David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 14 (2):145 - 158 (1995)
This research investigates the perceptions of five constituent groups of an accredited business school — their perceptions of others'' ethics, of their own ethics and ideal values, and of how business ethics can be improved. Self-described behavior from the constituent groups is quite similar, yet is decidedly different from that which respondents felt others would do. Undergraduate business students tended to have the lowest estimation of others'' ethics in addition to the least ethical self-described behavior compared with other constituent groups. All constituents were solidly in favor of improving ethics by developing principles of business ethics, requiring ethics courses in business schools and introducing industry codes of ethics. People are much more ethical than they are perceived to be. Knowing that others are more ethical may in turn cause other people to act more ethically. Similarly, believing that others are less ethical may encourage less ethical behavior.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
James Weber (1990). Measuring the Impact of Teaching Ethics to Future Managers: A Review, Assessment, and Recommendations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 9 (3):183 - 190.
Peter Arlow (1991). Personal Characteristics in College Students' Evaluations of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (1):63 - 69.
Ronald R. Sims & Serbrenia J. Sims (1991). Increasing Applied Business Ethics Courses in Business School Curricula. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (3):211 - 219.
Gael M. McDonald & Raymond A. Zepp (1988). Ethical Perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese Business Managers. Journal of Business Ethics 7 (11):835 - 845.
LaRue T. Hosmer (1985). The Other 338: Why a Majority of Our Schools of Business Administration Do Not Offer a Course in Business Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 4 (1):17 - 22.
Citations of this work BETA
Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, Reza Tajaddini & Lisa Y. Chen (2011). Business Ethics Perceptions of Public and Private Sector Iranians. Journal of Business Ethics 104 (3):433-447.
Similar books and articles
Scot Burton, Mark W. Johnston & Elizabeth J. Wilson (1991). An Experimental Assessment of Alternative Teaching Approaches for Introducing Business Ethics to Undergraduate Business Students. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (7):507 - 517.
Frank Sligo & Nicole Stirton (1998). Does Hindsight Bias Change Perceptions of Business Ethics? Journal of Business Ethics 17 (2):111-124.
Shohreh A. Kaynama, Algin King & Louise W. Smith (1996). The Impact of a Shift in Organizational Role on Ethical Perceptions: A Comparative Study. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (5):581 - 590.
Xinwen Wu (1999). Business Ethical Perceptions of Business People in East China. Business Ethics Quarterly 9 (3):541-558.
B. Stevens (2004). The Ethics of the US Business Executive: A Study of Perceptions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 54 (2):163 - 171.
Barbara C. Cole & Dennie L. Smith (1996). Perceptions of Business Ethics: Students Vs. Business People. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 15 (8):889 - 896.
Janet S. Adams, Armen Tashchian & Ted H. Shore (2001). Social Costs of Environmental Justice Associated with the Practice of Green Marketing. Journal of Business Ethics 29 (3):199-211.
Janet S. Adams, Armen Tashchian & Ted H. Shore (2001). Codes of Ethics as Signals for Ethical Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics 29 (3):199 - 211.
James R. Davis & Ralph E. Welton (1991). Professional Ethics: Business Students' Perceptions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 10 (6):451 - 463.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #189,766 of 1,792,099 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #344,915 of 1,792,099 )
How can I increase my downloads?