Pablo Ruiz-Palomino

Pablo Ruiz-Palomino
University of Castilla-La Mancha · Faculty of Social Sciences of Cuenca

Associate Professor

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Introduction
I am a full-time Associate Professor in Business Administration at University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.I have acted as visiting scholar in prestigious universities such as Bentley University, University of Arizona or IESE. My research interests are: Business Ethics, Ethical Behavior, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Social Capital, Wine Tourism and Circular Economy, among others. I use FsQCA, PLS, AMOS, EQS and other quantiative and qualitative techniques in my research.

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Temporary employment brings about hardship and setbacks for employees and their families, leading them to situations of personal disaster. This paper analyses the role of temporary employment in the way employees respond to person-organization fit (P-O Fit) with organizational citizenship behaviors (OCBs), and whether mindfulness redraws this relat...
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Drawing on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda, the implementation of circular economy business models (CEBMs) is key for reducing the impacts of business production modes on the environment and is especially suited to, and necessary in, the bioeconomy sector. The purpose of this literature review article is to analyse how firms...
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This edited book contains the conference proceedings of the “1st Conference in Business Research and Management”, organized by the University of Castilla – La Mancha and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. ! e Conference took place on May 26th and 27th 2022, at the University of Castilla – La Mancha in Toledo. The aim of the Conference was to dis...
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This edited book contains the conference proceedings of the “1st Conference in Business Research and Management”, organized by the University of Castilla – La Mancha and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. The Conference took place on May 26th and 27th 2022, at the University of Castilla – La Mancha in Toledo. The aim of the Conference was to dis...
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This edited book contains the conference proceedings of the “1st Conference in Business Research and Management”, organized by the University of Castilla – La Mancha and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. The Conference took place on May 26th and 27th 2022, at the University of Castilla – La Mancha in Toledo. The aim of the Conference was to dis...
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Environmental concern has been on the rise in recent years and a proposal for a circular economy (CE) as a tool for sustainable development has received attention from governments, practitioners, and academics. In this sense, the literature on the topic has grown from 12 scientific articles published in 2008 to 2355 in 2020, which represents an alm...
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COVID-19 has revolutionized lives of people and organizations. In particular, business and public entities, all over the world, had to rethink the way they operate within a rapidly changing, increasingly complex and unpredictable environment. In a context in which governments have been forced to impose restrictive measures to contain the spread of...
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A key issue in the business ethics field is the design of effective measures for assessing the ethical culture of organizations. The Corporate Ethical Virtues Model (CEV), developed by Kaptein in 2008, is an instrument for measuring ethical culture, and has been applied, adapted and validated in different contexts. In 2013, DeBode, Armenakis, Field...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of school principal trustworthiness components (i.e., ability, integrity, benevolence) in helping shape teacher trust and affective commitment within schools. Using data from 1,026 teachers in Spain and structural equation modeling (via EQS 6.3), this study establishes how a principal’s integrity...
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This article offers a semi-systematic literature review on the concept of food values. Specifically, 36 relevant research articles were analyzed. The results underscore the novelty and rapid popularity of this concept in different professional, scientific, and academic fields. Among the findings, the article highlights how the concept of food value...
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Digitalization is a complex challenge for many higher education institutions worldwide given that the new trend for best performance is to draw on ICTs to provide quality, interactive teaching to promote the highest student satisfaction. In this sense, most universities, in their digitalization processes, have opted for the Moodle learning platform...
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Corporate sustainability has emerged as an important area of study recently [...]
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We develop and test a moderated mediation model in which CEO servant leadership is anticipated to be a positive for the adoption of service differentiation as a strategic choice. Using a sample of 34 Spanish hotels, two complementary methods of data analysis, ordinary least squares (OLS) and fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fs/QCA), yiel...
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This study analyzes whether entrepreneurial intention mediates between opportunity recognition and the start-up phase of a business. It also sheds light on how the access to entrepreneurial social networks moderates this mediated relationship, as well as exploring which type of entrepreneurial social network (family- or friends-based) helps most in...
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The hospitality industry has been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with changes that have harmed employees’ psychological well-being. However, having supervisors who are servant may make a difference. With a focus on serving others and the care taken to ensure their employees’ highest priority needs are served, these leaders could help employ...
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Among the many approaches to leadership, servant leaders stand out for the emphasis they place on the importance of service to their followers, the organization, and the broader community. We develop and test a multilevel mediation model, in which the relationship between servant leadership and team performance is sequentially transmitted through i...
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Sustaining continuous improvement activities is one of the biggest challenges that companies face. In order to foster operator participation in continuous improvement activities, this paper aims to present and validate a scale for measuring middle manager trustworthiness. Firstly, we combine the available literature with two concept mappings, one w...
