International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

From War to Unethical Practices: Evidence of Social Trauma’s Entrepreneurial Consequences

In 2003 the whole of Cyprus entered into the European Union and even though North Cyprus is considered European Union soil, it is a de-facto state within “invisible enclave” that is not recognised by the World and acquis communautaire is not currently applied in North Cyprus. Thus, this situation creates a secluded and compelling environment for not only the Cypriot Turks but for entrepreneurs as well. The paper aims to shed light on an academically untouched region with a unique synthesis of different interdisciplinary perspectives; social-psychology and business ethics; specifically social trauma; large-group identity confusion, and unethical practices. The paper is based on a qualitative analysis of interviews (N=40), personal observations and relevant secondary data investigating Cypriot Turk business-people’s accounts of different influences on their business life within a business ethics framework.

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