A comparative study of the contents of corporate codes of ethics in Australia, Canada and Sweden

Singha, Jang; Carasco, Emily; Svensson, Goran; Wood, Greg; Callaghan, Michael
February 2005
Journal of World Business;Feb2005, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p91
Academic Journal
This paper reports on and analyzes the contents of 197 corporate codes of ethics (78 Australian, 80 Canadian and 39 Swedish). Among other things, it was found that the contents of the Australian and Canadian codes were similar, reflecting the similar histories and cultures (as measured by Hofstede's dimensions) of these two countries. Further, the contents of the Swedish codes were found to be very different from the Australian and Canadian codes in some areas, reflecting the cultural differences between Sweden and the other two countries.


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