Title: How does business ethics literature progress in developing countries? Evidence from Turkey

Authors: Mehmet Ali Koseoglu; Erdal Akdeve; Jana Craft

Addresses: School of Management, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey ' School of Management, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey ' College of Business, Winona State University, P.O. Box 5838, Winona, MN, 55987, USA

Abstract: This study investigates the intellectual structure of the literature on business ethics in developing countries. As a starting point, Turkey was chosen as one of the developing countries to provide a foundational assessment for future research in other countries. In this context, papers published and masters and doctoral theses prepared in Turkey were evaluated using a bibliometric analysis. As a result, 113 dissertations and 105 articles are included in the research. Findings show the research on business ethics continues to grow in developing countries, but has a very muddled structure due to the absence of pioneering authors and institutions and a general disagreement within the international literature in citation style. Accordingly, referring to the findings related to the study, the article discusses limitations of the study and future steps.

Keywords: business ethics; bibliometrics; Turkey; developing countries; intellectual structure; literature review; ethical business.

DOI: 10.1504/MEJM.2015.070752

Middle East Journal of Management, 2015 Vol.2 No.2, pp.121 - 142

Available online: 22 Jul 2015

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