David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
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||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Soo-Yeon Kim & Hyojung Park (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility as an Organizational Attractiveness for Prospective Public Relations Practitioners. Journal of Business Ethics 103 (4):639-653.
Sean Valentine, Lynn Godkin & Philip E. Varca (2010). Role Conflict, Mindfulness, and Organizational Ethics in an Education-Based Healthcare Institution. Journal of Business Ethics 94 (3):455 - 469.
Harald Bergsteiner & Gayle C. Avery (2012). When Ethics Are Compromised by Ideology: The Global Competitiveness Report. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 109 (4):391-410.
Subrata Chakrabarty & A. Erin Bass (2013). Institutionalizing Ethics in Institutional Voids: Building Positive Ethical Strength to Serve Women Microfinance Borrowers in Negative Contexts. Journal of Business Ethics 119 (4):1-14.
Nicolas S. Majluf & Carolina M. Navarrete (2011). A Two-Component Compliance and Ethics Program Model: An Empirical Application to Chilean Corporations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 100 (4):567 - 579.
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.
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.
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.
Dawn S. Carlson & Pamela L. Perrewe (1995). Institutionalization of Organizational Ethics Through Transformational Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics 14 (10):829 - 838.
Deon Nel, Leyland Pitt & Richard Watson (1989). Business Ethics: Defining the Twilight Zone. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 8 (10):781 - 791.
Chiaki Nakano (1999). Attempting to Institutionalize Ethics: Case Studies From Japan. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 18 (4):335 - 343.
LaRue T. Hosmer (1987). The Institutionalization of Unethical Behavior. Journal of Business Ethics 6 (6):439 - 447.
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.
Chiaki Nakano (1997). A Survey Study of Japanese Managers' Views of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (16):1737-1751.
Ronald R. Sims (1991). The Institutionalization of Organizational Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (7):493 - 506.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads13 ( #100,556 of 1,088,810 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,666 of 1,088,810 )
How can I increase my downloads?