Ethics in Business: Practices by the Street Hawkers’

Muhammad Sabbir Rahman, Md Mahmudul Haque, Abdul Highe Khan, Masum Murtaza

Abstract


Street markets are one of the most exciting trends in Malaysia’s act as an alternative for small-time traders to sell their goods in the evenings. This paper examines the factors behind the unethical business practices by the street hawkers in Malaysia. The research methodology adapted in this research with using a descriptive study from the hawkers of various street markets in Kuala Lumpur area in Malaysia where 150 respondents were surveyed under five traders category for instance pirated CD, shoes, vegetables, food, fish and meat.  To test the hypothesis this research utilized multiple regressions. The result shows unethical behavior of street hawkers highly influenced by lack of religious foundation followed by their limited income, greediness, personal biases, lack of integrity. Findings derived from this study would enable the reader to understand the types of unethical practices and reason behind the practices by the street hawkers in Malaysia which was previously unexplored under this area.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jmr.v5i1.2785

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