Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 91, Issue 4, pp 457–465 | Cite as

Values and the American Manager: A Three-Decade Perspective



This study examines the values of American managers over time. Responses from a nationwide sample of managers are compared and contrasted with two previous surveys (1981 and 1991) of similar sample populations. Continuing and new insights are provided into the importance of managerial values on individual and organizational actions and decisions.


values managerial values value-based management leadership corporate culture business ethics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraU.S.A.

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