Utilising human resource management in developing an ethical corporate culture

  • Ebben van Zyl University of the Free State


South Africa is characterised by rapidly escalating crime, including white-collar crime, and unethical behaviour in public and private organisations. This necessitates innovative ways to deal with the situation. The objective of this conceptual and theoretical research is to investigate ways in which human resource management can be utilised to instil and develop an ethical corporate culture in South African organisations. A theoretical model of ethical behaviour is discussed as a basis for this study. It is indicated that human resource management can have an effect on organisational factors and is therefore an important tool in developing an ethical corporate culture. 


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