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The Impact of Organizational Ethical Climate on Organizational Commitment and Job Performance

An Economic Ethics Analysis of Japanese-funded Manufacturing Enterprises in China


About this book


This study seeks to evaluate the impact of organizational ethical climate on the organizational commitment and job performance of Japanese-funded manufacturing enterprises (JFMEs) in China using empirical analysis and discussion, and includes a review of related research into economic ethics as well as a quantitative analysis of the various types of organizational ethical climates typically found in JFMEs operating in China. While prior studies have approached the topic from an ethical, psychological, philosophical and/or sociological perspective, none have specifically analyzed organizational ethical climate and its effect on organizational commitment and job performance under these conditions. Nor has an analysis of the relationship between organizational ethical climate, organizational commitment, and job performance ever been approached from the perspective of economic ethics. This study illustrates the feasibility of researching organizational ethics from an economic perspective, while laying out a theoretical basis for exploring the philosophy of economics from the perspective of economic ethics.


Organizational Ethical Climate Organizational Commitment Job Performance Education Economics Quantitative Analysis Economic ethics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business AdministrationRitsumeikan UniversityIbarakiJapan

About the authors

Keikoh Ryu is a professor of ethical economics and business ethics at Ritsumeikan University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, which is located in Osaka, Japan. Prof. Ryu is also the director of the Japan Society for Business Ethics and an Advisory Committee Member at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, Stanford University. With six academic degrees from the United States, China and Japan, including one bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and three PhDs, Prof. Ryu’s research involves political economics, sociology and philosophy. Having completed three doctoral degree programs from Peking University’s Graduate School of Education (Ph.D. in Education), Tsinghua University’s Graduate School of Philosophy (Ph.D. in Philosophy) and Waseda University’s Graduate School of Political Science and Economics (Ph.D. in Public Management), Prof. Ryu’s research spans the comparative and international areas of ethical economics and public management. Currently, his research primarily deals with cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary research methodology in business ethics and management philosophy.

In 2010, Waseda University Press published Prof. Ryu’s book titled "Creating Public Value: The Challenges of Localization for Japanese Corporations in China" (in English), which was also selected as a winner of the 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. Oxford University Press published his “Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia” (in English, 2012). Prof. Ryu’s “Stakeholder Social Responsibility: A New Approach to Information Disclosure in Japanese Universities” was published by the People's Publishing House (in Chinese, 2017). Most recently, Chikura Shobo in Tokyo published his “Altruism and Responsibility: Research on INAMORI's Business Ethics” (in Japanese, 2020).  Prof. Ryu’s research has also been published in the Journal of International Business, Corporate Communication Studies, and other scholarly academic journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Impact of Organizational Ethical Climate on Organizational Commitment and Job Performance
  • Book Subtitle An Economic Ethics Analysis of Japanese-funded Manufacturing Enterprises in China
  • Authors Keikoh Ryu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-2812-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-2815-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-2813-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 200
  • Number of Illustrations 72 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Education Economics
    Asian Economics
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