African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4092

Full Length Research Paper

Project managers’ ethical behaviors within modern organizations

  Mohammad Reza Najaf Torkaman1*, Ebrahim Moradi2 and Dhaifallah Obaid Almutairi2,3      
  1Department of Computer Engineering, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University (SRBIAU), Hesarak, Tehran, I.R. Iran. 2Faculty of Management and Human, University Technology Malaysia (UTM), Resource Development FPPSM, Malaysia. 3Ministry of Higher Education, King Abdulaziz Military Academy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Accepted: 29 August 2011
  •  Published: 23 November 2011



Ethical managers ‘behaviors are identified in this paper. This study is carried out to determine project managers’ thinking competencies in modern organizations and estimate some factors that influence people’s behaviors; whether they behave ethically or unethically within organizations. This paper proves that the role of managers is crucial and regarded as the high–level position in an organization. This work also demonstrates how managers can influence organizations’ vision, mission, and stakeholders. In conclusion, some recommendations have been made to support and train ethical behavior during the implementation of projects of organizations and the influences in developing ethical behavior procedure.


Key words: Ethics, project managers, role of managers, ethical behaviors in organization.