Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 12, Issue 10, pp 753–760 | Cite as

The effects of culture on ethical decision-making: An application of Hofstede's typology

  • Scott J. Vitell
  • Saviour L. Nwachukwu
  • James H. Barnes


This paper addresses a significant gap in the conceptualization of business ethics within different cultural influences. Though theoretical models of business ethics have recognized the importance of culture in ethical decision-making, few have examinedhow this influences ethical decision-making. Therefore, this paper develops propositions concerning the influence of various cultural dimensions on ethical decision-making using Hofstede's typology.


Economic Growth Theoretical Model Business Ethic Cultural Dimension Cultural Influence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott J. Vitell
    • 1
  • Saviour L. Nwachukwu
    • 1
  • James H. Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management and Marketing, School of Business AdministrationThe University of MississippiUniversityUSA

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