Inculcating ethics in small and mediumsized business enterprises: A South African leadership perspective

Bryan Michael Robinson, Jacobus Albertus Jonker


This research provides a much needed and deeper insight into the management of ethics by leaders of medium-sized business enterprises in the South African context. Utilising a mixed methodological approach of qualitative and quantitative analyses, the research describes the unique ethical risks faced by leaders of medium-sized businesses, and how these leaders attempt to mitigate such risks through embedding their personal values within the organisation, and the systems and operational mechanisms adopted to assist them in this regard.


Medium-sized business enterprises; SMME; ethics management; South Africa; institutionalising ethics

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