Guest editor’s introduction: On understanding ethical behavior and decision making: A behavioral ethics approach
De Cremer, D., Mayer, D. M., & Schminke, M. (2010). Guest editor’s introduction: On understanding ethical behavior and decision making: A behavioral ethics approach. Business Ethics Quarterly, 20, 1-6.
Behavioral ethics is an emerging field that takes an empirical, social scientific approach to the study of business ethics. In this special issue, we include six articles that fall within the domain of behavioral ethics and that focus on three themes—moral awareness, ethical decision making, and reactions to unethical behavior. Each of the articles sheds additional light on the specific issues addressed. However, we hope this special issue will have an impact beyond that of the new insights offered in these articles, by stimulating even more research in this burgeoning field.