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A comparative analysis of ethical beliefs: A four country study


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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Nyaw, M., Ng, I. A comparative analysis of ethical beliefs: A four country study. J Bus Ethics 13, 543–555 (1994).

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