Title: Indicators of perceived corporate commitment to ethics in top Taiwanese and Turkish companies: An exploratory study

Authors: Tzong-Ru (Jiun-Shen) Lee, Arzu Ulgen Aydinlik, Dilek Donmez, Goran Svensson, Greg Wood, Michael Callaghan

Addresses: Department of Marketing, National Chung Hsing University, 250 Kuo Kuang Rd., Taichung 402, Taiwan, ROC. ' Faculty of Business Administration, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey. ' Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Gokceada School of Applied Science, Canakkale, Turkey. ' Oslo School of Management, P.O. Box 1195 Sentrum, 0107 Oslo, Norway. ' Deakin University, P.O. Box 423, Warrnambool, Australia. ' Deakin University, P.O. Box 423, Warrnambool, Australia

Abstract: This paper describes and compares Taiwanese and Turkish corporate perceptions of their commitment to ethics. Major differences in perceptions were found indicating that companies in Turkey appear to be more committed to ethics than in Taiwan. The findings are of interest to business practitioners as they provide insight into the implementation and supporting measures required to enhance the perceived corporate commitment to ethics. The empirical and interpretive findings make a valuable contribution to the literature and serve as point of reference in the field that will benefit future researchers working in business ethics.

Keywords: engagement; Taiwan; Turkey; corporate commitment; perception; business governance; business ethics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBGE.2010.033345

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, 2010 Vol.5 No.3, pp.178 - 195

Published online: 01 Jun 2010 *

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