Perceptual Mapping of Practical Ethics Along the Value Chain: A Multiple Correspondence Analysis with Industry and Cultural Indices as Supplementary Variables

29 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2007

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Antonio Ladron-de-Guevara

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Anna Torres

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences

Josep A. Tribo

Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

This paper presents findings from a study investigating a firm's ethical practices along the value chain. In so doing we attempt to better understand potential relationships between a firm's ethical stance with its customers and those of its suppliers within a supply chain and identify particular sectoral and cultural influences that might impinge on this. Drawing upon a database comprising of 667 industrial firms from 27 different countries, we found that ethical practices begin with the firm's relationship with its customers, the characteristics of which then influence the ethical stance with the firm's suppliers within the supply chain. Importantly, market structure along with some key cultural characteristics were also found to exert significant influence on the implementation of ethical policies in these firms.

Keywords: Practical Ethics, Value Chain, Multiple Correspondence Analysis

JEL Classification: M14, M31

Suggested Citation

Ladron-de-Guevara, Antonio and Torres-Lacomba, Anna and Tribo Gine, Josep Antonio, Perceptual Mapping of Practical Ethics Along the Value Chain: A Multiple Correspondence Analysis with Industry and Cultural Indices as Supplementary Variables (March 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1002292 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1002292

Antonio Ladron-de-Guevara (Contact Author)

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Anna Torres-Lacomba

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences ( email )

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Josep Antonio Tribo Gine

Stevens Institute of Technology ( email )

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