Categorising person-based ethical constructs using a framework of cognitive skills, moral volition, and personal values

Harris, Howard and Fein, Erich C. and Kim, Aise and Hobson, Libby (2012) Categorising person-based ethical constructs using a framework of cognitive skills, moral volition, and personal values. Research in Ethical Issues in Organisations, 8. pp. 97-112. ISSN 1529-2096

Abstract

Proposes and discusses a framework to organise some of the individual difference constructs which have appeared consistently in the business ethics literature. Although many constructs have appeared in both conceptual and empirical work in the major business ethics journals, there has been little effort to categorise such constructs in accord with recognised frameworks. In our work, we rely on the industrial/ organisational psychology literature to provide a starting point for categorising individual differences. Using the business ethics literature, we then develop a framework composed of three broad categories: cognitive skills, moral volition and personal values. We then provide examples within each category of the framework, and map these examples onto subcategories under each of the major categories. Finally, we organise the complete framework into a comprehensive table and we discuss several implications that may inform future research.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 14 May 2017 23:56
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2017 01:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: business ethics; framework; individual differences; moral imagination; psychology; reasoning
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950407 Social Ethics
C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950402 Business Ethics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1108/S1529-2096(2012)0000008012
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31106

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