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Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 297–311 | Cite as

Evolution and Implementation: A Study of Values, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Brenda E. Joyner
  • Dinah Payne
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Abstract

There is growing recognition that good ethics can have a positive economic impact on the performance of firms. Many statistics support the premise that ethics, values, integrity and responsibility are required in the modern workplace. For consumer groups and society at large, research has shown that good ethics is good business. This study defines and traces the emergence and evolution within the business literature of the concepts of values, business ethics and corporate social responsibility to illustrate the increased emphasis that has been placed on these issues over time. Two organizations that have successfully dealt with these issues were analyzed to identify the links among values, ethics, and corporate social responsibility as they are incorporated into the culture and management of a firm. This study identified the presence and implementation of values, business ethics, and CSR actions within the two organizations studied.

Keywords

Economic Growth Corporate Social Responsibility Business Ethic Social Responsibility Economic Impact 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brenda E. Joyner
    • 1
  • Dinah Payne
    • 2
  1. 1.Loyola University New OrleansNew OrleansU.S.A.
  2. 2.University of New OrleansNew OrleansU.S.A.

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