Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 263–271 | Cite as

Ethical beliefs and behavior among managers: A cross-cultural perspective

  • Dove Izraeli


This study examines the ethical beliefs and behavior of a sample of Israeli managers (n=97) and comparable data from the United States. Israeli managers rated themselves both highly ethical and more ethical than their peers. These results are similar to those found for the U.S., and indicate that the best predictor of respondents' ethical behavior is their beliefs and perceptions concerning their peers' behavior. In addition, this study examines the managers' predisposition to promote social responsibility by joining social networks of managers and other business people, established for that purpose. Seventy-eight percent are of the opinion that networks for the promotion of social responsibility in business are needed and 57% are ready to join them.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dove Izraeli
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  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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