A Twenty-First Century Assessment of Values Across the Global Workforce

Journal of Business Ethics 104 (1):1-31 (2011)
Abstract
This article provides current Schwartz Values Survey (SVS) data from samples of business managers and professionals across 50 societies that are culturally and socioeconomically diverse. We report the society scores for SVS values dimensions for both individual- and societal-level analyses. At the individual-level, we report on the ten circumplex values sub-dimensions and two sets of values dimensions (collectivism and individualism; openness to change, conservation, self-enhancement, and self-transcendence). At the societal-level, we report on the values dimensions of embeddedness, hierarchy, mastery, affective autonomy, intellectual autonomy, egalitarianism, and harmony. For each society, we report the Cronbach’s α statistics for each values dimension scale to assess their internal consistency (reliability) as well as report interrater agreement (IRA) analyses to assess the acceptability of using aggregated individual level values scores to represent country values. We also examined whether societal development level is related to systematic variation in the measurement and importance of values. Thus, the contributions of our evaluation of the SVS values dimensions are two-fold. First, we identify the SVS dimensions that have cross-culturally internally reliable structures and within-society agreement for business professionals. Second, we report the society cultural values scores developed from the twenty-first century data that can be used as macro-level predictors in multilevel and single-level international business research.
Keywords Cultural values   International management   Schwartz Values Survey
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,346
External links
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

View all 10 references

Citations of this work BETA
Similar books and articles
Elizabeth D. Scott (2002). Organizational Moral Values. Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (1):33-56.
Elizabeth D. Scott (2000). Moral Values. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (2):497-521.
Ray Coye (1986). Individual Values and Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 5 (1):45 - 49.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-10-21

Total downloads

19 ( #85,201 of 1,096,621 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #102,815 of 1,096,621 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.