Ethical decision making

Thomas Li-Ping Tang, Emily James Weatherford

Abstract


The present study examined 136 individuals’ ethical decisions on 25 hypothetical business scenarios that can be grouped into four major areas: Opportunity within the organization, pressure from the organization, opportunity from other sources, and pressure from other sources. The results of this study may offer some insights regarding ethical behaviors. We also briefly discuss recent research on „the love of money is the root of evil” in an organizational setting and provided directions for future research.

Keywords


Business Ethics, Ethical Decision Making, the Love of Money, Evil

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