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Online sources of information are a matter of special interest in tourism research. In particular, they are key elements in the formation of destination image. The purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between online sources of information and destination image and to analyze the mediating role of motivation to co-create in that rela...
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Ethical leaders can influence followers' ethical behaviors by establishing an ethical climate. However, followers' responses to an ethical climate may also differ according to the amount of attention they devote to moral questions. This study analyzes whether moral attentiveness augments the positive effect of an ethical climate on employees' ethic...
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Organizations in the twenty-first century continuously adapt their mindsets and look for new ways to reawaken employees' talent toward innovation and competitiveness. In this regard, they fulfill new environment requirements together with more effective and interactive competitive strategies such as: fostering cooperation, promoting relationships o...
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Various forms of unethical leadership are associated with a wide range of negative outcomes, including decreases in subordinates' intention to stay, which is associated with higher turnover, among other negative organizational outcomes. Since the strength of the association between unethical leadership and intent to stay is variable, we examined pe...
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Several studies have been conducted on ethical leadership and workplace ethical behavior but little is known about the role of organizational justice and each of its dimensions (procedural, distributive, interpersonal, informational) in this relationship. This study predicts that ethical leadership enhances organizational justice perceptions, inclu...
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Discrimination against women, injustices, and job insecurity are three issues in hotel outsourcing that have not been examined together. This study uses conservation of resource (COR) theory to investigate whether male and female internal staff have lower job insecurity when they perceive external peers’ fair treatment by management or when they pe...
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Nowadays, there is a new area of Marketing named Marketing 4.0 where technology and digitalization have leveraged consumers to be part of companies, participating in the innovation and development of products and services through value co-creation activities. Especially, social media have an impact on the Tourism industry. Tourism activities are co...
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Science and technology parks (STPs) are considered as a kind of public-private partnerships designed to increase regional wealth and to foster technology start-ups growth in developed and/or in developing regions (Martínez-Cañas et al., 2011). The main aim of these institutions is to reproduce the successful factors of regional phenomena such as Si...
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Workplace creativity is critical to staying ahead in the current competitive hospitality industry. Recent research has suggested that servant leadership fosters creativity. However, there is a lack of research into the mechanisms and situations that make this link possible. This paper examines 1) employee servant attitude as a mediator in the serva...
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Purpose This paper aims to process underlying the relationship between supervisor servant leadership and employee organizational citizenship behavior (OCB) in hotels. Specifically, it analyzes the mediating role of empathy – individual level – and service climate – group level – in the relationship between supervisor servant leadership and employee...
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The evolution of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has produced seismic, global shifts in recent decades. The development of ICTs, coupled with the progressive digitization processes they drive, has helped to create new opportunities for growth—as well as new challenges for decision-making. For instance, companies in today's environ...
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In line with the wide attention given to depopulation and care for the environment in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the European Union is increasingly focusing on how to develop sustainable models that help combat the structural problem of depopulation in certain European regions. While some initiatives and models have been proposed,...
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This paper intends to analyze the role of the chief executive officer’s (CEO) Corporate Social Responsibility Orientation (CSRO) on interfirm cooperation. Interfirm cooperation is central to gaining competitiveness, particularly in international scenarios where firms must deal with uncertain challenges. Nonetheless, the current understanding of its...
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Today’s organizations are operating in a highly competitive and changing environment that pushes them to continuously adapt their organizational structures to such environment. However, the success of change initiatives may face a barrier in the response of employees, especially when they lack readiness to change. While leadership can shape the cul...
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Despite the growing professional and academic interest in sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in recent decades, moral lapses continue to happen in the business arena. Because undergraduate students will be the managers and professionals of the future, training these students to be socially responsible is seen as critically rel...
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Ante las deficiencias encontradas en el sistema capitalista para reducir desequilibrios sociales y humanos, tanto el emprendimiento social como de economía de comunión se han erigido durante la última década como nuevos modelos empresariales de alta innovación social y humanidad. Sin embargo, el conocimiento sobre este tipo de emprendimiento y las...
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Purpose – This study tests 1) whether servant leaders lead followers to socially interact more frequently, closely, and personally with peers, and 2) if this social interaction links servant leaders with employees’ personal social capital, both in terms of bonding (networks linking employees of a similar kind), and bridging (networks linking agents...
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Purpose – Drawing on the theories of servant leadership and upper echelons, this paper aims to highlight the mechanisms through which CEO servant leadership enhances firm innovativeness in hotels. This study aims to test a multiple mediation model by considering the mediating role of encouragement of participation (EoPART) – a high-performance huma...
