Developing a multi-dimensional scale for ethical decision making: the managerial ethical profile (MEP)

Casali, Gian Luca (2009) Developing a multi-dimensional scale for ethical decision making: the managerial ethical profile (MEP). In Beaumont, Nicholsa (Ed.) 23rd Annual Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM 2009), 1-4 December 2009, Southbank, Melbourne.

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This article describes the development and validation of a multi-dimensional scale for measuring managers’ perceptions of the range of factors that routinely guide their decision-making processes. An instrument for identifying managerial ethical profiles (MEP) is developed by measuring the perceived role of different ethical principles in the decision-making of managers. Evidence as to the validity of the multidimensionality of the ethical scale is provided, based on the comparative assessment of different models for managerial ethical decision-making. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) supported a eight-factor model including two factors for each of the main four schools of moral philosophy. Future research needs and the value of this measure to business ethics are discussed.

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ID Code: 29134
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Business Ethics, Personal Factors, Organizational Factors, External Factors, Decision-making
ISBN: 1863081577
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2009 02:13
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:04

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