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The Effects of Proximity and Empathy on Ethical Decision-Making: An Exploratory Investigation

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  • Jennifer Mencl

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  • Douglas May

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Business Ethics.

    Volume (Year): 85 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 201-226

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:85:y:2009:i:2:p:201-226

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    Keywords: empathy; ethical decision-making process; magnitude of consequences; moral evaluations; moral intensity; proximity;

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    1. Allred, Keith G. & Mallozzi, John S. & Matsui, Fusako & Raia, Christopher P., 1997. "The Influence of Anger and Compassion on Negotiation Performance," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Elsevier, vol. 70(3), pages 175-187, June.
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    3. Singhapakdi, Anusorn & Vitell, Scott J. & Kraft, Kenneth L., 1996. "Moral Intensity and Ethical Decision-Making of Marketing Professionals," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 245-255, July.
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    1. Raj Agnihotri & Adam Rapp & Prabakar Kothandaraman & Rakesh Singh, 2012. "An Emotion-Based Model of Salesperson Ethical Behaviors," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 109(2), pages 243-257, August.
    2. Majid Ghorbani & Yuan Liao & Sinan Çayköylü & Masud Chand, 2013. "Guilt, Shame, and Reparative Behavior: The Effect of Psychological Proximity," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 114(2), pages 311-323, May.
    3. Joerg Dietz & Emmanuelle Kleinlogel, 2014. "Wage Cuts and Managers’ Empathy: How a Positive Emotion Can Contribute to Positive Organizational Ethics in Difficult Times," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 119(4), pages 461-472, February.
    4. Jana Craft, 2013. "A Review of the Empirical Ethical Decision-Making Literature: 2004–2011," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 117(2), pages 221-259, October.
    5. Jana Craft, 2013. "Living in the Gray: Lessons on Ethics from Prison," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 115(2), pages 327-339, June.
    6. Douglas May & Cuifang Li & Jennifer Mencl & Ching-Chu Huang, 2014. "The Ethics of Meaningful Work: Types and Magnitude of Job-Related Harm and the Ethical Decision-Making Process," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 121(4), pages 651-669, June.

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