In search of ethics: probing the firm-society interface
A series of corporate corruption scandals recently, amongst large, respected global organisations, has led to a questioning of the firm-societal interface. Perhaps most intriguing is the fact that these fraudulent acts were consciously committed by otherwise venerable members of the community. Their persistance in pursuing their corrupt paths suggests that they had found a way to rationalise and socialise their behaviour over time, even though it is unlikely that they would find such behaviour acceptable outside of the workplace.
April, K. & Wilson, A. (2007) In search of ethics: probing the firm-society interface, Convergence, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring, pp. 16 - 19