How to measure integrity violations. Towards a validated typology of unethical behavior

K.M. Lasthuizen, L.W.J.C. Huberts, L. Heres

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Abstract

To develop governance that is both effective and ethical, scholars study the causes and effects of unethical behavior as well as the policies and systems that thwart such behavior. However, there is much inconsistency and incoherence in the demarcation of different types of unethical behaviors. To enable conceptual clarity and improved measurement we present here a validated typology of unethical behaviors - that is, integrity violations. Differentiating between such types of violations not only reveals insightful variation in the frequency and acceptability of these violations but also shows how leadership styles and organizational culture have varying effects on these different unethical behaviors. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-408
Number of pages26
JournalPublic Management Review
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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