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Journal of Business Ethics

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14-05-2021 | Original Paper Open Access

Can Creativity Be a Collective Virtue? Insights for the Ethics of Innovation

Virtue accounts of innovation ethics have recognized the virtue of creativity as an admirable trait in innovators. However, such accounts have not paid sufficient attention to the way creativity functions as a collective phenomenon. We propose a …

14-05-2021 | Original Paper

Will “Green” Parents Have “Green” Children? The Relationship Between Parents’ and Early Adolescents’ Green Consumption Values

Green consumption values have been shown to motivate consumers to engage in green consumption practices. However, surprisingly little research has examined how green consumption values develop in young people. In the current study, we employed …

12-05-2021 | Original Paper

When Crises Hit Home: How U.S. Higher Education Leaders Navigate Values During Uncertain Times

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, this study investigates how U.S. higher education leaders have centered their crisis management on values and guiding ethical principles. We conducted 55 in-depth interviews with leaders from 30 U.S.

12-05-2021 | Original Paper Open Access

The Nature of the Self, Self-regulation and Moral Action: Implications from the Confucian Relational Self and Buddhist Non-self

The concept of the self and its relation to moral action is complex and subject to varying interpretations, not only between different academic disciplines but also across time and space. This paper presents empirical evidence from a …

11-05-2021 | Original Paper

In the Name of Merit: Ethical Violence and Inequality at a Business School

This study examines how meritocracy as a collective social imaginary promoting social justice and fairness reproduces class and caste inequalities and fosters ethical violence. We interrogate discourse of merit in the narratives of the …

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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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