What is Ethical Competence?
Pohling, R., Bzdok, D., Eigenstetter, M., Stumpf, S., & Strobel, A. (2016). What is ethical competence? The role of empathy, personal values, and the five-factor model of personality in ethical decision-making. Journal of Business Ethics, 137(3), 449-474.
In this article, the authors provide their own definition of ethical competence that results from their research on many constructs, in addition to discussing the influence of empathy and personal values in a leader’s approach to making ethical decisions.