Implementation, communication and benefits of corporate codes of ethics : an international and longitudinal approach for Australia, Canada and Sweden

Svensson, Göran, Wood, Greg, Singh, Jang and Callaghan, Michael 2009, Implementation, communication and benefits of corporate codes of ethics : an international and longitudinal approach for Australia, Canada and Sweden, Business ethics: a European review, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 389-407.

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Title Implementation, communication and benefits of corporate codes of ethics : an international and longitudinal approach for Australia, Canada and Sweden
Author(s) Svensson, Göran
Wood, Greg
Singh, Jang
Callaghan, Michael
Journal name Business ethics: a European review
Volume number 18
Issue number 4
Start page 389
End page 407
Total pages 19
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2009-10
ISSN 0962-8770
1467-8608
Summary This paper examines the implementation, communication and benefits of corporate codes of ethics by the top companies operating in Australia, Canada and Sweden. It provides an international comparison across three continents. It is also based on a longitudinal approach where three national surveys were performed in 2001–2002 and replications of the same surveys were performed in 2005–2006. The empirical findings of this research show in all three countries that large organisations indicate a substantial interest in corporate codes of ethics. There are, however, differences in the ways that the companies in each country implement and communicate their corporate codes of ethics and the benefits that they see being derived from them. The longitudinal comparison between 2001–2002 and 2005–2006 indicates changes in the implementation, communication and benefits of corporate codes of ethics in the three countries.
Language eng
Field of Research 220102 Business Ethics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022672

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