Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 265–280 | Cite as

A behavioral model of ethical and unethical decision making

  • Michael Bommer
  • Clarence Gratto
  • Jerry Gravander
  • Mark Tuttle


A model is developed which identifies and describes various factors which affect ethical and unethical behavior in organizations, including a decision-maker's social, government and legal, work, professional and personal environments. The effect of individual decision maker attributes on the decision process is also discussed. The model links these influences with ethical and unethical behavior via the mediating structure of the individual's decision-making process.


Decision Making Economic Growth Decision Maker Decision Process Unethical Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Bommer
    • 1
  • Clarence Gratto
    • 1
  • Jerry Gravander
    • 1
  • Mark Tuttle
    • 1
  1. 1.Clarkson UniversityPotsdamU.S.A.

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