Author(s): Waymond Rodgers and Susana Gago
Source: Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 64, No. 2 (Mar., 2006), pp. 125-136
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25123738 .
Accessed: 24/11/2014 17:00
Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp .
JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive. We use information technology and tools to increase productivity and facilitate new forms of scholarship. For more information about JSTOR, please contact email@example.com.
Springer is collaborating with JSTOR to digitize, preserve and extend access to Journal of Business Ethics.
This content downloaded from 126.96.36.199 on Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:00:33 PM
All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions
(2006) 64: 125-136
Journal of Business Ethics
Biblical Scriptures Underlying
We models sion-making
tions with tianity, lack
argue has been
of moraUty a modification
stronger Unks with
certain of deci
ethics and moraUty. With to the base
scriptures, underlying that approaches
six in practices
for a conceptual model that helps explain demanding decision makers' different processing phases as weU as influencing their ethical based choices
1990). A report by
Skaggs, 1998; Jones, 1991; Kahn, the American
Institute of Certified
Public Accoun tants (AICPA, for Eco
1994) and Organization
that companies concluded should performance measures
(OECD, disclose business
storm is the core issue processes. At the center ofthe of organizations playing by their own self-interested rules thereby resulting in debilitating ethical behav ior (Aristole, 1984).
A Throughput Model is presented and financial other forms depict in this paper to of information
Waymond Rodgers is a professor of the A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School ofManagement, University of California,
Riverside, CA, USA.
Susana Gago is an associateprofessor affiliated with Social and
Law Sciences School, Carlos III University ofGetafe (Madrid),
at dif decision makers' processes interacting with ferent phases of processing. The Throughput Model is a conceptualization of an individual's perception
(problem framing and biases), information to the individual), judgment
(analysis), and decision choice. Such a model is important in highlighting the influence of ethical behavior model dominant to a are decision. That there several is, pathways to a decision, and the ethical position wiU is taken. Further, strongly influence which pathway we believe that perceptual biases and information selection are influenced by decision makers' philo are differences of There sophical ethical position.
about how many opinion phases and subroutines within the phases there are and the order in which occur How
Simon, phases (Hogarth,
ever, at least four dominant phases appear with some are (a) Percep in the Hterature. These consistency tion (P), (b) Information Gathering
(I), (c) Analyzes of Information
(i.e., judgment -J),