Journal of Business Ethics 25 (3):237 - 253 (2000)
|Abstract||This paper reports the results of a survey of ethical attitudes, values, and propensities in public sector employees in Australia. It was expected that demographic variables, personal values, and contextual variables at the individual level, and group- and organisational-level values would predict use of formal codes of ethics and ethical tolerance (tolerance of unethical behaviour). Useable data were received from 500 respondents selected at random across public sector organisations in a single Australian state. Results supported the study hypotheses, but indicated that different mechanisms underlie each of the criterion variables. Use of ethical codes was determined primarily on the basis of a perception that others use the code, while ethical tolerance was determined by personal values. At an applied level, the research highlights the need for orgasnizations to establish a critical mass of code users, so that this operates as a normative influence on others in the organization|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Jeremiah Conway & John Houlihan (1982). The Real Estate Code of Ethics: Viable or Vaporous? Journal of Business Ethics 1 (3):201 - 210.
Elisaveta Gjorgji Sardžoska & Thomas Li-Ping Tang (2009). Testing a Model of Behavioral Intentions in the Republic of Macedonia: Differences Between the Private and the Public Sectors. Journal of Business Ethics 87 (4):495 - 517.
Ken Udas, William L. Fuerst & David B. Paradice (1996). An Investigation of Ethical Perceptions of Public Sector Mis Professionals. Journal of Business Ethics 15 (7):721 - 734.
Lewis R. Tucker, Vlasis Stathakopolous & Charles H. Patti (1999). A Multidimensional Assessment of Ethical Codes: The Professional Business Association Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics 19 (3):287 - 300.
Göran Svensson, Greg Wood & Michael Callaghan (2010). A Comparison of Business Ethics Commitment in Private and Public Sector Organizations in Sweden. Business Ethics 19 (2):213-232.
Joanne Hoven Stohs & Teresa Brannick (1999). Code and Conduct: Predictors of Irsih Managers' Ethical Reasoning. Journal of Business Ethics 22 (4):311 - 326.
Victor J. Callan (1992). Predicting Ethical Values and Training Needs in Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 11 (10):761 - 769.
Seow Ting Lee (2005). Predicting Tolerance of Journalistic Deception. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 20 (1):22 – 42.
Yi-Hui Huang (2001). Should a Public Relations Code of Ethics Be Enforced? Journal of Business Ethics 31 (3):259 - 270.
Irene Roozen, Patrick De Pelsmacker & Frank Bostyn (2001). The Ethical Dimensions of Decision Processes of Employees. Journal of Business Ethics 33 (2):87 - 99.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads1 ( #274,556 of 548,984 )
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?