HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Attitudes Towards Business Ethics: A Five Nation Comparative Study

Document Type

Article

Date

1-1-2004

Publication Title

Journal of Business Ethics

ISSN or ISBN

0167-4544

Volume

50

Issue

3

First Page

253

Last Page

265

Description

Increasingly the business environment is tending toward a global economy. The current study compares the results of the Attitudes Towards Business Ethics Questionnaire (ATBEQ) reported in the literature for samples from the United States of America, Israel, Western Australia, and South Africa to a new sample (n = 125) from Turkey. The results indicate that while there are some shared views towards business ethics across countries, significant differences do exist between Turkey and each of the other countries in the study. Similarities and differences are discussed in terms of the countries' ratings on the Corruption Perceptions Index (as reported by the Internet Center for Corruption Research) and Hofstede's Theory of International Cultures. Recommendations for managers interacting with employees from differing countries are provided.

DOI

10.1023/B:BUSI. 0000024708.07201.2d

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