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  1. Paula L. Rechner & Dennis L. Smart (2011). An Examination of the Effects of Sport Involvement on Ethical Judgments in Sport and Business. Ethics and Behavior 22 (2):142 - 157.
    Popular press headlines frequently reveal unethical or illegal activity in business and sports. Given these parallel ethical lapses in business and sport, our study examines potential relationships between student sport involvement (active and passive) and ethical judgments regarding issues in sport and business. Our results, based on a sample of 202 undergraduates in an upper-division management class, indicate a significant negative relationship between high passive sport involvement and ethical judgments about sport issues as well as a consistent significant positive relationship (...)
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  2. Yvette P. Lopez, Paula L. Rechner & Julie B. Olson-Buchanan (2005). Shaping Ethical Perceptions: An Empirical Assessment of the Influence of Business Education, Culture, and Demographic Factors. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 60 (4):341 - 358.
    Recent events at Enron, K-Mart, Adelphia, and Tyson would seem to suggest that managers are still experiencing ethical lapses. These lapses are somewhat surprising and disappointing given the heightened focus on ethical considerations within business contexts during the past decade. This study is designed, therefore, to increase our understanding of the forces that shape ethical perceptions by considering the effects of business school education as well as a number of other individual-level factors (such as intra-national culture, area of specialization within (...)
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  3. Chamu Sundaramurthy & Paula L. Rechner (1997). Conflicting Shareholder Interests An Empirical Analysis of Fair Price Provisions. Business and Society 36 (1):73-87.
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  4. Paula L. Rechner, Chamu Sundaramurthy & Dan R. Dalton (1993). Corporate Governance Predictors of Adoption of Anti-Takeover Amendments: An Empirical Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 12 (5):371 - 378.
    This study of 481 corporations provides an assessment of the relationship between several corporate governance variables (board composition, type of board leadership, officer and director stock holdings, institutional stock holdings, number of majority owners, existence of severance agreements) and adoption of anti-takeover amendments. The results of analysis suggest that the two groups (adopters/non-adopters) differ significantly in regards to these variables.
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  5. Dan R. Dalton & Paula L. Rechner (1989). On the Antecedents of Corporate Severance Agreements: An Empirical Assessment. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 8 (6):455 - 462.
    This study of major corporations (n=481) provides an empirical assessment of the effects of several corporate governance variables (CEO duality, boards of director composition, officers and directors common stock holdings, institutional common stock holdings, number of majority owners) on the adoption of so-called severance agreements. A discriminant analysis indicates a significant multivariate function. Wilks lambda univariate analyses suggest that the percentage of common stock held by owners and directors and number of majority stock holders are the more robust discriminators.
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