Understanding Ethical Behavior and Decision Making in Management: A Behavioural Business Ethics Approach

4 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2011

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David De Cremer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Rolf Van Dick

Aston Business School

Ann E. Tenbrunsel

University of Notre Dame - Department of Management & Administration Sciences

Madan Pillutla

London Business School

J. Keith Murnighan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: February 15, 2011

Abstract

Management and businesses in general are constantly facing important ethical challenges. In the current special issue, we identify the widespread emergence of unethical decision-making and behaviour in management as an important topic for a future research agenda. Specifically, we promote the use of a behavioural business ethics approach to better understand when management, leaders and businesses are inclined to act unethically and why this is the case. A behavioural business ethics approach which relies on important insights from psychology should be a necessary addition and complementary to the traditional normative approaches used in business ethics.

Suggested Citation

De Cremer, David and van Dick, Rolf and Tenbrunsel, Ann E. and Pillutla, Madan and Murnighan, J. Keith, Understanding Ethical Behavior and Decision Making in Management: A Behavioural Business Ethics Approach (February 15, 2011). British Journal of Management, Vol. 22, pp. S1-S4, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1762419 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00733.x

David De Cremer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) ( email )

Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3000 DR Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3062PA
Netherlands

Rolf Van Dick

Aston Business School ( email )

Aston Triangle
South Wing 715
Birmingham B4 7ET
United Kingdom
0121 359 3611 Ext. 5451 (Phone)
+44 121 359 2919 (Fax)

Ann E. Tenbrunsel

University of Notre Dame - Department of Management & Administration Sciences ( email )

Notre Dame, IN 46556-0399
United States
219-631-7402 (Phone)

Madan Pillutla

London Business School ( email )

Sussex Place
Regent's Park
London, London NW1 4SA
United Kingdom

J. Keith Murnighan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

No Address Available

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