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Corporate Codes of Ethics

Corporate Codes of Ethics Business ethics is an area growing in importancefor business managers. Research in the USAsuggests that threequarters of major corporationshave specific codes of ethics, and in the UK some40 per cent and increasing of major organisationshave codes of ethics. This article explains a surveyon corporate ethics undertaken in the UK andpoints to some reasons why firms choose to havecodes of ethics, and why some firms do not. Itconcludes by suggesting that further research isneeded, especially on the perceived benefits ofa corporate code of ethics to organisations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Decision Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0025-1747
DOI
10.1108/00251749010139459
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Abstract

Business ethics is an area growing in importancefor business managers. Research in the USAsuggests that threequarters of major corporationshave specific codes of ethics, and in the UK some40 per cent and increasing of major organisationshave codes of ethics. This article explains a surveyon corporate ethics undertaken in the UK andpoints to some reasons why firms choose to havecodes of ethics, and why some firms do not. Itconcludes by suggesting that further research isneeded, especially on the perceived benefits ofa corporate code of ethics to organisations.

Journal

Management DecisionEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1990

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