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Support for the use of deception within the work environment: A comparison of Israel and United States employees
Journal of Business Ethics
  • Randi L. Sims, Huizenga College of Business, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-2002
ISSN or ISBN
0167-4544
Disciplines
Peer Reviewed
1
Description
As businesses become more global, the opportunities for employees to work with individuals from different cultures increase. Research in cross-cultural interactions has increased in response to such changes. This research study considers employee attitudes and perceived organizational support for the use of deception within the work environment. In this study, two types of deception have been considered; deception for personal gain and deception for the organization's benefit. The reported likelihood for committing these two types of deception for United States and Israeli employees was gathered. The results indicate that United States employees are more likely to deceive others for personal gain than the Israeli employees. In addition, the results indicate that United States employees were more likely to perceive organizational support for the use of deception for personal gain than were the Israeli employees. No differences between the two samples were found for personal or organizational support for deception for the organization's benefit. Differences are explained using Hofstede's (1991) theory of international cultures.
Citation Information
Randi L. Sims. "Support for the use of deception within the work environment: A comparison of Israel and United States employees" Journal of Business Ethics Vol. 35 Iss. 1 (2002) p. 27 - 34
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/randi-sims/52/