2023-05-01

New Publication in the Journal of Business Ethics

The article "Ethical Climates Across National Contexts: A Meta-Analytical Investigation" has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics.


Authors: K. Praveen Parboteeah (U. of Wisconsin), Matthias Weiss (ZU), Martin Hoegl (LMU München)


Abstract: Ethical climates remain one of the most popular ways to assess the ethical orientations of companies. There has been a plethora of studies examining the relationship between ethical climates and critical outcomes, which was triggered by Victor and Cullen's seminal work published 35 years ago. After such a long period of strong research activity in this topic area, it is time to take stock of the accumulated empirical evidence. This meta-analytic review incorporates the considerations of alternative conceptualizations of ethical climates and integrates an international comparative perspective on the consequences of ethical climates. Given the state of the field, it is imperative to assess the tenability of the various relationships of ethical climate types across national contexts. As such, we first provide an update on how ethical climates are related to key organizational outcomes and assess how country-level factors affect the consequences of ethical climates. We present our findings along theoretical, empirical, and methodological issues, discuss the implications of our findings for extant research and provide suggestions for future research for each of the three avenues.


Link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10551-023-05387-z

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