The Value of Corporate Values

16 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2007

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Reggie Van Lee

Booz-Allen-Hamilton, Inc.

Lisa Fabish

Booz-Allen-Hamilton

Nancy McGaw

Aspen Institute Business & Society Program

Date Written: Spring 2005

Abstract

Corporate values are in vogue - but what does the fashion tell us about enduring corporate practice, as it is and as it could be? Increasingly, companies around the world have adopted formal statements of corporate values, and senior executives now routinely identify ethical behavior, honesty, integrity, and social concerns as top issues on their companies' agendas. The meaning of this new emphasis on values, however, is less obvious than the trend itself. So to explore how deeply these values are embedded in organizations and to examine the role that values are playing, in 2004 Booz Allen Hamilton and the Aspen Institute, a nonprofit and nonpartisan forum focused on values-based leadership and public policy, conducted a global study of corporations in 30 countries and five regions.

Suggested Citation

Lee, Reggie Van and Fabish, Lisa and McGaw, Nancy, The Value of Corporate Values (Spring 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=956170 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.956170

Reggie Van Lee (Contact Author)

Booz-Allen-Hamilton, Inc. ( email )

101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 90045

Lisa Fabish

Booz-Allen-Hamilton ( email )

101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 90045
United States

Nancy McGaw

Aspen Institute Business & Society Program ( email )

New York, NY 10022
United States

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