Ethical Blindness

48 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2013  

Guido Palazzo

University of Lausanne

Franciska Krings

University of Lausanne - School of Economics and Business Administration (HEC-Lausanne)

Ulrich Hoffrage

University of Lausanne

Date Written: February 6, 2013

Abstract

Many models of (un)ethical decision making assume that people decide rationally and are in principle able to evaluate their decisions from a moral point of view. However, people might behave unethically without being aware of it. They are ethically blind. Adopting a sense making approach, we argue that ethical blindness results from a complex interplay between individual sense making activities and context factors.

Keywords: unethical decision making

Suggested Citation

Palazzo, Guido and Krings, Franciska and Hoffrage, Ulrich, Ethical Blindness (February 6, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2212617 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2212617

Guido Palazzo (Contact Author)

University of Lausanne ( email )

Lausanne, Vaud CH-1015
Switzerland

Franciska Krings

University of Lausanne - School of Economics and Business Administration (HEC-Lausanne)

Unil Dorigny, Batiment Internef
Lausanne, 1015
Switzerland

Ulrich Hoffrage

University of Lausanne ( email )

Lausanne, Vaud CH-1015
Switzerland

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