Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 85–97 | Cite as

Right from Wrong: The Influence of Spirituality on Perceptions of Unethical Business Activities

  • Robert A. Giacalone
  • Carole L. Jurkiewicz


A network sample of 162 employees from across the U.S. was studied to assess the relationship between individual spirituality and perceptions of unethical business activities. Analyses indicate that degree of individual spirituality influences whether an individual perceives a questionable business practice as ethical or unethical. Ramifications of these findings regarding the role of spirituality in enhancing workplace ethicality, as well as directions for future research, are discussed.


Economic Growth Business Activity Business Practice Network Sample Individual Spirituality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Giacalone
    • 1
  • Carole L. Jurkiewicz
    • 2
  1. 1.Surtman Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics, Department of Management, Belk College of Business AdministrationUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteU.S.A.
  2. 2.Public Administration Institute, E. J. Ourso College of Business AdministrationLouisiana State UniversityU.S.A

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