Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 143-152

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The incidence of unethical practices in marketing research: An empricial investigation

  • Ishmael P. AkaahAffiliated withWayne State University
  • , Edward A. RiordanAffiliated withWayne State University

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The authros examine from the perspective of marketing professionals the incidence of unethical research practices and the influence of organizational factors as determinants of the incidence of unethical research practices. The results indicate some degree of indicence of unethical research practices, particularly of those involving respondents. In addition, the results suggest four organizational variables— extent of ethical problems within the organization, top management actions on ethics, organizational role, and industry category—as determinants of the incidence of unethical research partices.