Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp 289–295 | Cite as

Business ethics: A cross-cultural comparison of managers' attitudes

  • Helmut Becker
  • David J. Fritzsche
Article

Abstract

A comparison of attitudes among managers from France, Germany and the United States is made with respect to codes of ethics and ethical business philosophy. Findings are also compared with past studies by Baumhart and by Brenner and Molander where data are available. While the current data appear to be consistent with the past studies, there appear to be differences in attitudes among the managers from the three countries.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Becker
    • 1
  • David J. Fritzsche
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Business AdministrationUniversity of PortlandPortlandU.S.A.

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