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28.06.2022 | Original Paper

Looking Good in the Eyes of Stakeholders: Corporate Giving and Corporate Acquisitions

In this study we examine how a firm’s corporate philanthropic behavior may affect its subsequent acquisitions. Drawing upon stakeholder theory, we argue that firms may strategically use philanthropic donations to obtain support or approval from …

27.06.2022 | Original Paper

Governing Corporate Social Responsibility Decoupling: The Effect of the Governance Committee on Corporate Social Responsibility Decoupling

This paper presents an examination of the relationship between the presence and composition of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) committee on the corporate governance board and CSR decoupling. Using a sample of listed firms drawn from 41 …

27.06.2022 | Original Paper

The Association of Female Leaders with Donations and Operating Margin in Nonprofit Organizations

We examine the impact of employing a female, versus a male, leader on future (t + 1) donations and operating margin using a sample of 4387 unique nonprofit organizations (NPOs) between 2011 and 2014. Using two-stage and matched sample designs, we …

Open Access 26.06.2022 | Original Paper

Three Paths to Feeling Just: How Managers Grapple with Justice Conundrums During Organizational Change

Managers tasked with organizational change often face irreconcilable demands on how to enact justice—situations we call justice conundrums. Drawing on interviews held with managers before and after a planned large-scale change, we identify …

26.06.2022 | Original Paper

Accounting for Plural Cognitive Framings of Growth and Sustainability: Rethinking Management Education in Latin America

This paper surveys future managers’ cognitive framings of interconnected concerns for economic growth, social prosperity, and the natural environment across six countries in Latin America, and elaborates on implications for sustainability …

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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

Journal of Business Ethics
Jahrgang 16/1997 - Jahrgang 178/2022
Springer Netherlands
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