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Research suggests a direct negative relationship between peers’ unethical behavior and employees’ ethical intention. But several possible mechanisms might explain this relationship in more detail. For example, Machiavellianism is a personality trait characterized by interpersonal manipulation and the use of unethical means to achieve certain self‐i...
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Recently, various studies have suggested that ethical leadership offers an important antecedent of fluid internal workplace relationships, which are conducive of internal social capital. Yet existing research has neither inquired into potential mediators of this relationship nor addressed the role of other distinct leadership strategies in encourag...
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Principales factores que afectan a la competitividad de las empresas productoras de banano en el Ecuador RESUMEN OBJETIVOS DESARROLLO DE LA INVESTIGACIÓN RESULTADOS CONCLUSIONES REFERENCIAS  La competitividad de una empresa es sisté-mica y estructural, está basada en el patrón organizativo de la sociedad, vinculada a la productividad de las nacion...
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Machiavellianism is a dark personality trait that prompts self-interested manipulation in interpersonal relationships and is conducive to unethical behaviour. Yet Machiavellians (Machs) are also adaptive individuals who tailor their behaviour to the immediate context and feel constrained to manoeuvre selfishly in tightly (not loosely) structured wo...
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In a world in which customers are increasingly looking for solutions to their own concerns on how to make a better globalized world, new organizational strategies are emerging to approach the customer in the current third millennium. Servant leadership, which involves putting employees’ needs first and serving the broader society, is emerging as a...
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In the highly interconnected modern world, the role of consumers has changed substantially due to their collaboration with companies in generating ideas, products, and services, as well as their increasing engagement with social values. Specifically, consumer participation has become key to the development of successful products and services. With...
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Leadership, due to its power to influence, is one of the most important tools available to organisation in order to become competitive, and as such it is one of the recurring themes in social sciences. Today, new leadership strategies have emerged as new drivers of effectiveness in workplace relationships based on the leader-follower relationship....
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The onset of the global financial crisis in 2008 undermined trust in financial markets, with immediate damages to businesses and enduring negative effects for numerous national economies. The situation also has endangered progress in terms of investments in environmental and social management (ESM) issues, because managers may be more likely to emb...
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In its short life, the concept of crowdsourcing has been applied in practice to attain various outcomes, such as business goals, innovation processes, social justice, democratic participation and environmental activism. One of its value-adding applications in the business area involves recruiting organizational members to participate in problem-sol...
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Traditionally, leadership has been deemed a crucial element to achieve economic, political and organizational success and has received a great amount of attention in social sciences research. Today, research on leadership can still contribute to improve understanding of the mechanisms that make leadership more effective in current complex organizat...
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Job satisfaction can be approached as a state -what my satisfaction is now- or as a process -how to achieve and keep my job satisfaction-. Although both perspectives are important, the choice of one or another perspective will condition its influence in terms of management. Metaphorically it is like the difference between taking a picture and makin...
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Self-interested moves, such as manipulation and deception in interpersonal relationships with parties inside and outside the workplace, constitute a serious concern for management. Machiavellianism is often directly blamed for such ethical failures, but more generic individual differences, such as those linked to the use of chameleon-like approache...
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A methodology based on group work to facilitate the assimilation of the concepts and competences to be acquired by university students is presented as part of the teaching activities in second and third courses in the Business and Management Administration Degree at University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM). This methodology allows that students bene...
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Three ethics program components, a code of ethics, ethics training initiatives and ethics-oriented performance appraisal content, were examined for their relationship to ethical intent using a sample of 525 employees from the Spanish financial services industry. As expected, all three components contributed to the prediction of ethical intent. Impo...
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Purpose – This study aims to determine which factors underlie the store attributes that contribute to a particular food store image. Furthermore, heightened recent attention to private labels in the food retailing industry creates the need to assess whether the factors vary, depending on customers' brand proneness and their impact on key marketing...
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A multidimensional measure of ethical culture (EC) was examined for its relationship to person–organization (P–O) fit, ethical intent and organizational citizenship behavior (OCB), using a sample of 525 employees from the financial industry in Spain. As hypothesized, relative to studies using unidimensional assessments, our measure of EC was more s...
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College years determine the essential academic and personal training for students’ future success. Certainly, higher education period is essential in the development of students as persons, setting out their emotional and intellectual capital and therefore determining their professional and personal life expectations. However, this process generall...
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In the search to improve the quality of education at the university level, the use of concept mapping is becoming an important instructional technique for enhancing the teaching-learning process. This educational tool is based on cognitive theories by making a distinction between learning by rote (memorizing) and learning by meaning, where learners...
