Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 111–122 | Cite as

Business ethics: Conflicts, practices and beliefs of industrial executives

  • Scott J. Vitell
  • Troy A. Festervand


This paper presents the responses of 118 executives to a mail survey which examined their views of business ethics and various business practices. In addition to identifying various sources of ethical conflict, current business practices are also examined with respect to how ethical or unethical each is believed to be. Results are also presented which outline executive responses to four ethical business situations. Overall conclusions to the study are outlined, as well as future research needs.


Economic Growth Business Ethic Business Practice Mail Survey Current Business 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott J. Vitell
    • 1
  • Troy A. Festervand
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business AdministrationUniversity of MississippiUniversityUSA

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