Research in business ethics
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Keywords

Business Ethics
Research Methodology
Research Ontology
Research Strategy
Theory And Practice Of Business Ethics

Abstract

Research in business ethics is vital for the expansion and credibility of this fairly recent academic field. This article argues that there are three factors that are crucially important for research in business ethics. They are (a) the ontological assumptions that research in this field is premised upon, (b) the choice of research strategies and methodologies and (c) the role of theory in research practice. Each of these three factors is explored and pitfalls relating to each of them are identified. The article also suggests guidelines for dealing with each of these factors in business ethics research.
https://doi.org/10.4102/koers.v66i3.396
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