David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 69 (1):95 - 109 (2006)
The purpose of this paper is to explore job performance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) from an ethical perceptive. A great number of studies have extensively discussed the link between M&A and performance; however, most focused on the financial functions and strategy selections. Although ethical issues emerge in the M&A process, it is a less studied area. This study adopted the structural equation modeling approach to empirically test our hypotheses. Based on 264 samples from financial companies, data analyses indicated that ethical conduct in M&A is significantly correlated with employee job performance. Ensuring employment security and caring practices can significantly explain organizational commitment. Organizational commitment also plays a significant mediating role between a company’s ethical conduct and employee job performance. Managerial implications are also provided.
|Keywords||mergers and acquisitions business ethics organizational commitment job performance|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Nel Noddings (1984). Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education. University of California Press.
L. K. Treviňo, K. D. Butterfield & D. L. McCabe (1998). The Ethical Context in Organizations: Influences on Employee Attitudes and Behavior. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):447-476.
Nel Noddings (1992). The Challenge to Care in Schools an Alternative Approach to Education. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
Wesley Cragg (2000). Human Rights and Business Ethics: Fashioning a New Social Contract. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 27 (1-2):205 - 214.
Warren French & Alexander Weis (2000). An Ethics of Care or an Ethics of Justice. Journal of Business Ethics 27 (1-2):125 - 136.
Citations of this work BETA
Jocelyn D. Evans & Frank Hefner (2009). Business Ethics and the Decision to Adopt Golden Parachute Contracts: Empirical Evidence of Concern for All Stakeholders. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 86 (1):65 - 79.
Similar books and articles
Ming-Tien Tsai & Chun-Chen Huang (2008). The Relationship Among Ethical Climate Types, Facets of Job Satisfaction, and the Three Components of Organizational Commitment: A Study of Nurses in Taiwan. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 80 (3):565 - 581.
Yu-Shu Peng & Shing-Shiuan Lin (2009). National Culture, Economic Development, Population Growth and Environmental Performance: The Mediating Role of Education. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 90 (2):203 - 219.
Weihui Fu, Satish P. Deshpande & Xiao Zhao (2011). The Impact of Ethical Behavior and Facets of Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment of Chinese Employees. Journal of Business Ethics 104 (4):537-543.
Weihui Fu & Satish P. Deshpande (2012). Antecedents of Organizational Commitment in a Chinese Construction Company. Journal of Business Ethics 109 (3):301-307.
Tae Hee Choi & Jinchul Jung (2008). Ethical Commitment, Financial Performance, and Valuation: An Empirical Investigation of Korean Companies. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):447 - 463.
Alicia S. M. Leung (2008). Matching Ethical Work Climate to In-Role and Extra-Role Behaviors in a Collectivist Work Setting. Journal of Business Ethics 79 (1/2):43 - 55.
Dheeraj Sharma, Shaheen Borna & James M. Stearns (2009). An Investigation of the Effects of Corporate Ethical Values on Employee Commitment and Performance: Examining the Moderating Role of Perceived Fairness. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 89 (2):251 - 260.
Curtis C. Verschoor (1998). A Study of the Link Between a Corporation's Financial Performance and its Commitment to Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (13):1509-1516.
Sean Valentine, Philip Varca, Lynn Godkin & Tim Barnett (2010). Positive Job Response and Ethical Job Performance. Journal of Business Ethics 91 (2):195 - 206.
Nan Young Kim & Graham Miller (2008). Perceptions of the Ethical Climate in the Korean Tourism Industry. Journal of Business Ethics 82 (4):941 - 954.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads24 ( #136,666 of 1,777,336 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #142,865 of 1,777,336 )
How can I increase my downloads?