Ethical decision making in business - overview of some antecedents of individual ethical judgment

Ratka Jurković, Saša Jurković, Matea Jambrešić

Abstract


The paper presents some antecedents to individual ethical judgment, a crucial component of ethical behaviour and ethical decision making in general and in particular within business context. The model of ethical judgment is presented, comprised of individual’s evaluative ethical framework and the institutions that shape it. The purpose of the paper is to elucidate on the components of the model and its use in shaping the ethical behaviour in business.


Keywords


business ethics, ethical judgment, moral philosophies, culture, institutional theory

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