Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 40, Issue 6, pp 1022–1045

Ethical preferences for influencing superiors: A 41-society study

  • David A Ralston
  • Carolyn P Egri
  • María Teresa de la Garza Carranza
  • Prem Ramburuth
  • Jane Terpstra-Tong
  • Andre A Pekerti
  • Ilya Girson
  • Harald Herrig
  • Marina Dabic
  • Moureen Tang
  • Paulina Wan
  • Philip Hallinger
  • Ian Palmer
  • Detelin S Elenkov
  • Olivier Furrer
  • Vojko V Potocan
  • Florian V Wangenheim
  • Isabelle Maignan
  • Pamela L Perrewé
  • Ana Maria Rossi
  • Tomasz Lenartowicz
  • Donna E Ledgerwood
  • Ruth C May
  • Mark J Weber
  • Jorge C Jesuino
  • Ping Ping Fu
  • Irina Naoumova
  • Tania Casado
  • Liesl Riddle
  • Malika Richards
  • Arif N Butt
  • Wade M Danis
  • Francisco B Castro
  • Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez
  • Laurie P Milton
  • Mahfooz A Ansari
  • David M Brock
  • Narasimhan Srinivasan
  • Arunas Starkus
  • Tevfik Dalgic
  • Fidel León-Darder
  • Hung Vu Thanh
  • Yong-lin Moon
  • Ho Beng Chia
  • Min-Hsun Christine Kuo
  • Mario Molteni
  • Maria Kangasniemi
  • Kamel Mellahi
  • Alan Wallace
Article

DOI: 10.1057/jibs.2008.109

Cite this article as:
Ralston, D., Egri, C., de la Garza Carranza, M. et al. J Int Bus Stud (2009) 40: 1022. doi:10.1057/jibs.2008.109

Abstract

With a 41-society sample of 9990 managers and professionals, we used hierarchical linear modeling to investigate the impact of both macro-level and micro-level predictors on subordinate influence ethics. While we found that both macro-level and micro-level predictors contributed to the model definition, we also found global agreement for a subordinate influence ethics hierarchy. Thus our findings provide evidence that developing a global model of subordinate ethics is possible, and should be based upon multiple criteria and multilevel variables.

Keywords

cross-cultural managementinfluence strategiessocial beliefssubordinate ethicssociocultural and business ideology factorshierarchical linear modeling

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© Academy of International Business 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A Ralston
    • 1
  • Carolyn P Egri
  • María Teresa de la Garza Carranza
  • Prem Ramburuth
  • Jane Terpstra-Tong
  • Andre A Pekerti
  • Ilya Girson
  • Harald Herrig
  • Marina Dabic
  • Moureen Tang
  • Paulina Wan
  • Philip Hallinger
  • Ian Palmer
  • Detelin S Elenkov
  • Olivier Furrer
  • Vojko V Potocan
  • Florian V Wangenheim
  • Isabelle Maignan
  • Pamela L Perrewé
  • Ana Maria Rossi
  • Tomasz Lenartowicz
  • Donna E Ledgerwood
  • Ruth C May
  • Mark J Weber
  • Jorge C Jesuino
  • Ping Ping Fu
  • Irina Naoumova
  • Tania Casado
  • Liesl Riddle
  • Malika Richards
  • Arif N Butt
  • Wade M Danis
  • Francisco B Castro
  • Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez
  • Laurie P Milton
  • Mahfooz A Ansari
  • David M Brock
  • Narasimhan Srinivasan
  • Arunas Starkus
  • Tevfik Dalgic
  • Fidel León-Darder
  • Hung Vu Thanh
  • Yong-lin Moon
  • Ho Beng Chia
  • Min-Hsun Christine Kuo
  • Mario Molteni
  • Maria Kangasniemi
  • Kamel Mellahi
  • Alan Wallace
  1. 1.University of OklahomaNormanUSA