Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 11, Issue 9, pp 671–678 | Cite as

Business ethics judgments: A cross-cultural comparison

  • Thomas W. Whipple
  • Dominic F. Swords


With the increased attention paid to ethical issues in business practice, there is interest in the ethics gap between the U.S. and the U.K. and in the ramifications for educating college students for business management positions. This paper examines the differences in ethics judgments between U.S. and U.K. business students. The results indicate that differences in their demographic profiles do not influence their ethics judgments. However, consistently higher business ethics of female students from both countries are discussed in relation to providing business ethics education.


Economic Growth College Student Business Ethic Ethical Issue Female Student 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas W. Whipple
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dominic F. Swords
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MarketingCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.MBA ProgrammesHenley Management CollegeHenley-on ThamesEngland

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