The Moral Muteness of Managers
Analysts say many managers exhibit a reluctance to describe their actions in moral terms even when they are acting for moral reasons. Managers typically respond as if their actions were guided exclusively by organizational interests, practicality, and economic good sense. Although managers often disagree regarding the extent to which business activities are morally neutral their interactions in contemporary industrial societies are greatly influenced by a number of normative expectations.
Bird, F.B., and Waters, J.A. (1989) "The Moral Muteness of Managers" California Management Review, Vol. 32 (1), pp. 73 - 88.