ENVIRONMENTALISM AND ETHICAL DECISION MAKING IN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
- Ahlaki Karar Verme, Çevrecilik, Planlanmış Davranış Kuramı
- Ethical Decision Making, Environmentalism, Theory of Planned Behaviour
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This study tries to reveal the dynamics of ethical business decision making process about environmental issues, in terms of Theory of planned behaviour framework. To do so, a survey analysis was held with 167 university students by taking an online questionnaire and the data were statistically analysed by using a statistic software
(SPSS). Results showed that ethical behaviour intentions have significant positive relationships with environmentalism, ethical attitudes toward environment and perceived behavioural control. Demographic factor groups were found to have no significant differences in any of the variables.
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