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An Exploration of Factors Influencing Ethical and Unethical Behavior in Negotiations


  • Perry, Gregory M.
  • Duffy, Patricia A.
  • Nixon, Clair J.
  • Robison, Lindon J.


The issue of ethics has received little notice in agricultural economics journals. This study utilized a survey technique to reveal the ethical attitudes among some 500 students at four Land Grant Universities. The data were analyzed using multiple regression techniques. Individuals negotiating with strangers were more willing to use questionable ethical tactics. Women, individuals who were cooperative rather than competitive in negotiation situations, and those who regularly attended religious services wer consistantly less willing to use questionable ethics in negotiation. The size of the individual's hometown and family income had no clear impact on ethical attidutes in regotiations.
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  • Perry, Gregory M. & Duffy, Patricia A. & Nixon, Clair J. & Robison, Lindon J., 2005. "An Exploration of Factors Influencing Ethical and Unethical Behavior in Negotiations," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 37(01), pages 1-20, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:jagaec:v:37:y:2005:i:01:p:1-20_00

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    1. Timothy L. Cross & Gregory M. Perry, 1995. "Depreciation Patterns for Agricultural Machinery," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 77(1), pages 194-204.
    2. Golan, Amos & Judge, George G. & Miller, Douglas, 1996. "Maximum Entropy Econometrics," Staff General Research Papers Archive 1488, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
    3. S. Illeris & G. Akehurst, 2001. "Introduction," The Service Industries Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(1), pages 1-4, January.
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    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General


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