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Morality in Groups

Business Ethics

ISBN: 978-1-78973-684-7, eISBN: 978-1-78973-683-0

ISSN: 2514-1759

Publication date: 7 June 2019

Abstract

In this chapter, we explore the importance of morality in groups. We draw from decades of research from multiple perspectives, including psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, and organizational science, to illustrate the range of ways that morality influences social attitudes and group behavior. After synthesizing the literature, we identify promising directions for business ethics scholars to pursue. We specifically call for greater research on morality at the meso, or group, level of analysis and encourage studies examining the complex relationship between moral emotions and the social environment. We ultimately hope that this work will provide new insights for managing moral behavior in groups and society.

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Citation

Morse, L., Keeney, J. and Adkins, C.P. (2019), "Morality in Groups", Business Ethics (Business and Society 360, Vol. 3), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 181-209. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2514-175920190000003007

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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