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Code of ethics quality : an international comparison of corporate staff support and regulation in Australia, Canada and the United States

Callaghan, Michael, Wood, Greg, Payan, Janice M., Singh, Jang and Svensson, Goran 2012, Code of ethics quality : an international comparison of corporate staff support and regulation in Australia, Canada and the United States, Business ethics : a European review, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 15-30, doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2011.01637.x.

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Title Code of ethics quality : an international comparison of corporate staff support and regulation in Australia, Canada and the United States
Author(s) Callaghan, MichaelORCID iD for Callaghan, Michael orcid.org/0000-0001-6601-4980
Wood, Greg
Payan, Janice M.
Singh, Jang
Svensson, Goran
Journal name Business ethics : a European review
Volume number 21
Issue number 1
Start page 15
End page 30
Total pages 16
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Oxford , England
Publication date 2012-01
ISSN 0962-8770
1467-8608
Keyword(s) code of ethics quality
corporate staff support
regulation
Summary The objective of this paper is to examine the ‘Code of Ethics Quality’ (CEQ) in the largest companies of Australia, Canada and the United States. For this purpose, a proposed CEQ construct has been applied. It appears from the empirical findings that while Australia, Canada and the United States are extremely similar in their economic and social development, there may well be distinct cultural mores and issues that are forming their business ethics practices. A research implication derived from the performed research is that the construct provides a selection of observable and measurable elements in the context of CEQ. The construct of CEQ consists of nine measures divided into two dimensions (i.e. staff support and regulation). They should not be seen as a complete list. On the contrary, it is encouraged that others propose and elaborate revisions and extensions. A practical implication of this paper is a structure of what and how to examine the CEQ in a managerial setting. It may assist companies in their efforts to establish, maintain and improve their ethical culture, norms and beliefs within the organization and supporting them in their ethical business practices with different stakeholders in the marketplace and society. The dimensions and measures of the construct may be used as a frame of reference for further research. They may be useful and applicable across contexts and over time using similar samples when it comes to large companies, as small- or medium-sized ones may not have considered all areas nor have the elements in place. This is a research limitation, but it provides an opportunity for further research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8608.2011.01637.x
Field of Research 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio Economic Objective 950402 Business Ethics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2011, Blackwell Publishing Ltd,
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30044408

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