Ethical decision-making in corporate entrepreneurial organizations

Lewis Long Fung Chau*, Wai Sum SIU

*Corresponding author for this work

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    Abstract

    No research thus far has attempted to examine ethical decision-making in corporate entrepreneurial organizations. Results of such study would provide management executives with insights on what action, if any, is essential for achieving business ethics and corporate entrepreneurship simultaneously. This paper argues, theoretically, that the work characteristics, organizational characteristics, and some individual characteristics in a corporate entrepreneurial organization are conducive to ethical decisions. These characteristics help mitigate the adverse impact of the turbulent environments on ethical decision-making behavior. Based on these arguments, a tentative model of ethical decison-making in corporate entrepreneurial organization is constructed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)365-375
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Business Ethics
    Volume23
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2000

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Law

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