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Humanitarian versus organizational morality: A survey of attitudes concerning business ethics among managing directors
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business.
1995 (English)In: Journal of Business Ethics, ISSN 0167-4544, E-ISSN 1573-0697, Vol. 14, no 12, 977-986 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents the results of an empirical study of attitudes towards ethical questions in business life among managing directors. They study covers more than 240 Swedish firms of all sizes, from different lines of business, and it is based on a solid theoretical framework. It should be seen as a part of the author''s effort to develop a model explaining ethical organizational behaviour. Among the most important conclusions of the study is the concept of "corporate moral view". It seems possible to distinguish between "the humanitarian morality" versus "the organizational morality", depending on who''s interests the decision maker prefers to take in a moral dilemma.

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers , 1995. Vol. 14, no 12, 977-986 p.
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Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37297DOI: 10.1007/BF00872113OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37297DiVA: diva2:358954
Available from: 2010-10-26 Created: 2010-10-26 Last updated: 2010-10-26Bibliographically approved

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