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Do contextual factors matter? : an investigation of ethical judgments of corrupt acts

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Rabl, Tanja:
Do contextual factors matter? : an investigation of ethical judgments of corrupt acts.
In: Journal of Business Economics = Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft. Vol. 82 (November 2012) Issue 6 . - pp. 5-32.
ISSN 1861-8928
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11573-012-0629-1

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Drawing on the moral intensity concept and attribution theory, this vignette study investigates the influence of contextual factors on people’s ethical judgments of others’ behavior in corruption situations. It examines differences regarding corruption occurring in a national or international context, in an environment where it is usual or unusual, with high or low bribes, initiatively or reactively, because of private or organizational motives, and in situations of financial sufficiency or deficiency. The results show that corruption in situations where it is usual, motivated by organizational reasons, and initiated because of financial difficulties is judged as significantly less unethical. The paper discusses the findings’ implications for the prevention of corruption in organizations.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Context, Corruption, Ethical judgment, Situation, Vignette study
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration IV - Human Resource Management and Leadership > Chair Business Administration IV - Human Resource Management and Leadership - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Torsten M. Kühlmann
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Business Administration > Chair Business Administration IV - Human Resource Management and Leadership
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 10:38
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2020 07:37
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/3172