David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Business Ethics 20 (4):405-417 (2011)
The objective of this study is to test the embeddedness of codes of ethics (ECE) in organizations on aggregated data from three countries, namely Australia, Canada and the United States. The properties of four constructs of ECE are described and tested, including surveillance/training, internal communication, external communication and guidance. The data analysis shows that the model has satisfactory fit, validity and reliability. Furthermore, the results are fairly consistent when tested on each of the three samples (i.e. cross-national validation). This cross-national study makes a contribution beyond previous descriptive or exploratory studies by using confirmatory factor analysis and structural equation modeling. Nevertheless, a number of limitations are raised, all of which provide opportunities for further research in refining, extending and testing the proposed ECE model in other cultural and corporate settings
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
Donald F. Arnold, Richard A. Bernardi, Presha E. Neidermeyer & Josef Schmee (2007). The Effect of Country and Culture on Perceptions of Appropriate Ethical Actions Prescribed by Codes of Conduct: A Western European Perspective Among Accountants. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 70 (4):327 - 340.
George C. S. Benson (1989). Codes of Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 8 (5):305 - 319.
Peter J. Dean (1992). Making Codes of Ethics 'Real'. Journal of Business Ethics 11 (4):285 - 290.
Center for Business Ethics (1986). Are Corporations Institutionalizing Ethics? Journal of Business Ethics 5 (2):85 - 91.
Gene R. Laczniak & Patrick E. Murphy (1991). Fostering Ethical Marketing Decisions. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (4):259 - 271.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Göran Svensson, Greg Wood, Jang Singh & Michael Callaghan (2009). A Cross-Cultural Construct of the Ethos of the Corporate Codes of Ethics: Australia, Canada and Sweden. Business Ethics 18 (3):253-267.
Greg Wood (2000). A Cross Cultural Comparison of the Contents of Codes of Ethics: USA, Canada and Australia. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 25 (4):287 - 298.
Göran Svensson, Greg Wood, Jang Singh & Michael Callaghan (2009). Implementation, Communication and Benefits of Corporate Codes of Ethics: An International and Longitudinal Approach for Australia, Canada and Sweden. Business Ethics 18 (4):389-407.
Jang Singh, Göran Svensson, Greg Wood & Michael Callaghan (2011). A Longitudinal and Cross-Cultural Study of the Contents of Codes of Ethics of Australian, Canadian and Swedish Corporations. Business Ethics 20 (1):103-119.
Greg Wood, Goran Svensson, Jang Singh, Emily Carasco & Michael Callaghan (2004). Implementing the Ethos of Corporate Codes of Ethics: Australia, Canada, and Sweden. Business Ethics 13 (4):389-403.
Michael Callaghan, Greg Wood, Janice M. Payan, Jang Singh & Göran Svensson (2012). Code of Ethics Quality: An International Comparison of Corporate Staff Support and Regulation in Australia, Canada and the United States. Business Ethics: A European Review 21 (1):15-30.
Goran Svensson, Greg Wood, Jang Singh, Emily Carasco & Michael Callaghan (2009). Ethical Structures and Processes of Corporations Operating in Australia, Canada, and Sweden: A Longitudinal and Cross-Cultural Study. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 86 (4):485 - 506.
Greg Wood Goran Svensson, Emily Carasco Jang Singh & Michael Callaghan (2009). Ethical Structures and Processes of Corporations Operating in Australia, Canada, and Sweden: A Longitudinal and Cross-Cultural Study. Journal of Business Ethics 86 (4).
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.
Ishmael P. Akaah (1990). Attitudes of Marketing Professionals Toward Ethics in Marketing Research: A Cross-National Comparison. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 9 (1):45 - 53.
Mark John Somers (2001). Ethical Codes of Conduct and Organizational Context: A Study of the Relationship Between Codes of Conduct, Employee Behavior and Organizational Values. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 30 (2):185 - 195.
Göran Svensson, Greg Wood & Michael Callaghan (2010). A Comparison of Business Ethics Commitment in Private and Public Sector Organizations in Sweden. Business Ethics 19 (2):213-232.
S. T. Jakubowski, P. Chao, S. K. Huh & S. Maheshwari (2002). A Cross-Country Comparison of the Codes of Professional Conduct of Certified/Chartered Accountants. Journal of Business Ethics 35 (2):111 - 129.
Patricia M. Danzon (1990). The "Crisis"in Medical Malpractice: A Comparison of Trends in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 18 (1-2):48-58.
Added to index2011-06-09
Total downloads10 ( #167,668 of 1,679,450 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #111,624 of 1,679,450 )
How can I increase my downloads?