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

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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.

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Giacalone, R.A., Jurkiewicz, C.L. Right from Wrong: The Influence of Spirituality on Perceptions of Unethical Business Activities. Journal of Business Ethics 46, 85–97 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1024767511458

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