Ethical Compatibility of Small Business Owners/Entrepreneurs and Student Consultants
This study focuses on value judgments and ethical positions of student consultants and small business owner/entrepreneur clients. The value judgments, ethical positions and underlying value orientations of the two groups are quite similar. However , the expressed perceptions of the ethical values of others are considerably different from the respondents' own values. The potential impact of these differences on the effectiveness of the consulting process is explored . Ways to clarify perceptual differences are proposed . The findings from this study should have direct implications for consultants, small business owners, entrepreneurs, educators, and other individuals involved in small business practices.
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