An integrative model for understanding and managing ethical behavior in business organizations

  title={An integrative model for understanding and managing ethical behavior in business organizations},
  author={W. Edward Stead and Dan Worrell and Jean Garner Stead},
  journal={Journal of Business Ethics},
Managing ethical behavior is a one of the most pervasive and complex problems facing business organizations today. Employees' decisions to behave ethically or unethically are influenced by a myriad of individual and situational factors. Background, personality, decision history, managerial philosophy, and reinforcement are but a few of the factors which have been identified by researchers as determinants of employees' behavior when faced with ethical dilemmas. The literature related to ethical… 

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