African Journal of Business Ethics 2019-12-11T10:29:52+00:00 Prof. Kevin Behrens Open Journal Systems <p>The African Journal of Business Ethics (AJoBE) is the official journal of the Business Ethics Network (BEN) Africa. It was established in 2005 with the express purpose of promoting business ethics scholarship on the African continent. The journal is open access and is accredited with the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). We aim to publish two editions of the journal yearly. </p><p>The aim of the journal is to contribute to the expansion and establishment of business ethics as an academic field in Africa. In pursuit of this aim, we wish to not only build a continental journal of high quality, but to also ensure that it achieves broad international credibility. We invite scholars and practitioners to submit speculative philosophical papers, opinion papers, theoretical papers, empirical research reports (both quantitative and qualitative), as well as book reviews. All contributions within the broad general scope of business ethics are welcome. Guidelines for authors can be found here: </p><p> </p> They can be choosers: Aid, Levinas and Unconditional Cash Transfers 2019-12-11T10:29:52+00:00 Julio Andrade <p>In this paper I seek to critically examine UCT’s and CCT’s and consider how a Levinasian ethics might offer normative guidelines to evaluate such aid programmes. Such an analysis will serve to both critique and supplement the traditional utilitarian analyses of such programmes. In so doing, this paper also hopes to contribute to the business ethics literature in which a Levinasian ethics may be brought to bear on real world problems. I proceed by enlisting Jordaan (2009) who argues that a Levinasian ethical politics can be instantiated in institutional designs by allowing a more complex representation of the other’s alterity. Two UCT programmes are interrogated in light of this finding – the first, a UCT programme in a community in Vietnam; the second, a joint CCT/UCT programme targeting adolescent girls in Malawi, designed to test the efficacy of conditionality to achieve certain.</p> 2019-12-11T10:29:52+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 African Journal of Business Ethics Perceptions of governance in the animal welfare sector 2019-12-11T10:29:52+00:00 Chantelle Murray Adèle Thomas <p>The purpose of the study was to gather information on perceptions of the current governance practices in shelters in South Africa and put forward recommendations to professionalise the sector at board/committee level. Through semi-structured interviews, this qualitative study sought out the views of 16 participants, both at board/committee and at operational levels, at companion animal shelters. The main findings indicate inconsistencies and flaws in the governance fabric in this sector, and point to the need for a coherent set of basic governance standards suitable for shelters. This study makes a contribution to the companion animal welfare sector by offering the first formal study into governance in this domain, and provides a foundation from which future research can be leveraged.</p> 2019-12-11T10:29:52+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 African Journal of Business Ethics Academic dishonesty and whistleblowing in a higher education institution: A sociological analysis 2019-12-11T10:29:52+00:00 Ugljesa Radulovic Tina Uys <p>High rates of academic dishonesty are a concern, and whistleblowing is a mechanism that can curb the incidence thereof. This study attempted to identify the variables associated with the reporting of academic dishonesty, framing itself within the reasoned action approach. It entailed a survey with a sample of 405 undergraduate sociology students. Data was collected by means of self-administered structured questionnaire. Five factors mediate the willingness to report: students’ general honesty; their level of academic honesty; the justification for committing academic dishonesty; the personal impact of reporting; and the adherence to principles as an influence on reporting. Students with higher degrees of general honesty were more willing to report, the fear of retaliation contributed to an unwillingness to report, and institutional rules; norms and procedures influenced willingness to report.</p> 2019-12-11T10:29:52+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 African Journal of Business Ethics