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Journal of Business Ethics

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12-01-2019 | Original Paper Open Access

State Pension Funds and Corporate Social Responsibility: Do Beneficiaries’ Political Values Influence Funds’ Investment Decisions?

This study explores the underlying drivers of US public pension funds’ tendency to tilt their portfolios towards companies with stronger corporate social responsibility (CSR). Studying the equity holdings of large, internally managed US state …

07-01-2019 | Original Paper

Happy But Uncivil? Examining When and Why Positive Affect Leads to Incivility

In this paper, we examine the interactive effects of positive affect and perspective-taking on workplace incivility and family incivility, through moral disengagement. We draw from broaden-and-build and moral disengagement theories to suggest a …

07-01-2019 | Original Paper

The Duty to Improve Oneself: How Duty Orientation Mediates the Relationship Between Ethical Leadership and Followers’ Feedback-Seeking and Feedback-Avoiding Behavior

We sought to expand on the concept of the moral self to include not just the duty to develop the moral self but the moral duty to develop the self in both moral and non-moral ways. To do this, we focused on how leaders can promote a climate in …

05-01-2019 | Original Paper

A Practical Ethics of Care: Tinkering with Different ‘Goods’ in Residential Nursing Homes

In this paper, we argue that ‘good care’ in residential nursing homes is enacted through different care practices that are either inspired by a ‘professional logic of care’ that aims for justice and non-maleficence in the professional treatment of …

03-01-2019 | Original Paper

Whale Watching on the Trading Floor: Unravelling Collusive Rogue Trading in Banks

Recent history reveals a series of rogue traders, jeopardizing their employers’ assets and reputation. There have been instances of unauthorized acting in concert between traders, their supervisors and/or firms’ decision makers and executives …

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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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