Title

Integrity in Organizations: Beyond Honesty and Conscientiousness

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.1998.192969

Abstract

In previous literature on employee selection, leadership, and organizational trust, scholars have identified integrity as a central aspect of work behavior. However, despite important contributions, their work often has confused integrity with other concepts (especially honesty and conscientiousness) and has treated integrity as either a morally neutral or relativistic phenomenon. The philosophy of “Objectivism” solves these problems by providing a definition of integrity that distinguishes the term from related concepts and by integrating integrity into an objective code of morality. I discuss the implications of this perspective for the study of integrity in organizations.

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Academy of Management Review, v. 23, no. 1, p. 154-161

Was this content written or created while at USF?

No

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