Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues: Do the Executives Pay Attention?
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When top executives scan the environment for strategic information, how much emphasis do they place on legal, ethical, and regulatory issues? Given recent ethical lapses at the corporate level, reflected both in the popular press and in academic circles, the question of whether and to what degree executives pay attention to these issues appears particularly timely. This paper describes the results of efforts aimed at exploring the relative emphasis manufacturing executives place on various external and internal elements when scanning the environment. Results generally confirm that legal, ethical, and regulatory issues are given low priority, and normative prescriptions emerge concerning environmental scanning behaviors and ethics.
Thompson, James H.; Walters, Bruce A.; and Fitzgerald, Patrick W., "Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues: Do the Executives Pay Attention?" (2005). All Faculty Scholarship for the College of Business. 102.
Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal