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dc.contributor.authorEkici, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOnsel, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:38:31Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:38:31Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn0167-4544
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/20949
dc.description.abstractEven though potential impacts of political and legal environments of business on ethical behavior of firms (EBOF) have been conceptually recognized, not much evidence (i.e., empirical work) has been produced to clarify their role. In this paper, using Bayesian causal maps (BCMs) methodology, relationships between legal and political environments of business and EBOF are investigated. The unique design of our study allows us to analyze these relationships based on the stages of development in 92 countries around the world. The EBOF models structured through BCMs are used to explain how EBOF in a given country group are shaped by how managers perceive political, legislative, and protective environments of business in these countries. The results suggest that irregular payments and bribes are the most influential factors affecting managers' perceptions of business ethics in relatively more advanced economies, whereas intellectual property protection is the most influential factor affecting managers' perceptions of business ethics in less-advanced economies. The results also suggest that regardless of where the business is conducted in the world, judicial independence is the driving force behind managers' perceptions of business ethics. In addition, the results of this study provide further support for scholars who argue that business ethics is likely to vary among countries based on their socio-economic factors. In addition to its managerial implications, the study provides directions for policy makers to improve the ethical conduct of businesses in their respective countries.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Business Ethicsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-012-1393-4en_US
dc.subjectBayesian causal mapen_US
dc.subjectBriberyen_US
dc.subjectCountry development stageen_US
dc.subjectEthical behavior of firmsen_US
dc.subjectIntellectual property protectionen_US
dc.subjectJudicial independenceen_US
dc.titleHow ethical behavior of firms is influenced by the legal and political environments: a bayesian causal map analysis based on stages of developmenten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentFaculty of Business Administration
dc.citation.spage271en_US
dc.citation.epage290en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber115en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber2en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10551-012-1393-4en_US
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlandsen_US


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