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Research Companion to Ethical Behavior in Organizations

Constructs and Measures Edited by Bradley R. Agle, George W. Romney Endowed Professor, David W. Hart, Associate Professor, Jeffery A. Thompson, Associate Professor and Hilary M. Hendricks, Academic Editor and Researcher, Brigham Young University, US
Compiling empirical work from management and social science disciplines, the Research Companion to Ethical Behavior in Organizations provides an entry point for academic researchers and compliance officers interested in measuring the moral dimensions of individuals. Accessible to newcomers but geared toward academics, this detailed book catalogs the varied and nuanced constructs used in behavioral ethics, along with measures that assess those constructs. With its cross-disciplinary focus and expert commentary, a varied collection of learned scholars bring essential studies into one volume, creating a resource that promises to enhance the burgeoning field of behavioral ethics.
Extent: 448 pp
Hardback Price: $225.00 Web: $202.50
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 746 4
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  • Business and Management
  • Business Ethics and Trust
  • Business Leadership
  • Research Methods in Business and Management
Business ethics research and publications have proliferated in recent decades, coinciding with increased public interest in workplace ethical conduct. As studies of behavioral ethics extend across disciplines, scholars unknowingly worked in parallel, creating overlapping constructs and measures. Bringing clarity to the field, the Research Companion to Ethical Behavior in Organizations provides a central reference point for academics, human resource practitioners, and compliance officers interested in measuring the moral dimensions of individuals.

With expert contributions, this book catalogs empirical work from management and social science disciplines, offering insights to the varied and nuanced constructs used in behavioral ethics. The authors describe and evaluate over 300 measures, including established surveys and new behavioral research techniques. Doctoral students and veteran management researchers will benefit from summaries of the latest ethics research tools and trends. Offering solutions for research challenges and suggesting new research streams and areas for fruitful study, this Companion enhances the burgeoning field of behavioral ethics.
‘This Companion offers comprehensive coverage of the dynamics of ethical behavior in organizations. Edited and authored by leading experts in the field, it is the ideal place to begin acquiring or updating knowledge about the moral dimension of work life.’
– Adam Grant, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, US

‘Wide-ranging in its coverage, this compendium of measures will prove a very helpful aid to researchers studying ethics in organizations. The authors have drawn together and summarized empirical measures of diverse phenomena relevant to organizational ethics – both widely studied topics, such as ethical awareness, decision making, and behavior, and newer, important research on topics such as moral identity, intuition, and emotion. Given the recent rapid growth of behavioral studies of ethics in organizations, this is a very timely work.’
– Gary R. Weaver, University of Delaware, US and Senior Associate Editor, Business Ethics Quarterly
Contributors: B.R. Agle, J.B. Bingham, S.D. Brown, J.D. Carlson, K. Bell DeTienne, C. Frogley Ellertson, L, E. Garrett, R. Dailey Goodwin, D.W. Hart, H.M. Hendricks, D.C. Howe, M-C Ingerson, A.K. Klemme, C. Mealey, A. Miller, J.A. Miller, J. Camden Robinson, Z.J. Rodgers, J.A. Thompson, L.L. Wadsworth, M.C. Walsman, M.A. Widmer, A.L. Wilkins
Contents:

1. Moral Awareness
Jared A. Miller, Zachariah J. Rodgers and John B. Bingham

2. Ethical Behavior
Samuel D. Brown, Aaron Miller and Kristen Bell DeTienne

3. Ethical Decision Making
John Camden Robinson, Marc-Charles “M-C” Ingerson and Rachel P. Mahrt

4. Values and Attitudes
James D. Carlson, Rachael Dailey Goodwin and Lori L. Wadsworth

5. Individual Differences: Traits and Ethical Leadership
David C. Howe, Matthew C. Walsman and Carol Frogley Ellertson

6. Moral Emotions and Emotional Dispositions
Lyndon E. Garrett

7. Related Constructs and Measures from Beyond the Field of Ethics
Lyndon E. Garrett, Adrian K. Klemme and Alan L. Wilkins

8. Challenges in Business Ethics Research
Christian Mealey, James D. Carlson and Mark A. Widmer

Index