Background Note | HBS Case Collection | July 1991 (Revised September 1992)

Company's Ethical Climate

by Joseph L. Badaracco


Explains what a company's ethical climate is, describes the forces that shape it, and ways managers can work to alter a firm's ethical climate.

Keywords: Ethics; Values and Beliefs; Business or Company Management; Value;


Badaracco, Joseph L. "Company's Ethical Climate." Harvard Business School Background Note 392-004, July 1991. (Revised September 1992.)