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Measuring and Communicating Business Ethics Jean-Pascal Gond, Rieneke Slager

The aim of the section is to examine, empirically and theoretically, the dynamics of measurement and communication in business ethics, and to investigate the ethical implications of how measures are produced, used, communicated, performed, and transformed. The reliance on metrics, numbers, ratings, rankings, and league tables to evaluate and communicate individual and organizational performance is such a pervasive social, scientific, and business practice that it is often taken-for-granted, including when measuring and reporting on corporate social responsibility, ethics, or sustainability by practitioners and academics alike. Hence, we seek to problematize and reflect on ethical issues inherent to metrics as well as communicative practices informed by numbers.