Keywords : Ethics


An investigation into the impact of ethics on reinforcing organizational citizenship behavior in arts and cultural clubs of the mosques in Esfahan

Razieh Fayyaz; Maryam Azizinia

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 208-217
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60397

Organizational citizenship behavior is sort of ethical behavior, which is considered as an inevitable necessity for effective organizational performance. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of ethics on reinforcing organizational citizenship behavior. The study is an applied research adopting a survey design. The statistical population included 300 managers of arts and cultural clubs of the mosques in Esfahan in 2014-15. As statistical sample, 150 managers were selected by means of Cochran’s formula. The data collection tool was a researcher-made questionnaire (Cronbach’s Alpha= 0.83).  The content validity of questionnaire was confirmed by experts and professors. The results indicated that from the viewpoint of respondents, the impact of organizational ethics on citizenship behavior is above average. Therefore, according to the results of statistical analyses, all the hypotheses of this research are confirmed and paying attention to ethical issues can improve the performance of the organization. Moreover, organizations’ adherence to ethics has a positive impact on different dimensions of organizational citizenship behavior.

Building and Maintaining an Effective Compliance Program

Ing. Lucie Andreisová

International Journal of Organizational Leadership, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 24-39
DOI: 10.33844/ijol.2016.60259

The ethics, corporate compliance and anti-fraud functions have faced a rapid growth in the last few years. Such a growth was explained as a kind of response to several high profile governance failures and subsequent regulatory reforms. Organizations throughout the whole world are now making huge investments in compliance, ethics and fraud prevention, launching their compliance programs, building risk management systems, rolling out comprehensive mandatory trainings and communication plans, designing and distributing compliance standards and procedures, and engaging their employees through so called tone from the top. This trend has touched companies from various industries and markets even from those that are traditionally receiving less regulatory attention. Nowadays, when most of the organizations have already established some basic level of compliance, anti-fraud, and ethics infrastructure, many of them begin to evaluate whether these are effective enough. This paper sets forth several ideas, tools, examples, and solutions tending to help and support the organizations in either building or preserving their effective compliance programs.