Stress and ethical behaviour among South African managers

Ebben Van Zyl
1997 Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship  
A b s t r a c t S t r e s s a n d e t h i c a l b e h a v i o u r a m o n g S o u t h A f r i c a n m a n a g e r s The South A frican business world is increasingly characterised by unethical behaviour a n d com mercial crimes. Involvement o f managers is contributing up to 80% o f the total costs o f white collar crime. In order to try to understand the situation, the current South A frican managerial climate is analysed. This analysis clearly indicates that South A frican managers fu n ctio
more » ... managers fu n ctio n in stressful circumstances which can give rise to unethical behaviour. A theoretical m odel fo r ethical behaviour is therefore discussed an d used as a basis fo r practical suggestions in order to improve the situation.
doi:10.4102/koers.v62i3.572 fatcat:cowh2laijnc4jawhhshxpaaiue