Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 105, Issue 2, pp 231–237 | Cite as

Factors Impacting Ethical Behavior in a Chinese State-Owned Steel Company

  • Weihui Fu
  • Satish P. Deshpande


This study examines factors impacting ethical behavior of 208 employees of a Chinese state-owned steel company. Only rules climate had a significant impact on ethical behavior of respondents. Other ethical climate types such as professional, caring, instrumental, independence, and efficiency did not impact ethical behavior of respondents. Ethical behavior of peers, ethical behavior of successful managers, and overclaiming had a significant impact on ethical behavior of subjects.


China Ethical behavior Ethical climate Overclaiming Steel company 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementUniversity of Science & Technology BeijingBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of Management, Haworth College of BusinessWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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