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Utilitarianism approach in ethical decision making among Malaysian social entrepreneurs

Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi (2013) Utilitarianism approach in ethical decision making among Malaysian social entrepreneurs. In: Seminar Hasil Penyelidikan Sektor Pengajian Tinggi Kementerian Pendidikan 2013, 2 & 3 July 2013, EDC Hotel, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kedah.

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Abstract

Utilitarianism approach in ethical decision making emphasizes on the great consequences of the decision outcomes to the majority of the stakeholders. This is part of the ethical and social responsibilities of entrepreneurs. The utilitarianism ethical conscience reminds entrepreneurs to make trustworthy and profitable entrepreneurship decisions that are acceptable by the stakeholders. The study used personal interview technique with open ended interview questions to obtain the views of 20 entrepreneurs regarding the practice of utilitarianism approach in ethics and social responsibility. The findings showed that one thirds of the entrepreneurs perceived that the practice of utilitarianism approach in ethics and social responsibility is acceptable as a concept or thought, but in practice it is almost impossible due to the strong influence of external factors. The study proposed that future research to use personal interview and self administered survey with more small business owners from other major cities.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3328/30606
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5387 Business ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 09:38
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2013 16:59
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/30606

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