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Conceptualizing strategic ethical decision making: Cultural traits as moderator

Baskaran, Shathees and Binu Kumar, Saravin Kumar and Tangaraja, Thanabalan and Mahadi, Nomahaza (2019) Conceptualizing strategic ethical decision making: Cultural traits as moderator. International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, 9 (3). pp. 118-127. ISSN 2225-8329

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.6007/IJARAFMS/v9-i3/6346


It has turned out that business organizations are forced to deal with a complex business environment. In such cases, recognizing and dealing with ethics, especially in the strategic decision-making process has become an unavoidable circumstance to the organizations. Well documented ethical scandals displaying unethical behaviours in the strategic decision making within the organization can be traced to several decades. From this evaluative viewpoint, plainly the ethical misconducts are basically not tolerable. While there are continuing debates in enlisting factors driving unethical behavior in the organization,strategic decision-making attributes and cultural traits within the organization flagged as a few prominent factors in understanding this phenomenon. Therefore, this study is an attempt to suggest a conceptual framework connecting strategic decision-making attributes and unethical behaviour. In order to improve the predictive validity of the framework, cultural traits are proposed as a moderator in understanding the relationship between strategic decision-making attributes and ethical behaviour. This framework is suggested based on the synthesis of relevant supporting literature underpinned by Deontology Theory. Although this study suffers empirical investigation, it still shed some theoretical direction in understanding unethical behavior among organizations.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Strategic Decision Making, Individual Attributes
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions:International Business School
ID Code:89688
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:22 Feb 2021 14:00
Last Modified:22 Feb 2021 14:00

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