Societal-level versus individual-level predictions of ethical behavior: a 48-society study of collectivism and individualism

Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Furrer, O., Kuo, M.H., Li, Y., Wangenheim, F., Dabić, M. ORCID: 0000-0001-8374-9719, Naoumova, I., Shimizu, K., de la Garza Carranza, M.T., Fu, P.P., Potocan, V.V., Pekerti, A., Lenartowicz, T., Srinivasan, N., Casado, T., Rossi, A.M., Szabo, E., Butt, A., Palmer, I., Ramburuth, P., Brock, D.M., Terpstra-Tong, J., Grison, I., Reynaud, E., Richards, M., Hallinger, P., Castro, F.B., Ruiz-Gutiérrez, J., Milton, L., Ansari, M., Starkus, A., Mockaitis, A., Dalgic, T., León-Darder, F., Thanh, H.V., Moon, Y.L., Molteni, M., Fang, Y., Pla-Barber, J., Alas, R., Maignan, I., Jesuino, J.C., Lee, C.H., Nicholson, J.D., Chia, H.B., Danis, W., Dharmasiri, A.S. and Weber, M., 2014. Societal-level versus individual-level predictions of ethical behavior: a 48-society study of collectivism and individualism. Journal of Business Ethics, 122 (2), pp. 283-306. ISSN 0167-4544

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Abstract

Is the societal-level of analysis sufficient today to understand the values of those in the global workforce? Or are individual-level analyses more appropriate for assessing the influence of values on ethical behaviors across country workforces? Using multi-level analyses for a 48-society sample, we test the utility of both the societal-level and individual-level dimensions of collectivism and individualism values for predicting ethical behaviors of business professionals. Our values-based behavioral analysis indicates that values at the individual-level make a more significant contribution to explaining variance in ethical behaviors than do values at the societal-level. Implicitly, our findings question the soundness of using societal-level values measures. Implications for international business research are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Business Ethics
Creators: Ralston, D.A., Egri, C.P., Furrer, O., Kuo, M.H., Li, Y., Wangenheim, F., Dabić, M., Naoumova, I., Shimizu, K., de la Garza Carranza, M.T., Fu, P.P., Potocan, V.V., Pekerti, A., Lenartowicz, T., Srinivasan, N., Casado, T., Rossi, A.M., Szabo, E., Butt, A., Palmer, I., Ramburuth, P., Brock, D.M., Terpstra-Tong, J., Grison, I., Reynaud, E., Richards, M., Hallinger, P., Castro, F.B., Ruiz-Gutiérrez, J., Milton, L., Ansari, M., Starkus, A., Mockaitis, A., Dalgic, T., León-Darder, F., Thanh, H.V., Moon, Y.L., Molteni, M., Fang, Y., Pla-Barber, J., Alas, R., Maignan, I., Jesuino, J.C., Lee, C.H., Nicholson, J.D., Chia, H.B., Danis, W., Dharmasiri, A.S. and Weber, M.
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Date: June 2014
Volume: 122
Number: 2
ISSN: 0167-4544
Identifiers:
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10.1007/s10551-013-1744-9DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 09 Mar 2017 11:26
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2017 11:26
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/30336

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