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Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics

Celebrating the First Thirty Years of Publication

Michalos, Alex C., Poff, Deborah C (Eds.)

2013, VII, 831 p.

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  • Includes the most influential articles published in the field of business ethics over the past 30 years
  • An introductory essay by the founding editors of the Journal
  • Traces the growth of the field on the basis of its most influential articles
  • Reveals the variety and scope of issues in the field over a quarter century
  • By the very definition of a citation classic, the collection is a set of must-read articles in the field

The Journal of Business Ethics was founded by Alex C. Michalos and Deborah C. Poff and published its first issue in March 1982. It is the most frequently cited business ethics journal in the world. The Journal has always offered a multi-disciplinary and international public forum for the discussion of issues concerning the interaction of successful business and moral virtue. Its authors and readers are primarily scholars and students in social sciences and philosophy , with special interests in the interaction of these disciplines with business or corporate responsibility. Since the field of business ethics grew simultaneously with the growth of the Journal, a collection of its most cited articles is tantamount to a collection of the articles that had the greatest influence in defining the field over its first 30 years of development. In this anniversary volume, an overview of citation classics from the Journal is presented, the 33 most frequently cited articles are reproduced and brief reflections on the impact of the Journal on the field are given from over 100 scholars who authored citation classics and/or distinguished papers, as well as those who served on the Editorial Board and/or are recognized as leaders in the field. 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Applied and Professional Ethics - Business Ethics - Business and Society - Corporate Social Responsibility - Journal fo Business Ethics

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Business & Management - Law - Personality & Social Psychology

Table of contents 

1 Introduction.-  2 Ethical decision-making: a review of the empirical literature; Robert C Ford and Woodrow D Richardson.-  3 Toward the development of a multidimensional scale for improving evaluations of business ethics; R Eric Reidenbach and Donald P Robin.- 4 Corporate social responsibility theories: mapping the territory;  Elisabet Garriga and Domenec N Mele.- 5 A behavioral model of ethical and unethical decision-making;  Michael Bommer, Clarence Gratto, Jerry Gravander and Mark Tuttle.- 6 The effects of culture on ethical decision-making: an application of Hofstedes typology;  Scott J Vitell, Saviour L Nwachukwu and James H Barnes.- 7 Moral reasoning and business ethics: implications for research, education and management;  Linda Klebe Trevino.- 8 Organizational dissidence: the case of whistle-blowing;  Janet P Near and Marcia P Miceli.- 9 The social desirability response bias in ethics research; Donna M Randall and Maria F Fernandes.- 10 Methodology in business ethics research: a review and critical assessment; Donna M Randall and Annetta M Gibson.- 11 A review of the empirical decision-making literature: 1996-2003; Michael J O’Fallon and Kenneth D Butterfield.- 12 Judging the morality of business practices: the influence of personal moral philosophies;  Donelson R Forsyth.- 13 A review of empirical studies assessing ethical decision-making in business; Terry W Loe, Linda Ferrell and Phylis Mansfield.- 14 A study of the effect of age and gender upon student business ethics; Durwood Ruegger and Earnest W King.- 15 Some initial steps toward improving the measurement of ethical evaluations of marketing activities; R Eric Reidenbach and Donald P Robin.- 16 Differences in ethical perceptions between male and female managers: myth or reality;  Jeaneen M Kidwell, Robert E Stevens and Art L Bethke.- 17 Business ethics: a literature review with a focus on marketing ethics; John Tasalikis and David J Fritzsche.- 18 An integrative model for understanding and managing ethical behavior in business organizations; W Edward Stead, Dan L Worrell and Jean Garner Stead.- 19 Concerns of college students regarding business ethics, Richard F Beltramini; Robert A Peterson and George Kozmetsky.- 20 Gender differences in proclivity for unethical behavior; Michael Betz, Lenahan O’Connell and Jon M Shepard.- 21 Predicting unethical behavior: a comparison of the theory of reasoned action and the theory of planned behavior; Man Kit Chang.- 22 Consumer ethics: an investigation of the ethical beliefs of elderly consumers;  Scott J Vitell, James R Lumpkin and Mohammed YA Rawwas.- 23 The role of moral intensity in moral judgments: an empirical investigation, Sara A Morris and Robert A Mcdonald.- 24 Will the ethics of business change: a survey of future executives; Thomas M Jones and Frederick H Gautschi.- 25 Situational ethics: an empirical study of differentiators of student attitudes;  Charles W McNichols and Thomas W Zimmerer.- 26 The relationship between corporate social performance and organizational size, financial performance and environmental performance;  Peter A Stanwick and Sarah A Stanwick.- 27 Business codes of multinational firms: what do they say?; Muel Kaptein.- 28 Consumer ethics: an empirical investigation of factors influencing ethical judgments of the final consumer; Scott J Vitell and James Muncy.- 29 The morality of software piracy: a cross-cultural analysis; William R Swinyard, Heikki Rinne and Au Keng Kau.- 30 The association between corporate social responsibility and financial performance: the paradox of social cost; Moses L Pava and Joshua Krausz.- 31 Corporate ethics practices in the mid-1990’s: an empirical study of the Fortune 1000; Gary R Weaver, Linda Klebe Trevino and Philip L Cochran.- 32 Concepts and definitions of CSR and corporate sustainability: between agency and communion; Marcel van Marrewijk.- 33 An experimental examination of the effects of individual and situational factors on unethical behavioral intentions in the workplace; Gwen E Jones and Michael J Kavanagh.- 34 Pinto fires and personal ethics: a script analysis of missed opportunities; Dennis A Gioia.-35 Invited reflections on the Journal of Business Ethics.- Index.

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