Title: Personal business ethics in global business: a cross-cultural study between France and the USA

Authors: Lam D. Nguyen; Jet Mboga; Wai Kwan Lau; Loan N.T. Pham; Thomas Tanner

Addresses: University of Economics, Ho Chi Minh City, 59C Nguyễn Đình Chiểu, Phường 6, Quận 3, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam; Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA ' Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA ' Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA ' Pennsylvania State University, Burrowes Street, State College PA 16801, USA ' Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, 400 E 2nd St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, USA

Abstract: This study examines the personal business ethics perceptions of students in France and in the US by using Clark and Clark's (1966) personal business ethics scores (PBES) scale. By analysing the ethical perception of 464 business students using two-way ANOVA statistical method on country, gender, business law courses, and ethics training, this study found some significant results. French students in this sample appeared to have lower PBES scores than their US counterparts. In addition, respondents' PBES scores were significantly different based on business law courses. Students who took business law courses had a higher PBES scores than those who did not. Moreover, students who had ethics training experience scored marginally higher than those who did not. Gender, however, was not a significant factor.

Keywords: business law courses; ethics training; France; gender; personal business ethics scores; PBES; the USA.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2022.119353

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2022 Vol.16 No.1, pp.1 - 15

Received: 08 Jun 2020
Accepted: 29 Aug 2020

Published online: 11 Nov 2021 *

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