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Organizational Integrity

Organizational integrity combines moral character, truth, honesty, moral principles, ethics, the consistent application of corporate values, and information accuracy in the organizational context. The concept relates to topics such as corporate social responsibility, financial performance, reputation, and values.

Documented corporate misbehavior, ongoing global efforts to fix breaches in corporate financial ethics, and recent academic research collectively echo the relevance of understanding organizational integrity. Recent ethical lapses have launched responses ranging from legislation (i.e., the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010) to global financial changes regarding oversight, self-regulation, short-term risk, and information clarity. A common theme linking a revival of organizational integrity is organizational self-interest. Although not new in societies, recent incidents have affected economies in unprecedented ways, generating renewed interest in organizational ...

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