Management and businesses in general are constantly facing important ethical challenges. In the current special issue, we identify the widespread emergence of unethical decision-making and behaviour in management as an important topic for a future research agenda. Specifically, we promote the use of a behavioural business ethics approach to better understand when management, leaders and businesses are inclined to act unethically and why this is the case. A behavioural business ethics approach which relies on important insights from psychology should be a necessary addition and complementary to the traditional normative approaches used in business ethics.

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de Cremer, D, van Dick, R, Tenbrunsel, A, Pillutla, M.M, & Murnighan, J.K. (2011). Understanding Ethical Behavior and Decision Making in Management: A Behavioural Business Ethics Approach. British Journal of Management: an international forum advancing theory and research, 22(SUPPL. 1), 1–4. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00733.x