The Role of Ethics in Individual Decision-Making

Powell, Thomas (1993) The Role of Ethics in Individual Decision-Making. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 10 (3). pp. 269-279.

Abstract

This article integrates principles from decision theory and the behavioral sciences to explain the role of ethics in individual decision-making. The article formally defines critical concepts–the ethical dilemma, temptation, and the ethical threshold–and describes the decision conditions and behavioral factors that determine whether a decision-maker chooses an ethical or unethical alternative when faced with an ethical dilemma. The theory is predictive and empirically falsifiable, providing an agenda for theory-based empirical research into the role of ethics in individual decision-making.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Decision making; Behavioural Psychology; Ethics;
Subject(s): Strategy; Entrepreneurship & Global business
Centre: Faculty of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 20:52
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2015 14:06
URI: http://eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk/id/eprint/2246

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