Understanding Research on Values in Business: A Level of Analysis Framework
Business and Society
Researchers in all management specialties have discussed and investigated the important role values play in personal and organizational phenomena. However, because research on values has been performed in a wide range of social science disciplines and at different levels of analysis, much of thiswork has been uninformed by other work and is neither well integrated nor systematized, resulting in a great deal of confusion concerning the topic. This article attempts to add order and clarity to this area of research by proposing a framework of values research based on level of analysis and by cataloguing and reviewing the vast theoretical and empirical research in light of this framework. It concludes with a critique of the extant literature and recommendations for further research.
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Agle, Bradley R. and Caldwell, Craig B., "Understanding Research on Values in Business:
A Level of Analysis Framework" (1999). Scholarship and Professional Work - Business. 164.