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After the eruption of the current global financial crisis, confidence in financial markets has been dramatically undermined. In this turbulent scenario, all progress made in implementing environmental management systems (EMS) could be jeopardized. Business managers can be seduced by the idea of implementation and follow-through of environmental act...
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Analisis de la Performance en las empresas: La perspectiva de los Recursos Humanos
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Analisis de la Performance en las Empresas: La perspectiva de la etica y del capital social
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We build on limited research concerning the mediation processes associated with the relationship between ethical culture and employee outcomes. A multidimensional measure of ethical culture was examined for its relationship to overall Person-Organization (P–O) fit and employee response, using a sample of 436 employees from social economy and commer...
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This study aims to improve understanding of the ethical nature of the relations in two labour-intensive industries to facilitate the creation of an ethical culture. For this purpose, the authors first review literature related to the main influences on ethical behaviour, then perform an empirical analysis of those factors using a hierarchical stepw...
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Nowadays, science and technology parks (STPs) generally represent a kind of public–private partnerships that are designed to foster knowledge flows, mainly among park firms, as well as between these firms and external R&D institutions, and thus improve regional economic growth (Link and Scott 2007). Despite there is no official definition of what i...
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This study uses the resource-based view to analyze the business strategy of wineries that earn the appellation Denomination of Origin " De Pago " in the Spanish Region of Castilla-La Mancha. Wineries that use legal protections to demonstrate their wine quality might employ this distinction to generate and maintain a competitive advantage that refle...
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Higher education is constantly changing and looking for innovative educational solutions in order to increase the level of the student´s knowledge and skills. As an important part of this set of educational policies, a new process is emerging for the ideation, planning and implementation of multidisciplinary case studies for students with the aim o...
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Recent decades reveal increasing academic and practitioner interest in improving corporations’ social and ethical reputations. Efforts to promote ethics usually focus on the implementation of explicit, formal mechanisms, aimed at transmitting ethical and moral content and reflecting an interest in behavioural ethics. Although the efficacy of these...
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With the development of new communication technologies and the unstoppable increase of social networks some microfinance platforms are becoming essential tools for entrepreneurs. This phenomenon is known as “crowdfunding”, “crowdfinancing” or “crowd sourced capital”, what mainly implies that entrepreneurs obtain the funds or capital through a colle...
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During the 2010/2011 academic course the Degree of Labor Relations and Human Resources Development was completely implemented in the campus of Cuenca. Due to the difficulty of this type of processes, especially because of"resistance to change and adaptation" reasons, it is of special interest to gather systematic information from students with the...
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Traditionally, research focused on determining the causes of employee pay satisfaction has investigated the influence of job-related inputs, both extrinsic and intrinsic to the job itself. Together with these inputs, pay-related fairness issues have played an important role in explaining the phenomenon. However, few studies consider the factors lin...
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Wine regions in Spain are classified according to the quality wine they produce. The best quality of wine denomination comes from "Denominación de Origen de Pago", or “D.O. de Pago”, that is the highest vineyard site legal qualification. This qualification is a very special guarantee of origin under which it is attempted to protect certain singular...
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Purpose – This paper aims to empirically examine the mediating role of knowledge acquisition between social capital and innovation for firms located in science and technology parks (STPs). Design/methodology/approach – Partial least squares offers the primary statistic technique for assessing survey data collected from 214 Spanish tenants. Findings...
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In the last decades, the topic of business ethics has attracted great interest at the academic and professional levels. Nowadays business ethics is being increasingly implemented as a necessary discipline in universities' study plans on business management. Moreover, its importance is also evident according to the worldwide increase of organization...
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Science and technology parks provide modern infrastructural mechanisms for transferring academic research findings, generating knowledge spillovers, and catalyzing regional and national economic growth. Therefore, these parks enable the flow of knowledge, ease access to valuable resources and innovations, and foster cooperation among tenants. Revie...
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Concept mapping is a technique to represent relationships between concepts that can help students to improve their meaningful learning. Using the cognitive theories proposed by Ausubel (1968), concept maps can help instructors and students to enhance their logical thinking and study skills by revealing connections among concepts that can simplify a...
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In the knowledge-based economy, developed and in developing countries are putting an increasingly interest on encouraging their firms to produce, exploit, transfer and apply knowledge. In this context, there seems to be a general agreement about the need to develop and strengthen networking activities using infrastructures to promote knowledge tran...
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Despite growing professional and academic interest in business ethics, moral lapses continue in the business sector, which suggests a need to rethink the efficiency of existing ethical strategies. That is, top managements efforts to promote ethical behaviour among employees tend to focus on the implementation of explicit formal mechanisms, whereas...