International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Applying Experimental Economics to AssessUnethical Behavior fromAPart-Time, Non-TraditionalMBA Program
Yong U. Glasure, Aie-Rie Lee

Using a sample of fifty-one MBA students from a part-time, non-traditional institute in the United States, this present study showed that a much higher percentage of individuals from the group with penalty self-report that they missed two or less in their first attempt on each homework compared to their counterparts. From the selfreport scores and the audits with penalty, two individuals stated that they missed no question on the homework sets for each exam, but the person missed five on Exam 1 and 3 on Exam 2 and the other person missed four on Exam 1 and 3 on Exam 2. From the group without penalty, five individuals missed more questions on their respective exam compared to the self-reported number of questions on their respective sets of homework for each exam. This implies that a higher number of individuals from the group without penalty showed unethical behavior in their self-reporting. But for organizational-interest, the findings showed that the two groups, based upon the performance on the exams, showed that penalty or no penalty have no effect on the overall group performance from the z-test of the difference between the two population means.

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