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
Date Written: May 24, 2007
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
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