Essay about cpm and hrm contribution

Utilitarianism (book) please use this

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John Stuart Mill’s book Utilitarianism is a classic exposition and defence of utilitarianism in ethics. The essay first appeared as a series of three articles published in Fraser’s Magazine in 1861; the articles were collected and reprinted as a single book in 1863.[1] Mill’s aim in the book is to explain what utilitarianism is, to show why it is the best theory of ethics, and to defend it against a wide range of criticisms and misunderstandings. Though heavily criticized both in Mill’s lifetime and in the years since, Utilitarianism did a great deal to popularize utilitarian ethics[2] and was “the most influential philosophical articulation of a liberal humanistic morality that was produced in the nineteenth century.”

Essay Question – Please answer the following question:

Utilitarianism argues that human happiness is an ethical goal.

How can HRM/CPM contribute to this goal?


“Human happiness in CPM and in HRM”

This essay is about CPM’s and HRM’s contribution to organisations, society, and humanity. It is designed to allow students to:

  • Explain the contribution of strategic HRM to organisations, and analyse why effective HRM is difficult
  • Describe the various ways that HRM can be pursued in a range of organisations
  • Develop analytical and communication skills appropriate for participating in people management in organisations.

Details – The ethics of contemporary people management and human resource management:

  • Chapter 15 of your textbook is about “Ethics and HRM” (pp. 524-552).
  • Do not sum up different versions of human ethics in your essay (this is not a report).
  • Do not discuss too many issues – focus on “one” key issue and discuss this in detail.
  • Do not have sub-headings in your essay.
  • Write “in essay format”: “your” introduction introduces the subject at hand (how to argue).
  • The ‘main body’ discusses three issues

1. Utilitarianism and the “Happiness Principle”,

2. what is HRM / CPM, and

3. How do both relate to each other;

4. This is followed by a conclusion that answers this question: ‘what can we learn from all this?’.

  • Your essay should contain three sections:

1. A theoretical perspective to discuss [Utilitarianism and the Happiness Principle Utilitarianism: Bentham: “the greatest pleasure for the greatest number” Your action should achieve pleasure. see: Klikauer 2010: 47-67 & Klikauer 2012: (pp.159-167)

2. What is HRM/CPM; and

3. How the two (a & b) can be reconciled, if at all.

4. Essential: You Must Read – Sources (excerpts are on vUWS): Bolton, S. C. & Houlihan, M. 2007. Searching for the human in HRM: theory, practice and workplace contexts, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

5. It is advisable to watch Moral Philosopher Peter Singer at the Sydney Opera House in 2015.

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