Everyday-Life Business Deviance Among Chinese SME Owners

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Ji, Junzhe, Dimitratos, Pavlos, Huang, A. and Su, Taoyong 2017. Everyday-Life Business Deviance Among Chinese SME Owners. Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3542-2
AuthorsJi, Junzhe, Dimitratos, Pavlos, Huang, A. and Su, Taoyong
Abstract

Despite its prevalence in emerging economies, everyday-life business deviance (EBD) and its antecedents have received surprisingly little research attention. Drawing on strain theory and the business-ethics literature, we develop a socio-psychological explanation for this deviance. Our analysis of 741 owners of Chinese small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) suggests that materialism and trust in institutional justice affect EBD both directly and indirectly in a relationship mediated by the ethical standards of SME owners. These findings have important implications for researching deviant business behavior within SMEs.

KeywordsEveryday-life business deviance; Ethical standards; Materialism; Strain theory; Trust in institutional justice
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
ISSN1573-0697
0167-4544
Year2017
PublisherSpringer Verlag
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3542-2
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Print17 Apr 2017
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Deposited09 May 2017
Accepted07 Apr 2017
FunderNational Natural Science Foundation of China
Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
National Natural Science Foundation of China
Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
Copyright informationThe final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-017-3542-2
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