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A cross-cultural construct of the ethos of the corporate codes of ethics: Australia, Canada and Sweden

Svensson, Goran, Wood, Greg, Singh, Jang and Callaghan, Michael 2009, A cross-cultural construct of the ethos of the corporate codes of ethics: Australia, Canada and Sweden, Business ethics: a European review, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 253-267.

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Title A cross-cultural construct of the ethos of the corporate codes of ethics: Australia, Canada and Sweden
Author(s) Svensson, Goran
Wood, Greg
Singh, Jang
Callaghan, Michael
Journal name Business ethics: a European review
Volume number 18
Issue number 3
Start page 253
End page 267
Total pages 15
Publisher Wiley - Blackwell
Place of publication Chichester, Eng.
Publication date 2009-07-01
ISSN 0962-8770
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Business
Ethics
Business & Economics
Social Sciences - Other Topics
BUSINESS ETHICS
COEFFICIENT-ALPHA
ORGANIZATIONS
BEHAVIOR
WHISTLE
INSTITUTIONALIZATION
INFORMATION
PERCEPTIONS
FRAMEWORK
MODEL
Summary The objective of this paper is to develop and describe a construct of the ethos of the corporate codes of ethics (i.e. an ECCE construct) across three countries, namely Australia, Canada and Sweden. The introduced construct is rather unique as it is based on a cross-cultural sample seldom seen in the literature. While the outcome of statistical analyses indicated a satisfactory factor solution and acceptable estimates of reliability measures, some research limitations have been stressed. They provide a foundation for further research in the field and testing of the ECCE construct in other cultural and corporate settings. We believe that the ECCE construct makes a contribution to theory and practice in the field as it outlines a theoretical construct for the benefit of other researchers. It is also of managerial interest as it provides a grounded framework of areas to be considered in the implementation in organizations of corporate codes of ethics.
Language eng
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, Wiley-Blackwell
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30077739

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Department of Management
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