The Effects of Ethical Leadership and Ethical Climate on Employee Ethical Behavior in the International Port Context

Chin-shan Lu, Chi Chang Lin

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This study empirically examined the effects of ethical leadership and ethical climate on employee ethical behavior in the international port context using survey data collected from 128 respondents who worked in Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) in Taiwan. Research hypotheses were formulated from the previous literature and tested using structural equation modeling. Results indicated that ethical leadership had a significant impact on ethical climate and the ethical behavior of TIPC employees. Ethical climate was found to be positively associated with employee ethical behavior. The theoretical and practical implications of the research findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-223
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Ethical behavior
  • Ethical climate
  • Ethical leadership
  • Structural equation modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law

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