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Journal of Business Ethics

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27-05-2020 | Original Paper

Twitter Presence and Experience Improve Corporate Social Responsibility Outcomes

We investigate the role of social-media-triggered public pressure on corporate social responsibility (CSR) that includes expectations of transparency and accountability on the firm’s part, and participative/evaluative inputs on the public’s part.

25-05-2020 | Original Paper Open Access

Coalitions and Public Action in the Reshaping of Corporate Responsibility: The Case of the Retail Banking Industry

This paper addresses the question of whether and how public action via civil society and/or government can meaningfully shape industry-wide corporate responsibility (ICR) behaviour. We explore how, in principle, ICR can come about and what …

23-05-2020 | Original Paper Open Access

The Role of Risk Climate and Ethical Self-interest Climate in Predicting Unethical Pro-organisational Behaviour

Unethical pro-organisational behaviour (UPB) is an ongoing concern, prompting the need for more nuanced understanding of the workplace environment most likely to inhibit it. This study considers the role of risk climate, sometimes referred to as …

23-05-2020 | Original Paper

De-Escalate Commitment? Firm Responses to the Threat of Negative Reputation Spillovers from Alliance Partners’ Environmental Misconduct

When faced with the threat of negative reputation spillover from an alliance partner accused of environmental misconduct, the focal firm must decide whether to adopt a supportive or non-supportive response. We argue that this decision denotes a …

22-05-2020 | Original Paper Open Access

To Formalize or Not to Formalize: Women Entrepreneurs’ Sensemaking of Business Registration in the Context of Nepal

Despite the depiction of decisions to formalize informal firms as rational and ethical, many entrepreneurs in developing countries continue to operate informally regardless of its perceived illicit status. While existing research on why …

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The Journal of Business Ethics publishes only original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business that bring something new or unique to the discourse in their field. Contributors examine moral aspects of systems of production, consumption, marketing, advertising, social and economic accounting, labor relations, public relations and organizational behavior. In order to promote a dialogue between the various interested groups as much as possible, papers are presented in a style relatively free of specialist jargon.

From its inception the Journal has aimed to improve the human condition by providing a public forum for discussion and debate about ethical issues related to business.

The style and level of dialogue involve all who are interested in business ethics - the business community, universities, government agencies and consumer groups.

FT 45 - This journal is one of the 45 journals used by the Financial Times in compiling the prestigious Business School research rank

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