The ethical outlook of micro business operators

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Dawson, Stuart, Breen, John P and Satyen, Lata (2002) The ethical outlook of micro business operators. Journal of small business management, 40 (4). pp. 302-313. ISSN 1540-627X Online 0047-2778 Print

Abstract

This paper reports the findings of an investigation into the ethical outlook of micro business operators. The study was conducted in Australia and is the first such examination of ethical perspectives in this segment of the business population. Micro business is internationally recognizable, economically significant, and strongly entrepreneurial, and it has a high level of control over the values it enacts. The study indicates that ethical considerations are important to Australian micro business operators. While no one single ethical perspective was dominant, nonreligious beliefs and principles were found to be the most important determinant of their ethical values. Some variation was discovered in operator attitudes based on age, gender, and education.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/1285
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/1540-627X.00059
Official URL http://www.blackwell-synergy.com./doi/abs/10.1111/...
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Accounting
Keywords Australia, ethical, micro business, economic, ethical behavior
Citations in Scopus 32 - View on Scopus
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