David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 17 (15):1669-1678 (1998)
This study compares employee attitudes to their reports of whether they consider their socio-economic status to be higher, the same, or lower than that of their parents. The premise of the research was based on the apparent deterioration of the expectation that each generation will live in greater economic comfort than their parents, referred to as a vital component of the American dream. Where this pattern of socio-economic progress has been interrupted, it may relate to certain attitudes. These attitudes, in turn, are likely to influence behavior. Here the focus is on whether employees' survey responses indicate they are honest, trustworthy, and tolerant. Differences in these characteristics that relate to self-reported socio- economic progress, may serve to explain the occurrence of certain behaviors among people who otherwise seem highly ethical. This information may also help create organizational awareness of the potential for unethical behavior, when employees have been blocked from their own expectations for betterment.
|Keywords||Philosophy Ethics Business Education Economic Growth Management|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nancy K. Keith, Charles E. Pettijohn & Melissa S. Burnett (2003). An Empirical Evaluation of the Effect of Peer and Managerial Ethical Behaviors and the Ethical Predispositions of Prospective Advertising Employees. Journal of Business Ethics 48 (3):251-265.
Mohamed M. Ahmed, Kun Young Chung & John W. Eichenseher (2003). Business Students' Perception of Ethics and Moral Judgment: A Cross-Cultural Study. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 43 (1-2):89 - 102.
Paul R. Murphy, Jonathan E. Smith & James M. Daley (1992). Executive Attitudes, Organizational Size and Ethical Issues: Perspectives on a Service Industry. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 11 (1):11 - 19.
Elwin Myers (2010). Influence of Economic Reward and Punishment on Unethical Behavior. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 29 (1/4):155-174.
Gayle Porter (2010). Work Ethic and Ethical Work: Distortions in the American Dream. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 96 (4):535 - 550.
William J. Mitchell, Phillip V. Lewis & N. L. Reinsch (1992). Bank Ethics: An Exploratory Study of Ethical Behaviors and Perceptions in Small, Local Banks. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 11 (3):197 - 205.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #381,782 of 1,925,796 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #418,410 of 1,925,796 )
How can I increase my downloads?