Are Ethical Issues Becoming Prevalent Among Business Management Researchers?

  • Freida Ozavize Ayodele Department of Accounting and Finance, UCSI University
  • Eaw Hooi Cheng Department of Accounting and Finance, UCSI University
  • Hasnah Haron Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia
  • Eyasan Leslie Dabor Department of Accounting, University of Benin
Keywords: Business management, Retraction, Misconducts, Plagiarism, Key performance index

Abstract

This study investigates the prevalence of unethical issues among business-management researchers based on retraction publications from the retraction watch database. Forty-two publications retracted between 2007 and 2019 were analyzed based on the frequency of retraction over time, Journals’ impact factors, the type of Journals, the publisher, and the nature of the misconduct. The retraction analysis revealed that research misconduct in business management research is fast evolving around known and emerging themes. The study, therefore, suggests business academics stakeholders rethink the institutional policies for better moral based publication strategies to tackle the upsurge and promotes the continuous supply of reliable information necessary for decision-making in the business management field.

Author Biographies

Freida Ozavize Ayodele, Department of Accounting and Finance, UCSI University

Dr F.O.Ayodele research expertise focuses on managerial ethics, financial accounting, and quality management. She is presently a Lecturer at the Department of Accounting and Finance, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with years of research and teaching.

Eaw Hooi Cheng, Department of Accounting and Finance, UCSI University

Dr Eaw Hooi Cheng is an Assistant Professor and the Head of Programme of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Information Science, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her research focuses on Social Sciences in relation to behavioural psychology such as financial behavioural and other related areas of cost management and accounting related issues.

Hasnah Haron, Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia

Hasnah Haron has been a Professor of Auditing at the F

Hasnah Haron has been a Professor of Auditing at the Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, USIM. She has more than 25 years of experience in research and teaching. She has published several articles in international refereed journals as well as Professional Accounting journals.

Eyasan Leslie Dabor, Department of Accounting, University of Benin

E.L Dabor is a Professor of Accounting at the Department of Accounting, University of Benin, Benin City Nigeria. He has several years of research and teaching experience. His research area includes managerial accounting, corporate governance and other related accounting issues. He has published several articles in international and national refereed journals.

Published
2020-06-22
How to Cite
Ayodele, F. O., Cheng, E. H., Haron, H., & Dabor, E. L. (2020). Are Ethical Issues Becoming Prevalent Among Business Management Researchers?. Journal of Governance and Integrity, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.15282/jgi.3.2.2020.5305
Section
JGI Vol. 3, Issue 2, July 2020