Title: Business ethics: a cross-cultural comparison of Mexico and the USA

Authors: Spero C. Peppas; Carlos E. Ruiz; Stephanie R. Peppas; Tyler T. Yu

Addresses: Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA ' Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA ' Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA ' Georgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USA

Abstract: This empirical study examines the attitudes of undergraduate and graduate business students in Mexico and the USA to determine if they share similar attitudes with regard to business ethics. Tests of significance were used to determine that there were significant differences between the two groups in terms of their attitudes toward specific ethics value statements and perceived consequences of an ethics code. The findings provide useful information in helping the people of these two nations better understand each other and should prove especially useful to those concerned with the increasingly important issue of ethics in business operations.

Keywords: codes of ethics; business ethics; corporate responsibility; ethics courses; cross-cultural comparison; Mexico; USA; United States; business students; business education; student attitudes; perceived consequences.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2014.058010

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2014 Vol.7 No.1, pp.55 - 71

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 17 Oct 2013 *

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