Ethical Decision-Making: Group Diversity Holds the Key Academic Article uri icon


  • Both researchers and practitioners have a growing interest in ethical decision-making in the workplace. While ethics has been explored at the individual (e.g., cognitive moral development, moral identity) and organizational level (e.g., ethical culture, corporate social responsibility), few studies have examined ethical decision-making at the group level. The current study examined the extent to which ethical group decision-making varied as a function of racial diversity and time. Using experimental methods, results reveal that heterogeneous groups were more likely to make ethical decisions than homogenous groups. Practical implications and future research directions are discussed. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]

published proceedings

  • Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics

author list (cited authors)

  • DeGrassi, S. W., Morgan, W. B., Walker, S. S., Wang, Y., & Sabat, I

complete list of authors

  • DeGrassi, SW||Morgan, WB||Walker, SS||Wang, Y||Sabat, I

publication date

  • December 2012