Some Ethical Implications of Individual Competitiveness
作者: Peter E. MudrackJames M. BloodgoodWilliam H. Turnley
作者单位: 1Department of Management, Kansas State University
刊名: Journal of Business Ethics, 2012, Vol.108 (3), pp.347-359
来源数据库: Springer Journal
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-011-1094-4
关键词: CompetitivenessEthical judgmentsMachiavellianismIdealism
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)This study examined some ethical implications of two different individual competitive orientations. Winning is crucially important in hypercompetitiveness , whereas a personal development (PD) perspective considers competition as a means to self-discovery and self-improvement. In a sample of 263 senior-level undergraduate business students, survey results suggested that hypercompetitiveness was generally associated with “poor ethics” and PD competitiveness was linked with “high ethics”. For example, hypercompetitive individuals generally saw nothing wrong with self-interested gain at the expense of others, but PD competitors viewed such activities as largely inappropriate. Hypercompetitive people also tended to be highly Machiavellian but not ethically idealistic. In...
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影响因子:1.27 (2012)