Managing to be ethical: Debunking five business ethics myths

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Abstract

In the aftermath 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)69-81
Number of pages13
JournalAcademy of Management Executive
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2004

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  • Marketing

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