Everyday-life business deviance among Chinese SME owners

Ji, J., Dimitratos, P. , Huang, Q. and Su, T. (2019) Everyday-life business deviance among Chinese SME owners. Journal of Business Ethics, 155(4), pp. 1179-1194. (doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3542-2)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 71402121) and the Research Foundation of Humanities and Social Sciences for Young Scholars by the Ministry of Education of China (Grant No. 15YJC630040).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ji, Dr Junzhe and Dimitratos, Professor Pavlos
Authors: Ji, J., Dimitratos, P., Huang, Q., and Su, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:Journal of Business Ethics
ISSN (Online):1573-0697
Published Online:17 April 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Springer Science+Business Media
First Published:First published in Journal of Business Ethics 155(4): 1179-1194
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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