The Effectiveness of Business Codes: A Critical Examination of Existing Studies and the Development of an Integrated Research Model

46 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2007

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Muel Kaptein

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

M. Schwartz

University of Southampton - School of Management

Date Written: May 24, 2007

Abstract

Business codes are a widely used management instrument. Research into the effectiveness of business codes has, however, produced conflicting results. The main reasons for the divergent findings are: varying definitions of key terms; deficiencies in the empirical data and methodologies used; and a lack of theory. In this paper, we propose an integrated research model and suggest directions for future research.

Keywords: Ethics, Business codes, Effectiveness, Organization

Suggested Citation

Kaptein, Muel and Schwartz, M., The Effectiveness of Business Codes: A Critical Examination of Existing Studies and the Development of an Integrated Research Model (May 24, 2007). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2007-030-ORG, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=988844

Muel Kaptein

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M. Schwartz (Contact Author)

University of Southampton - School of Management ( email )

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