Developing a multidimensional scale for ethical decision making

Casali, Gian Luca (2011) Developing a multidimensional scale for ethical decision making. Journal of Business Ethics, 104(4), pp. 485-497.

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This article reports on the development of the managerial ethical profile (MEP) scale. The MEP scale is a multilevel, self-reporting scale measuring the perceived influence that different dimensions of common ethical frameworks have on managerial decision making. The MEP scale measures on eight subscales: economic egoism, reputational egoism, act utilitarianism, rule utilitarianism, self-virtue of self, virtue of others, act deontology, and rule deontology. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to provide evidence of scale validity. Future research needs and the value of this measure for business ethics are discussed.

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ID Code: 42620
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online on 12 June 2011
Keywords: managerial ethical profile (MEP)
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-0923-9
ISSN: 1573-0697
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 13 Jul 2011 22:34
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2011 01:32

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