1. Bruce R. Gaumnitz & John C. Lere (2004). A Classification Scheme for Codes of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 49 (4):329-335.
    A great deal of interest in codes of ethics exists in both the business community and the academic community. Within the academic community, this interest has given rise to a number of studies of codes of ethics. Many of these studies have focused on the content of various codes.One important way the study of codes of ethics can be advanced is by applying formal tools of analysis to codes of ethics. An understanding of important dimensions that may differ across codes (...)
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  2. John C. Lere & Bruce R. Gaumnitz (2003). The Impact of Codes of Ethics on Decision Making: Some Insights From Information Economics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 48 (4):365 - 379.
    Although it is suggested that an important role for codes of ethics is to influence decision making, the little research into the impact of codes of ethics on decisions finds little impact. Insights from information economics help to explain this. If an individual will select (forego) the action that a code of ethics indicates to be ethical (unethical) in the absence of a code, then expressing that position in a code of ethics will have no impact on the action chosen. (...)
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  3. Bruce R. Gaumnitz & John C. Lere (2002). Contents of Codes of Ethics of Professional Business Organizations in the United States. Journal of Business Ethics 35 (1):35 - 49.
    This paper reports an analysis of the content of the codes of ethics of 15 professional business organizations in the United States, representing the broad range of disciplines found in business. The analysis was conducted to identify common ethical issues faced by business professionals. It was also structured to highlight ethical issues that are either unique to or of particular importance for business professionals. No attempt is made to make value judgments about either the codes of ethics studied or of (...)
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