Whose Responsibility Is Meaningful Work?


Ethics and Business Law

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ethics, job satisfaction, employees, employers


This paper aims to explore the conditions for meaningful work as a moral responsibility. Meaningful work is important in an increasingly globalized world in which greater wealth does not necessarily contribute to greater happiness and workers’ well-being is often not within their own control. Often, meaningful work is considered to be desirable but not morally obligatory despite the continuing need for work that improves social and environmental welfare.

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Journal Of Management Development

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30(6), 548-557.

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