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Codes of ethics best practice in the Swedish public sector: a PUBSEC-scale

Svensson, Goran and Wood, Greg 2004, Codes of ethics best practice in the Swedish public sector: a PUBSEC-scale, International journal of public sector management, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 178-195.

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Title Codes of ethics best practice in the Swedish public sector: a PUBSEC-scale
Author(s) Svensson, Goran
Wood, Greg
Journal name International journal of public sector management
Volume number 17
Issue number 2
Start page 178
End page 195
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Place of publication Bingley, England
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0951-3558
1758-6666
Keyword(s) codes
corporate culture
ethics
private sector
public sector
values
Summary Examines business ethics in Swedish public sector organizations, and in particular, explores the content of public sector codes of ethics; suggests that it is possible through such an analysis to gain an understanding of an organization's performance in this area. Describes the questionnaire survey sent to public sector organizations (government, county councils, municipalities) requesting information on how they developed an ethical ethos into their daily operations, and details the analysis undertaken into their codes of ethics. Draws on case studies with public sector units representing best practice, in respect to codes of ethics, to develop a customized public sector scale (PUBSEC-scale) consisting of seven dimensions and 41 items. Makes suggestions as to how the PUBSEC-scale could be used; points to the differences between the codes of ethics in the public and private sectors; looks at what the private sector can learn from the public sector; makes suggestions for further research.
Notes Reproduced with the kind permission of the copyright owner.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Emerald Group Publishing
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