Moral Judgment and Values in a Developed and a Developing Nation: a Comparative Analysis

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This comparative field study evaluated the moral reasoning used by U.S. and Belizean business students in resolving business-related moral dilemmas. The Belizeans, citizens of a less-developed country with Western heritage and a values-based education system, revolved the dilemmas using higher stages of moral judgment than did the U.S. business students.

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Priem, R., Worrell, D., Walters, B. et al. Moral Judgment and Values in a Developed and a Developing Nation: a Comparative Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics 17, 491–501 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1005717810295

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Keywords

  • Economic Growth
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Field Study
  • Education System
  • Moral Judgment