1. Maria Virginia Halter & Maria Cecilia Coutinho de Arruda (2009). Inverting the Pyramid of Values? Trends in Less-Developed Countries. Journal of Business Ethics 90 (3):267-275.
    The authors discuss the consistency of transnational companies in their home, as well as in less developed host countries, concerning ethics, values and social responsibility. Ethical behavior offers good reputation, credibility and tradition to the corporation. It leads to corporate social, environmental and economic responsibilities, cooperating to the desired sustainability. This paper analyzes the inversion of values that corporate governance systems have suffered. The meaning and implication of the corporate social responsibility is investigated and discussed. A “pyramid of values” is (...)
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  2. Maria Virginia Halter, Maria Cecilia Coutinho de Arruda & Ralph Bruno Halter (2009). Transparency to Reduce Corruption? Journal of Business Ethics 84 (3):373-385.
    Corruption within the private sector has often not been dealt with in Brazil. Organizations may find corrupt acts in its operations or practices, but specific concepts and programs to avoid them are neither concrete nor clear. Some Brazilian stockholders have become aware of the risks involved in unethical procedures and are adopting the Best Practices of Corporate Governance initiative. International agencies have intensively supported organizations and governments in an effort to define policies that inhibit illegal or corrupt cultural habits throughout (...)
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