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

Keywords: Medium-sized business enterprises, SMME, ethics management, South Africa, institutionalising ethics


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.

Author Biography

Bryan Michael Robinson, NMMU Business School
Post-doctoral fellow, NMMU Business School


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