Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 11, Issue 9, pp 719–727 | Cite as

Do company ethics training programs make a difference? An empirical analysis

  • John Thomas Delaney
  • Donna Sockell


The authors analyze results of a survey of members of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business classes of 1953–1987 in order to assess the potential effectiveness of firms' ethics training programs. Results suggest that such training has a positive effect, but that relatively few firms provide such programs (about one-third of the respondents worked for firms with such programs). Although the sample is not representative of American employees and managers generally, the results suggest that it may be worthwhile for firms to provide formal ethics training to their employees.


Economic Growth Training Program Graduate School Empirical Analysis Potential Effectiveness 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Thomas Delaney
    • 1
    • 2
  • Donna Sockell
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Management and Organizations, College of Business AdministrationUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Management and Labor RelationsRutgers, State University of New JerseyNew BrunswickUSA

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