Conﬂict of Interest: The Common Thread Underlying Ethical Lapses
Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 2005, Vol. 10 (1), 4-8
5 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2013
Date Written: March 1, 2005
The purpose of this paper is to examine various industries for examples of conflicts of interest, and the resulting harmful ethical and managerial effects. All of these examples are well known, having appeared in various news sources. However, each incident has been viewed as an isolated case with no common lessons to be learned. The authors posit that, were it not for the presence of conflict of interest, these abuses might never have occurred.
Keywords: conflicts of interest, ethics, business education, investment banking, accounting industry, pharmaceutical industry, Pentagon
JEL Classification: A22, A23, G18, G21, G28, M14
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