A Comparative Analysis of Principles of Ethical Conduct : A Revisit of Lewis’s Study

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherDepartment of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong
Pages1-24
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Abstract

Using Lewis’s (1989) 14 principles of ethical conduct as a framework, this study
examines further the impacts of culture and work experience on individuals’ attitudes towards ethical decision-making. The current study investigates the inter-relationships of culture and work experience on the level of ethical conduct between business professionals and business students across two nations. Three research questions addressing issues of culture, work experience, and their interactive effects were put forward to examine whether there were differences in individual attitudes towards Lewis’s previously established 14 principles of
ethical conduct. In total, 1,588 questionnaires were collected from business professionals and business students from the U.S., Hong Kong and China. The findings of the current study not only confirm the majority of the principles of Lewis’s (1989) study, but also expand it by accounting for elements of cultural influence and the interactive effects between culture and work experience.

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  • Business Ethics, Comparative Ethical Principles

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A Comparative Analysis of Principles of Ethical Conduct : A Revisit of Lewis’s Study. / DU-BABCOCK, Bertha.

Hong Kong : Department of English and Communication, City University of Hong Kong, 2004. p. 1-24.

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