Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 3–18

The Integrity Capacity Construct and Moral Progress in Business

  • Joseph A. Petrick
  • John F. Quinn

DOI: 10.1023/A:1006214726062

Cite this article as:
Petrick, J.A. & Quinn, J.F. Journal of Business Ethics (2000) 23: 3. doi:10.1023/A:1006214726062


The authors propose the integrity capacity construct with its four dimensions (process, judgment, development and system dimensions) as a framework for analyzing and resolving behavioral, moral and legal complexity in business ethics' issues at the individual and collective levels. They claim that moral progress in business comes about through the increase in stakeholders who regularly handle moral complexity by demonstrating process, judgment, developmental and system integrity capacity domestically and globally.

developmental integrity capacity integrity capacity judgment integrity capacity moral progress process integrity capacity system integrity capacity reputational capital 

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph A. Petrick
    • 1
  • John F. Quinn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Management, College of Business and AdministrationWright State UniversityDaytonU.S.A.
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and SciencesUniversity of DaytonDaytonU.S.A.