Banking and Finance. Managing the Moral Dimension by James Lynch

By James Lynch

Jim Lynch offers a clean in-depth learn of the ethical pressures skilled through bankers and exhibits easy methods to take on them realistically. The reader is guided throughout the international of banking and finance and proven in functional phrases tips to stability the ethical facets of banking and its different dimensions. This ebook treats morality and moral behaviour as components that have to be controlled successfully if monetary companies are to climate the storms which lie forward

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They can range from training, following an example, receiving orders, suggestions or threats. Each will result in a slightly different choice from our unique repertoire of behaviours. 37 Banking and finance Responses are the specific choices undertaken to resolve the situation as best we can. Some people have a much smaller repertoire of behaviours than others. In such cases, they are likely to be more predictable in their responses to a given situation. The choice of a response will be influenced by seven key factors: - Assumptions.

With social and e g o needs w e are o n firmer moral ground, though even here the quicksands of selfinterest and deceit can swallow good intentions. Self-actualisation brings us to the moral high ground in w h i c h sound values and ethical standards buttress individual integrity. Maslow's theory, as far as motivation is concerned, suffers from serious deficiencies since there is little empirical evidence to support it. Nevertheless it provides a useful conceptual framework w h i c h has b e e n refined by others, o n e being Clayton Alderfer.

The time is ripe to break through the crust of changing fashions and reveal not only the moral dimension of financial services but its implications for the behaviour of those who work in it By itself, money in all its modern forms is amoral, morally neutral. However, it is used for both moral and immoral purposes. As the main facilitators of lending and accumulating money, bankers and other financiers are the recipients of public opprobrium when money lent by them is put to bad use. Rarely is acclaim bestowed upon them, when they finance a venture which benefits the common good.

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