Journal of International Business Studies

, Volume 32, Issue 2, pp 267–283 | Cite as

Multinationality and Corporate Ethics: Codes of Conduct in the Sporting Goods Industry

  • Rob Van Tulder
  • Ans Kolk


The international operations of firms have substantial impact on the formulation and implementation of business ethical principles such as codes of conduct. The international sporting goods industry has been a pioneer in setting up codes and thus provides much relevant experience. Different sourcing strategies, degrees of multinationality and national backgrounds affect the contents of codes. Moreover, international (non-governmental) organizations prove equally effective in triggering sophisticated codes.


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© Academy of International Business 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob Van Tulder
    • 1
  • Ans Kolk
    • 2
  1. 1.Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam School of Management
  2. 2.University of Amsterdam

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