understanding of managers’ moral decision-making process can help the corporations to have a greater prediction of their organizational ethical behavior. (309) I believe if the CEO and stakeholders understand why the managers make certain decisions when they confront ethical conflict that

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