Business Ethics Quarterly 1 (3):235-248 (1991)

This paper explores the relationship between declining organizations and unethical behavior. Data from a four month long managementsimulation indicate that declining organizations demonstrate a greater propensity for unethical activities than do more successful companies. The results indicate that: I) organizations in decline are more likely to be involved in unethical activities; 2) the more severe the decline is, the more unethical the behavior is likely to be; and 3) it is organizational decline and not initial propensities toward unethical conduct that explains the unethical behavior. The paper also discusses the implications of these findings and outlines future streams of research
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Business and Professional Ethics  Social Science
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ISBN(s) 1052-150X
DOI 10.2307/3857612
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