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Societal-Level Versus Individual-Level Predictions of Ethical Behavior: A 48-Society Study of Collectivism and Individualism

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Carolyn Egri
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Olivier Furrer
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Min-Hsun Kuo
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Yongjuan Li
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Florian Wangenheim
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Marina Dabic
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Irina Naoumova
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Katsuhiko Shimizu
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Ping Ping Fu
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Vojko Potocan
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Andre Pekerti
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Tomasz Lenartowicz
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Narasimhan Srinivasan
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Tania Casado
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Ana Maria Rossi
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Erna Szabo
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Arif Butt
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Ian Palmer
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Prem Ramburuth
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Jane Terpstra-Tong
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Ilya Grison
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Malika Richards
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Philip Hallinger
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Francisco Castro
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Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez
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Laurie Milton
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Mahfooz Ansari
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Arunas Starkus
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Audra Mockaitis
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Tevfik Dalgic
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Fidel León-Darder
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Hung Vu Thanh
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Yong-Lin Moon
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Mario Molteni
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Yongqing Fang
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Jose Pla-Barber
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Ruth Alas
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Isabelle Maignan
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Jorge Jesuino
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Chay-Hoon Lee
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Joel Nicholson
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Ho-Beng Chia
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Wade Danis
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Ajantha Dharmasiri
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Mark Weber

Abstract

Is the societal-level of analysis sufficient today to understand the values of those in the global workforce? Or are individual-level analyses more appropriate for assessing the influence of values on ethical behaviors across country workforces? Using multi-level analyses for a 48-society sample, we test the utility of both the societal-level and individual-level dimensions of collectivism and individualism values for predicting ethical behaviors of business professionals. Our values-based behavioral analysis indicates that values at the individual-level make a more significant contribution to explaining variance in ethical behaviors than do values at the societal-level. Implicitly, our findings question the soundness of using societal-level values measures. Implications for international business research are discussed.

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hal-01800688 , version 1 (27-05-2018)

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David Ralston, Carolyn Egri, Olivier Furrer, Min-Hsun Kuo, Yongjuan Li, et al.. Societal-Level Versus Individual-Level Predictions of Ethical Behavior: A 48-Society Study of Collectivism and Individualism. Journal of Business Ethics, 2014, 122, pp.283-306. ⟨10.1007/s10551-013-1744-9⟩. ⟨hal-01800688⟩

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