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Principles of Business Ethics: Their Role in Decision Making and an Initial Consensus

Management Decision

ISSN: 0025-1747

Article publication date: 1 August 1990

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Abstract

This article describes how ethical principles can be used in the decision‐making process. It describes a survey conducted amongst a group of managers and business students, who ranked a number of ethical principles in order of usefulness and applicability to their work. The notion of the “ethics screen”, composed of a number of ethical principles, is described. The article concludes that ethical principles are valuable only if there is a desire on the part of individual decision‐makers for them to be applied.

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Carroll, A.B. (1990), "Principles of Business Ethics: Their Role in Decision Making and an Initial Consensus", Management Decision, Vol. 28 No. 8. https://doi.org/10.1108/00251749010006032

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MCB UP Ltd

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