Out of the mouths of babes: Business ethics and youths in asia [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 28 (2):129 - 144 (2000)
A model of corporate ethics and social responsibility (CESR) was developed and empirically tested among Chinese business undergraduates in Hong Kong and Singapore. As predicted, it was found that CESR beliefs were negatively related to Machiavellianism and two Confucian concepts, guanxi (interpersonal connections) and mianzi (face). CESR beliefs were also lower among Hong Kong than Singaporean youths. The negative effects of guanxi, mianzi, and Machiavellianism were more pronounced for the Hong Kong than Singapore sample. Implications of these findings are discussed and directions for future research suggested
Keywords ethics   guanxi  Machiavellianism   mianzi  social responsibility
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