Journal of Business Ethics 80 (2):387-398 (2008)

Abstract
Although it seems that ethics and religion should be related, past research suggests mixed conclusions on the relationship. We argue that such mixed results are mostly due to methodological and conceptual limitations. We develop hypotheses linking Cornwall et al.'s : 266-244) religious components to individuals' willingness to justify ethically suspect behaviors. Using data on 63,087 individuals from 44 countries, we find support for three hypotheses: the cognitive, one affective, and the behavioral component of religion are negatively related to ethics. Surprisingly, one aspect of the cognitive component shows no relationship. Implications for research and practice are discussed
Keywords Philosophy   Quality of Life Research   Management   Economic Growth   Ethics
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DOI 10.1007/s10551-007-9439-8
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