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  1.  6
    They Can Be Choosers: Aid, Levinas and Unconditional Cash Transfers.Julio Andrade - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (2).
    In this paper I seek to critically examine UCT’s and CCT’s and consider how a Levinasian ethics might offer normative guidelines to evaluate such aid programmes. Such an analysis will serve to both critique and supplement the traditional utilitarian analyses of such programmes. In so doing, this paper also hopes to contribute to the business ethics literature in which a Levinasian ethics may be brought to bear on real world problems. I proceed by enlisting Jordaan who argues that a Levinasian (...)
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    Perceptions of Governance in the Animal Welfare Sector.Chantelle Murray & Adèle Thomas - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (2).
    The purpose of the study was to gather information on perceptions of the current governance practices in shelters in South Africa and put forward recommendations to professionalise the sector at board/committee level. Through semi-structured interviews, this qualitative study sought out the views of 16 participants, both at board/committee and at operational levels, at companion animal shelters. The main findings indicate inconsistencies and flaws in the governance fabric in this sector, and point to the need for a coherent set of basic (...)
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    Academic Dishonesty and Whistleblowing in a Higher Education Institution: A Sociological Analysis.Ugljesa Radulovic & Tina Uys - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (2).
    High rates of academic dishonesty are a concern, and whistleblowing is a mechanism that can curb the incidence thereof. This study attempted to identify the variables associated with the reporting of academic dishonesty, framing itself within the reasoned action approach. It entailed a survey with a sample of 405 undergraduate sociology students. Data was collected by means of self-administered structured questionnaire. Five factors mediate the willingness to report: students’ general honesty; their level of academic honesty; the justification for committing academic (...)
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    Csr Engagement by Zimbabwean Smes.Maxwell Chanakira - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (1).
    This study examines CSR engagement by Zimbabwean SMEs through their practices and procedures. A qualitative approach was adopted, involving 16 in-depth interviews with key decision makers of ICT SMES in Zimbabwe. The study makes finds that Understanding of CSR by SMEs is patchy, their approach to selecting and executing CSR activities is ad hoc, unstructured and not supported by dedicated budgets while decision making rests solely with the CEO who values and upbringing plays a defining role in this process. The (...)
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    Consider the Following Scenario: “A Politically Connected White Western European Businessman Offers to Smooth the Way for Your Company to Sell in His Country … for a Fee.”.Neil Stuart Eccles & Busisiwe Magagula - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (1).
    In 2014, Birtch et al published a paper that contained unnecessary negative cultural/racial stereotyping in a vignette presented in the paper’s introduction. Given the potentially harmful consequences of negative stereotyping, and the relatively frequent use of vignettes in the business ethics literature, this prompted us to wonder whether this was an isolated instance or a more widespread occurrence. To investigate this question we conducted a search of the scholarly literature for papers containing the string ‘vignette’ or ‘scenario’, and ‘business ethics’ (...)
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    Reducing Carbon Emissions: Strathmore University Contributions Towards Sustainable Development in Kenya.Lilian Njeri Munene - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (1).
    Strathmore University is the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a zero-carbon footprint. With 2,400 panels located on the roofs of six buildings, it is the largest rooftop solar installation in the region. Kenya sits on the equator and enjoys year-round insulation. Taking advantage of a green line of financial support created by the French Government, Strathmore embarked on a project to install a 600kW roof-top, grid-connected solar photovoltaic power system to cater for its electricity needs. The system (...)
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    Perceptions Regarding Distributive Justice in the South African Financial Service Industry.Elroy Eugene Smith, Noxolo Eileen Mazibuko & Viwe Mrwebi - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (1).
    Distributive justice is associated with the perceptions of an individual to the presence of equity and fairness in an organisation. The primary objective of this study is to critically assess distributive justice within the South African financial services industry. A quantitative research design was employed. Non-probability sampling was used and 436 usable questionnaires were returned. The empirical results revealed that trustworthiness of management, extrinsic rewards and organisational climate have positive influence on distributive justice, while employee engagement and two-way communication are (...)
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    Validity of the Corporate Ethical Virtue Model in a South African Context: A Case Study.Ireze van Wyk - 2019 - African Journal of Business Ethics 13 (1).
    Ethics is reflected in the culture of an organisation. If necessary, the status of the ethical culture in an organisation can be measured. The purpose of this study was to identify an instrument that can measure ethical culture, and to establish its validity and reliability in a South African context. The Corporate Ethical Virtue Model was identified, as its validity had been subjected to reliability tests within a South African insurance company. The instrument’s reliability was confirmed through Cronbach Alpha coefficients. (...)
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