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Investigation of the Factors that Affect and Gets Affected by Organizational Ethical Climate

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The concept of organizational ethical climate has drawn much attention from business ethics researchers because of its positive outcomes. Researchers view that an ethical organizational climate can only be attained when the factors that affect an ethical climate are properly understood. For this reason, this study provides a review of the factors that affect and gets affected by organizational ethical climate, thereby showing its great importance and how it can be attained. This study searched for organizational ethical climate related articles available at the academic research databases namely Web of Science and Scopus. The keywords that were used for searching articles were “ethical climate,” “ethical workplace climate” or “organizational ethical climate.” This study highlights twenty-nine factors that affect organizational ethical climate and forty-two factors that are affected by organizational ethical climate. Lastly, implications for future research and practice are discussed.

Keywords: Ethics; Organizational Culture; Organizational Ethical Climate

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia 2: Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication date: September 1, 2017

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