Unethical


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Unethical

Describing inappropriate behavior, even if the behavior is legal. Unethical behavior may violate a code of conduct for a particular industry or sector. Professional organizations may censure or revoke the licenses of those professionals who are found to have committed unethical acts.

In investing, ethics helps inform the investment decisions of some individuals and companies. For example, an individual may have a moral objection to smoking, and therefore may refrain from investing in tobacco companies. Ethics may be both positive and negative in investing; that is, it may inform where an individual makes investments (e.g. in environmentally friendly companies) and where he/she does not (e.g. in arms manufacturers).
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That employees' unethical behavior results from psychological contract breach is consistent with social exchange theory (Emerson, 1976), namely, reciprocal exchange underpins psychological contracts.
The prevention of unethical accounting behavior is a crucial managerial responsibility.
It's difficult to say whether some richer people get to the top because of unethical behavior or whether wealth causes some people to become this way.
The increased unethical tendencies of upper-class individuals are driven, in part, by their more favorable attitudes toward greed," said Paul Piff, a doctoral student in psychology at UC Berkeley and lead author of the paper.
A-If a client is behaving unethically, is aware of this, and persists in the unethical behavior, it is time to run away.
Several studies demonstrated a link between personal value structure and behavioral responsibilities (Rokeach, 1973) and/or increases in unethical business behavior (Barnett & Karson, 1987; Mitchell & Scott, 1990).
He began his article by commending the festival before discussing allegations of unethical behavior against women.
He said, "When Syria is accused of killing Iraqis while hosting 1,200,000 Iraqis, that is an unethical accusation.
Even when malpractices are exposed in unethical adoptions, agencies are rarely severely sanctioned; at most their license to perform intercountry adoptions is rescinded and often eventually reinstated.
We don't think of ourselves as cads, we don't remember our behavior as unethical, and we don't plan to be unethical in future business dealings.
The percentage of teens who freely admit unethical behavior can be justified is alarming," says David Miller, assistant professor of business ethics, Yale.
What one salesperson may consider being an unethical marketing behavior, another salesperson may perceive it as an aggressive marketing strategy.