所属 明治大学 商学部 職種 専任教授
|発表テーマ||Factors Impacting Ethical Behavior in a Japanese Pharmaceutical Company|
|会議名||2015 SBE ANNUAL MEETING|
|主催者||Society for Business Ethics|
|概要||Previous studies have pointed out that the ethical behavior of peers is an important factor impacting the ethical behavior of individuals. It is predictable that, in the Japanese corporate environment, where collectivism prevails, the ethical behavior of peers impacts that of individual employees. At the same time, Japanese corporations think highly of their mission statements and establish their codes of conduct on the basis of them. They provide collective training on their mission statement and code of conduct to all their employees. Therefore, it is predictable that the code of conduct impacts the ethical behavior of the employees.
This study examines factors impacting ethical behavior of 1475 sales employees of a Japanese pharmaceutical company. Ethical behavior of peers and acceptance of the code of conduct had a significant impact on the ethical behavior of the respondents. In particular, the ethical behavior of peers had the greatest impact on the ethical behavior of the employees.