Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 75, Issue 3, pp 229–238

The International Business Ethics Index: European Union


DOI: 10.1007/s10551-006-9249-4

Cite this article as:
Tsalikis, J. & Seaton, B. J Bus Ethics (2007) 75: 229. doi:10.1007/s10551-006-9249-4


The present study expands the systematic measurement of consumers’ sentiments towards business ethical practices to the international arena. Data for the Business Ethics Index (BEI) were gathered in three countries of the European Union (UK, Germany, Spain). The Germans were the most pessimistic while the British were the most optimistic about the future ethical behaviour of businesses.


business ethics consumer sentiments business ethics index (BEI) UK Germany Spain 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MarketingFlorida International UniversityMiamiU.S.A.

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