Ethical investment : a comparison of ethical and conventional investors

McLachlan, Jonathan. (2003). Ethical investment : a comparison of ethical and conventional investors Honours Thesis, School of Business, University of Queensland.

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Author McLachlan, Jonathan.
Thesis Title Ethical investment : a comparison of ethical and conventional investors
School, Centre or Institute School of Business
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 2003
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Total pages 105
Language eng
Subjects 1503 Business and Management
Formatted abstract
Ethical investment is a rapidly emerging phenomenon that is due to a sustainability revolution. This research study contributes to the development of a conceptual and theoretical base for the ethical investment field through providing a comparative examination of conventional and ethical investors. A total of 55 conventional investors and 54 ethical investors participated in the study by completing mailed questionnaires about their investment and general behaviour. The questionnaires were analysed using t-tests and chi-square analysis. The results of this study found important differences between ethical and conventional investors with respect to the importance of ethical issues, investment decision-making style, and perception of moral intensity. These findings lend support to the notion of ethical investors differing in critical ways to conventional investors. The study has many potential theoretical and practical implications for ethical investment and investment generally, hopefully stimulating future research.

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