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Attitudes Towards Business Ethics: A Five Nation Comparative Study
Journal of Business Ethics
  • Randi L. Sims, Huizenga College of Business, Nova Southeastern University
  • A. E. Gegez
Document Type
Article
Date
1-1-2004
ISSN or ISBN
0167-4544
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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
Citation Information
Randi L. Sims and A. E. Gegez. "Attitudes Towards Business Ethics: A Five Nation Comparative Study" Journal of Business Ethics Vol. 50 Iss. 3 (2004) p. 253 - 265
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/randi-sims/9/