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The Influence of CEO's Scandal on Consumers' Product Purchase

  • CHOI, Ji-Eun
    • The Journal of Industrial Distribution & Business
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    • v.11 no.4
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    • pp.47-56
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    • 2020
  • Purpose: This study aims to explore how consumers respond to the immoral actions of a CEO. More specifically, this research focuses on the moral reasoning processes used by consumers in order to maintain support for the CEO despite the immoral action. In addition, this research suggests that support for the CEO would improve product purchase intention. Research design, data, and methodology: To test the hypotheses presented, an online research company was hired and online survey was conducted with adult participants. Online research company sent an email to the potential subjects asking their participation in an online survey. Subjects were able to participate in the online survey by clicking a link to the survey. When the participants clicked the link, they were instructed to read a fictitious newspaper article on a CEO's immoral action. And then, they were asked to answer several questions online. Responses were obtained from 336 adults participants and data were analyzed using SPSS Hayes Macro for a moderation effect and AMOS for a structural equation model. Result: Moral reasoning processes were divided into moral decoupling and moral rationalization and analyzed to determine their influence on product purchase. Also in this study, we suggest the public self-consciousness of consumers as an antecedent of moral reasoning processes, and argue that consumers with high public self-consciousness are more likely to engage in moral decoupling than moral rationalization. Conclusions: Our results showed that moral decoupling and moral rationalization improved the consumer's perception of corporate ethicality, which increased product purchase intention. In addition, consumers with high public self-consciousness were more likely to engage in moral decoupling than in moral rationalization. In addition, this research suggested that severity of the scandal would moderate the impact of public self-consciousness on moral decoupling. However, this hypothesis was not supported statistically since most participants perceived the scandal to be a highly severe incident, that may lead to an insignificant interaction effect between severity of the scandal and public self-consciousness. This research expands the scope of available research on corporate ethics and consumer responses to negative information involving celebrities and provides practical implications for corporate crisis management.

The Impact of Information Access Monitoring between Dilemma of Unethical Information Sharing and Social Networking (비윤리적 정보공유 딜레마와 사회적 네트워킹 관계에서 정보접근 모니터링의 영향력)

  • Jung, Byoungho
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Digital Industry and Information Management
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    • v.14 no.2
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    • pp.91-105
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    • 2018
  • The purpose of this study is to examine an immoral effectiveness decrease by information access monitoring between ethical dilemma and unethical information-sharing behavior. Firms are raising the demand of confidential information management and are highlighting the ethical awareness of organizational members. The individuals in organization are concerned information sharing for future-oriented social networking. To prevent their immoral behavior, Firms should consider investing the information access monitoring. This system is aiming at log verification of movement, storage and deletion on information and will reduce an ethical conflict and unethical behavior on employees. I used the structural equation methodology for this empirical study. The research model constructs the voluntary and involuntary dilemma of information sharing on the two independent-variables, the unethical information behavior and the improper networking reinforcement on the two dependent-variables and the information access monitoring the one mediating-variables. This model tests the power effect of direct path, indirect path and total path. According to the study, the two ethical dilemma of information sharing provided a high influence to the unethical sharing action and to the inappropriate social networking strengthens. However, the mediating role of information access monitoring shows the effect weakens of independent and dependent variables. Thus, the mediating variables appeared to be important for the controlling role of an unethical behavior and improper social networking. Ultimately, The firms will need to invest the information access monitoring for a compulsory ethics behavior of organizational members. In addition, this can hinder networking enhancements for future opportunistic behaviors.

A Study on Improving Transparency in Accounting for Sustainable Growth of Korean Companies (한국기업의 지속성장을 위한 회계투명성 개선 방안에 관한 연구)

  • Lee, Gyeong-Rak
    • Journal of Digital Convergence
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    • v.11 no.12
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    • pp.257-264
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    • 2013
  • The purpose of this study is to propose plans of accounting transparency enhancement for Korean firms' sustainable growth and moral management. Moral management is not optional but essential strategy under global competitive circumstances. It has been proved that sustainable growth was possible through moral management. The plans of accounting transparency enhancement obtained from this study are as below. The implementation of early childhood education on the role and function of accounting, including contents related accounting ethics in university business curriculum or accounting curriculum, including contents related accounting(management) ethics in various accounting qualification examination, building and utilization of systematic knowledge base on accounting fraud, strengthen supervision for implementation of stable and reliable K-IFRS, improving public ethics through strengthening ethical awareness, devotion of community leaders for the nation and society etc.

A Exploratory Research for Solutions of Ethical Issues and Sutainability of Enterprises with Social Ethical Approach (사회윤리학적 접근을 통한 기업의 윤리문제 해결과 지속가능 성장에 관한 탐색적 연구)

  • Kim, SeungBum;Shin, Ho-Sang
    • Korean System Dynamics Review
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    • v.16 no.3
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    • pp.49-75
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    • 2015
  • A company is a core of free market capitalism. It needs to be sustainable to make capitalism better. In this reason, a company has to be ethical to be longer, because unethical company can not be survival. It means that we should understand what is the ethical company and how to be. Because interdisciplinary exchanges give a hint to understand what and how from, so it was studied to find the academic theories which have a relationship with ethics or morality not only in the area of Business management, but also Psychology, Pedagogy, Ethics, Philosophy, and etc.. Making a visible structure by System Dynamics with results through interdisciplinary exchanges to understand the reason why unethical accidences are rising and damages are growing although companies pay "Ethics Pays" more and more to reduce immoral cases is the goal of this study. On the theory of "Social Ethics", 5 ways explain the reason why unethical behavior has not been demolished make a complex structure, which was founded from studying interdisciplinary exchanges such as "Ethics Pays", "Moral Reasoning", "Social Cost", and "Fallacy of Compositions". Finding the controllers and Factors of this model to control to be better, then the market could be more effective with lesser social cost.