Ethical Cultures in Large Business Organizations in Brazil, Russia, India, and China

Alexandre A Ardichvili, Douglas Jondle, Brenda Kowske, Edgard Cornachione, Jessica Li, Thomas Thakadipuram

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Abstract

This study focuses on comparison of perceptions of ethical business cultures in large business organizations from four largest emerging economies, commonly referred to as the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, and China), and from the US. The data were collected from more than 13,000 managers and employees of business organizations in five countries. The study found significant differences among BRIC countries, with respondents from India and Brazil providing more favorable assessments of ethical cultures of their organizations than respondents from China and Russia. Overall, highest mean scores were provided by respondents from India, the US, and Brazil. There were significant similarities in ratings between the US and Brazil.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-428
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume105
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2012

Keywords

  • BRICs
  • Brazil
  • Business ethics
  • China
  • Ethical business culture
  • India
  • Russia
  • USA

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