Ethical Hazards: A Motive, Means, and Opportunity Approach to Curbing Corporate Unethical Behavior [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 107 (3):265-279 (2012)
Scandals in companies such as Enron have been a source of great concern in the last decade. The events that led to a global financial crisis in 2008 have heightened this concern. How does one account for executive behaviors that led to such a crisis? This article argues that a conjunction of motive, means, and opportunity creates ‘an ethical hazard’ making questionable executive decisions more probable. It then suggests that corporate unethical behavior can be minimized by creating a process to identify and remove such ethical hazards, and by appointing an ‘ethical hazards marshal.’
Keywords Corporate ethics  Incentives  Ethical hazards  Corporate scandals  Financial crisis
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-011-1037-0
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