CHAPTER 4

Managing Ethical Behavior: Ethical Code

The presence of human activity in a corporation can be conceptualized as the quality and quantity of its behavior in the context of its contribution to the operations and outcomes. This is a complicated and very demanding process for human resources, based on behavioral science knowledge, while Jones (1991) highlighted that there is a negative link between moral intensity and attributions of responsibility. People think that their actions are less accountable, and they cannot understand the level of their responsibility. Therefore, the establishment of a code of ethics implies that members of a group such as an organization must comply with the code in order to remain part of the group. The need ...

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