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  1. S. Douglas Beets (2011). Critical Events in the Ethics of U.S. Corporation History. Journal of Business Ethics 102 (2):193-219.
    The history of corporations in the United States (U.S.) is much older than the country, as it must be understood in the context of the history of peoples of Europe who eventually dominated the North American continent in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These European settlers came, in part, to achieve economic prosperity for themselves and, in many cases, for early forerunners of the modern corporation. These business organizations had predecessors in Europe millennia earlier as ancient Romans had developed a (...)
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  2. Bruce R. Lewis, Jonathan E. Duchac & S. Douglas Beets (2011). An Academic Publisher's Response to Plagiarism. Journal of Business Ethics 102 (3):489 - 506.
    Plagiarism strikes at the heart of academe, eroding the fundamental value of academic research. Recent evidence suggests that acts of plagiarism and awareness of these acts are on the rise in academia. To address this issue, a vein of research has emerged in recent yean exploring plagiarism as an area of academic inquiry. In this new academic subject, case studies and analysis have been one of the most influential methodologies employed. Case studies provide a venue where acts of plagiarism can (...)
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  3. S. Douglas Beets (2007). Global Corruption and Religion: An Empirical Examination. Journal of Global Ethics 3 (1):69 – 85.
    The expansion of international trade and global business competition in recent years has been accompanied by growth in corruption. While many factors may contribute to a person's willingness to participate in a corrupt transaction, the influence of religion may be significant, and leaders of religious organizations have become increasingly vocal in their condemnation of corruption. As honesty and fairness to third parties is universal to many religions, leaders of many faiths are united in their opposition to corruption. To better comprehend (...)
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  4. S. Douglas Beets (2005). Understanding the Demand-Side Issues of International Corruption. Journal of Business Ethics 57 (1):65 - 81.
    In global business, business organizations and their representatives frequently encounter corruption and may be the perpetrators, victims, or simply participants in such acts. While international corruption has existed in multiple forms for several years, many individuals, companies, nations, and international organizations are currently attempting to reduce or eliminate corrupt acts because of their harmful effects on local economies and the quality of life of citizens. Several of these corruption curtailment efforts have been directed toward the supply-side of corruption, i.e., those (...)
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  5. S. Douglas Beets (1991). Personal Morals and Professional Ethics. Business and Professional Ethics Journal 10 (2):63-84.
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  6. S. Douglas Beets & Larry N. Killough (1990). The Effectiveness of a Complaint-Based Ethics Enforcement System: Evidence From the Accounting Profession. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 9 (2):115 - 126.
    Many professions, in order to enforce their ethics codes, rely on a complaint-based system, whereby persons who observe or discover ethics violations may file a complaint with an authoritative body. The authors assume that this type of system may encourage ethical behavior when practitioners believe that a punishment is likely to result from a failure to adhere to the rules. This perceived likelihood of punishment has three components: detection risk, reporting risk, and sanction risk. A survey of potential violation witnesses (...)
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