David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 35 (3):163 - 176 (2002)
This paper examines the relationship of ethical decision-making by individuals to corporate business ethics and organizational performance of three groups: (i) SMEs (small and medium enterprises), (ii) Outstanding SMEs (the Key Stone Award winners) and (iii) Large Enterprises, in order to provide a reference for Taiwanese entrepreneurs to practice better business ethics. The survey method involved random sampling of 132 enterprises within three groups. Some 524 out of 1320 questionnaires were valid. The survey results demonstrated that ethical decision-making by individuals, corporate business ethics and organizational performance are highly related. In summary, then, high levels of organizational performance were directly attributable to high levels of applied corporate and individual ethics. Furthermore, there is a demonstrable tendency for Outstanding SMEs to reject ethically unsound practices such as padded expense accounts, tax evasion and misleading advertising. The measurement criteria used to assess organizational performance, however, did not include an objective evaluation of financial performance.
|Keywords||corporate business ethics organizational performance ethical decision-making by individuals SMEs Taiwanese entrepreneurs|
|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
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Heidi von Weltzien Hoivik (2007). East Meets West: Tacit Messages About Business Ethics in Stories Told by Chinese Managers. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 74 (4):457 - 469.
Yin-Hua Yeh, Tsun-Siou Lee & Pei-Gi Shu (2008). The Agency Problems Embedded in Firm's Equity Investment. Journal of Business Ethics 79 (1/2):151 - 166.
Heidi Weltzien Hoivik (2007). East Meets West: Tacit Messages About Business Ethics in Stories Told by Chinese Managers. Journal of Business Ethics 74 (4):457-469.
Similar books and articles
Eva-Maria Hammann, André Habisch & Harald Pechlaner (2009). Values That Create Value: Socially Responsible Business Practices in SMEs – Empirical Evidence From German Companies. Business Ethics 18 (1):37-51.
K. Paudel Shishir (forthcoming). Organizational Ethics, Individual Ethics, and Ethical Intentions in International Decision-Making. Journal of Business Ethics.
Lewis Long-fung Chau & Wai-sum Siu (2000). Ethical Decision-Making in Corporate Entrepreneurial Organizations. Journal of Business Ethics 23 (4):365 - 375.
Jeanne M. Logsdon & Kristi Yuthas (1997). Corporate Social Performance, Stakeholder Orientation, and Organizational Moral Development. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1213-1226.
Chen-Fong Wu (2004). Research on a Typology of Business Ethics Operation Across the Taiwan Strait. Journal of Business Ethics 52 (3):229-242.
Harvey S. James (2000). Reinforcing Ethical Decision Making Through Organizational Structure. Journal of Business Ethics 28 (1):43 - 58.
Terry W. Loe, Linda Ferrell & Phylis Mansfield (2000). A Review of Empirical Studies Assessing Ethical Decision Making in Business. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 25 (3):185 - 204.
David Williamson, Gary Lynch-Wood & John Ramsay (2006). Drivers of Environmental Behaviour in Manufacturing SMEs and the Implications for CSR. Journal of Business Ethics 67 (3):317 - 330.
Craig E. Johnson (2012). Organizational Ethics: A Practical Approach. Sage Publications.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads23 ( #107,014 of 1,696,561 )
Recent downloads (6 months)8 ( #69,930 of 1,696,561 )
How can I increase my downloads?