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Previous research demonstrates the critical role moral disengagement plays in unethical decision-making. This study investigates the relationships among moral endorsement, shareholder-value orientation, moral disengagement, and moral judgment on issues of different moral intensities. The results of a scenario-based survey conducted in China confirm the negative (positive) impact of moral disengagement (moral intensity) on moral judgment. The findings reveal that both moral endorsement and shareholder-value orientation of decision-makers significantly influence moral judgment and that moral intensity moderates the relationships between moral endorsement and moral judgment, and between shareholder-value orientation and moral disengagement. The study’s theoretical contributions, managerial implications, and limitations are discussed.
Bibliographical noteThis work was supported by Lingnan University under Grant DB16A8.
- Moral disengagement
- intensity of moral issues
- moral endorsement
- moral judgment
- shareholder-value orientation
Moral Judgment in Business Decision Making: The Role of Business Managers’ Moral Foundation, Ideology and Level of Moral Development
CHEN, Y. N. & CHAO, C. H. M.
1/07/16 → 30/06/18
Project: Grant Research