Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 11, Issue 7, pp 505–513 | Cite as

The challenge of ethical behavior in organizations

  • Ronald R. Sims


This paper is designed to do three things while discussing the challenge of ethical behavior in organization. First, it discusses some reasons why unethical behavior occurs in organization. Secondly, the paper highlights the importance of organizational culture in establishing an ethical climate within an organization. Finally, the paper presents some suggestions for creating and maintaining an ethically-oriented culture.


Economic Growth Organizational Culture Ethical Behavior Unethical Behavior Ethical Climate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald R. Sims
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of Business AdministrationCollege of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA

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