Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 13, Issue 7, pp 543–555

A comparative analysis of ethical beliefs: A four country study

  • Mee-Kau Nyaw
  • Ignace Ng
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00881299

Cite this article as:
Nyaw, MK. & Ng, I. J Bus Ethics (1994) 13: 543. doi:10.1007/BF00881299

Abstract

This study examines the extent to which business students from Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan react differently to ethical dilemmas involving employees, supervisors, customers, suppliers, and business rivals. The empirical results show that the national origin of the students does have an impact on their reactions to particular ethical dilemmas. In addition, the results indicate that controlling for the problem of social desirability response bias is important to ensure the validity of the empirical findings.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mee-Kau Nyaw
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ignace Ng
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.School of BusinessUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada