Personal business ethics in global business: a cross-cultural study between France and the USA
by Lam D. Nguyen; Jet Mboga; Wai Kwan Lau; Loan N.T. Pham; Thomas Tanner
International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics (IJBGE), Vol. 16, No. 1, 2022

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.

Online publication date: Wed, 01-Dec-2021

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