Managing to be ethical: Debunking five business ethics myths

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Abstract

In the afternath of recent corporate scandals, managers and researchers have turned their attention to questions of ethics management. We identify five common myths about business ethics and provide responses that are grounded in theory, research, and business examples. Although the scientific study of business ethics is relatively new, theory and research exist that can guide executives who are trying to better manage their employees' and their own ethical behavior. We recommend that ethical conduct be managed proactively via explicit ethical leadership and conscious management of the organization's ethical culture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-52
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Engineering Management Review
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2004

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Industry
Managers
Personnel
Business ethics
Employees
Ethical leadership
Ethical culture
Ethics management
Ethical behavior
Corporate scandal

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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In: IEEE Engineering Management Review, Vol. 32, No. 4, 12.2004, p. 39-52.

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