David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 22 (2):133 - 143 (1999)
Corporate America is institutionalizing ethics through a variety of structures, systems, and processes. This study sought to identify managerial perceptions regarding the institutionalization of ethics in organizations. Eighty-six corporate level marketing and human resource managers of American multi-national corporations responded to a mail survey regarding the various implicit and explicit ways by which corporations institutionalize ethics. The results revealed that managers found ethics to be good for the bottom line of the organizations, they did not perceive the need for additional formalization of ethics, and that they perceived implicit forms of institutionalizing ethics (e.g., leadership, corporate culture, top management support) to be more effective than the explicit forms of institutionalizing ethics (e.g., ethics ombudspeople, ethics committees, ethics newsletters). Implications of the survey and future research directions conclude the paper.
|Keywords||Philosophy Ethics Business Education Economic Growth Management|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sean Valentine & Gary Fleischman (2008). Ethics Programs, Perceived Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Satisfaction. Journal of Business Ethics 77 (2):159 - 172.
Sean Valentine, Lynn Godkin, Gary M. Fleischman & Roland Kidwell (2011). Corporate Ethical Values, Group Creativity, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention: The Impact of Work Context on Work Response. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 98 (3):353 - 372.
Sean Valentine & Gary Fleischman (2008). Professional Ethical Standards, Corporate Social Responsibility, and the Perceived Role of Ethics and Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 82 (3):657 - 666.
Wenlong Yuan, Yongjian Bao & Alain Verbeke (2011). Integrating CSR Initiatives in Business: An Organizing Framework. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 101 (1):75 - 92.
Sean Valentine, Seong-Hyun Nam, David Hollingworth & Callie Hall (2014). Ethical Context and Ethical Decision Making: Examination of an Alternative Statistical Approach for Identifying Variable Relationships. Journal of Business Ethics 124 (3):509-526.
Similar books and articles
K. Gregory Jin, Ron Drozdenko & Rick Bassett (2007). Information Technology Professionals' Perceived Organizational Values and Managerial Ethics: An Empirical Study. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 71 (2):149 - 159.
Chiaki Nakano (1997). A Survey Study of Japanese Managers' Views of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (16):1737-1751.
Jang B. Singh (2011). Determinants of the Effectiveness of Corporate Codes of Ethics: An Empirical Study. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 101 (3):385-395.
LaRue T. Hosmer (1987). The Institutionalization of Unethical Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics 6 (6):439 - 447.
Chiaki Nakano (1999). Attempting to Institutionalize Ethics: Case Studies From Japan. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 18 (4):335 - 343.
Deon Nel, Leyland Pitt & Richard Watson (1989). Business Ethics: Defining the Twilight Zone. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 8 (10):781 - 791.
Dawn S. Carlson & Pamela L. Perrewe (1995). Institutionalization of Organizational Ethics Through Transformational Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics 14 (10):829 - 838.
Linda Klebe Treviño, Gary R. Weaver & Michael E. Brown (2008). It's Lovely at the Top: Hierarchical Levels, Identities, and Perceptions of Organizational Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 18 (2):233-252.
Scott John Vitell & Anusorn Singhapakdi (2008). The Role of Ethics Institutionalization in Influencing Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction, and Esprit de Corps. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):343 - 353.
Ronald R. Sims (1991). The Institutionalization of Organizational Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (7):493 - 506.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads25 ( #150,108 of 1,792,277 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #282,371 of 1,792,277 )
How can I increase my downloads?