Ethical failures are all around. Despite their pervasiveness, we know little how to manage and even survive the aftermath of such failures. In this paper, we develop the argument that as business ethics researchers we need to zoom in more closely on why ethical failures emerge, and how these insights can help us to be effective ethical leaders that can increase moral awareness and manage distrust. To succeed in this scientific enterprise, we advocate the use of a behavioral business ethics approach that relies on insights from psychology.

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Keywords behavior business ethics, leadership, moral awareness, trust
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Hoogervorst, N., de Cremer, D., & van Dijke, M.H.. (2010). Regulating Ethical Failures: Insights from Psychology. Journal of Business Ethics, 95(SUPPL. 1), 1–6. doi:10.1007/s10551-011-0789-x