The ethical outlook of micro business operators

Dawson, Stuart, Breen, John and Satyen, Lata 2002, The ethical outlook of micro business operators, Journal of small business management, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 302-313, doi: 10.1111/1540-627X.00059.

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Title The ethical outlook of micro business operators
Author(s) Dawson, Stuart
Breen, John
Satyen, LataORCID iD for Satyen, Lata
Journal name Journal of small business management
Volume number 40
Issue number 4
Start page 302
End page 313
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2002
ISSN 0047-2778
Keyword(s) Small business -- Management
Summary This paper reports the findings of an investigation into the ethical outlook of micro business operators. The study was conducted in Australia and is the first such examination of ethical perspectives in this segment of the business population. Micro business is internationally recognizable, economically significant, and strongly entrepreneurial, and it has a high level of control over the values it enacts. The study indicates that ethical considerations are important to Australian micro business operators. While no one single ethical perspective was dominant, nonreligious beliefs and principles were found to be the most important determinant of their ethical values. Some variation was discovered in operator attitudes based on age, gender, and education.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/1540-627X.00059
Field of Research 150314 Small Business Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, International Council for Small Business
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