Journal of Business Ethics 36 (3):239 - 246 (2002)
This paper briefly examines the topic of business ethics and attempts to suggest a code of ethics for multinational firms. While most companies have basic policies on employee integrity, confidentiality and sexual harassment, relatively few have established policies regarding bribery, exploitive child labor, human rights violations and other issues they may encounter in the global market place (Drake, 1998). Until recently, very few companies had truly global operations. Consequently little attention was paid to the issue of ethical guidelines in a global context. Recent changes in international markets have led to an explosion of corporations with global operations, and the need for a global code of ethics has grown commensurately. In this paper we explore the issue of global business ethics and attempt to provide a framework for future discussion. We also examine some of the unique difficulties surrounding the development of any set of global business standards. Key among these difficulties is the issue of competing ethical values in home and host countries
|Keywords||competing ethical values codes of business ethics cultures ethics international business|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Universal Moral Values for Corporate Codes of Ethics.Mark S. Schwartz - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 59 (1-2):27-44.
Companies' Use of Whistle-Blowing to Detect Fraud: An Examination of Corporate Whistle-Blowing Policies. [REVIEW]Gladys Lee & Neil Fargher - 2013 - Journal of Business Ethics 114 (2):283-295.
The Influence of Nationality and Gender on Ethical Sensitivity: An Application of the Issue-Contingent Model.Can Simga-Mugan, Bonita A. Daly, Dilek Onkal & Lerzan Kavut - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 57 (2):139-159.
A Social Exchange Perspective on Business Ethics: An Application to Knowledge Exchange.Stephen Chen & Chong Ju Choi - 2005 - Journal of Business Ethics 62 (1):1-11.
A Model of Business Ethics.Göran Svensson & Greg Wood - 2007 - Journal of Business Ethics 77 (3):303 - 322.
Similar books and articles
The Challenge of Global Ethics.Paul F. Buller, John J. Kohls & Kenneth S. Anderson - 1991 - Journal of Business Ethics 10 (10):767 - 775.
Ethics for International Business: Decision Making in a Global Political Economy.John M. Kline - 2010 - Routledge.
International Bribery: Does a Written Code of Ethics Make a Difference in Perceptions of Business Professionals. [REVIEW]Joseph A. McKinney & Carlos W. Moore - 2008 - Journal of Business Ethics 79 (1/2):103 - 111.
Revisiting the Global Business Ethics Question.Christopher Michaelson - 2010 - Business Ethics Quarterly 20 (2):237-251.
Understanding How Issues in Business Ethics Develop.Ian Jones & Michael G. Pollitt (eds.) - 2002 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
Business Ethics in the New Millennium.Dawn-Marie Driscoll - 2000 - Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):221-231.
A Paradigm for Development and Promulgation of a Global Code of Marketing Ethics.Kumar C. Rallapalli - 1999 - Journal of Business Ethics 18 (1):125 - 137.
Emerging Trends in Global Ethics: A Comparative Study of U.S. And International Family Business Values. [REVIEW]Mark S. Blodgett, Colette Dumas & Alberto Zanzi - 2011 - Journal of Business Ethics 99 (S1):29-38.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads62 ( #83,453 of 2,158,427 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #354,697 of 2,158,427 )
How can I increase my downloads?