Moral Disengagement in the Corporate World

TitleMoral Disengagement in the Corporate World
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsWhite, J, Bandura, A, Bero, LA
JournalAccountability in Research: Policies & Quality Assurance
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number08989621
Accession Number36649312
Keywordsbias , business , Conflict , ethics , industries , industry , Moral , Organizational , SOCIAL , TOBACCO , VINYL
AbstractThe authors analyze mechanisms of moral disengagement used to eliminate moral consequences by industries whose products or production practices are harmful to human health. The authors examined internal industry documents and public statements related to the research activities of these industries for modes of moral disengagement by the tobacco, lead, vinyl chloride (VC), and silicosis-producing industries, and discuss the kinds of moral disengagement that were used in these cases.
NotesWhite, Jenny 1; Bandura, Albert 2; Bero, Lisa A. 1; Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: University of California, San Francisco, California, USA; 2: Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA; Issue Info: Jan2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p41; Thesaurus Term: SOCIAL responsibility of business; Thesaurus Term: INDUSTRIES; Thesaurus Term: BUSINESS ethics; Thesaurus Term: TOBACCO industry; Thesaurus Term: VINYL chloride industry; Author-Supplied Keyword: bias; Author-Supplied Keyword: business; Author-Supplied Keyword: conflict of interest; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: industry; Author-Supplied Keyword: moral; Author-Supplied Keyword: organizational culture; NAICS/Industry Codes: 312210 Tobacco Stemming and Redrying; NAICS/Industry Codes: 312229 Other Tobacco Product Manufacturing; NAICS/Industry Codes: 424940 Tobacco and Tobacco Product Merchant Wholesalers; NAICS/Industry Codes: 453991 Tobacco Stores; Number of Pages: 34p; Illustrations: 2 Diagrams, 3 Charts; Document Type: Article
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