Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 15, Issue 12, pp 1331–1341

An empirical study of moral reasoning among managers in Singapore

  • Jayantha S. Wimalasiri
  • Francis Pavri
  • Abdul A. K. Jalil
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00411818

Cite this article as:
Wimalasiri, J.S., Pavri, F. & Jalil, A.A.K. J Bus Ethics (1996) 15: 1331. doi:10.1007/BF00411818

Abstract

The study reported here sought to examine the ethical orientations of business managers and business students in Singapore. Data were obtained using Defining Issue Test. Analysis of Variance revealed that age, education and religious affiliation had influenced cognitive moral development stages of the respondents. Vocation, gender and ethnicity did not seem to have affected moral judgement of the subjects. Contrary to the general view, both business students and business managers demonstrated the same level of sensitivity to ethical dimensions of decision-making. Implications of the findings and limitations of the study are discussed.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jayantha S. Wimalasiri
    • 1
  • Francis Pavri
    • 1
  • Abdul A. K. Jalil
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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