Sunday, September 8, 2019

Select a recent research journal article that presents the results of Literature review

Select a recent research journal article that presents the results of empirical research in an area that you are interested in - Literature review Example The paper â€Å"Cultural Values and International Differences in Business Ethics† by Scholtens and Dam provides a limited and preliminary analysis of the ethical policies of industries in different countries in relation to the cultural differences prevailing between countries. The analysis, covering around 2700 firms in 24 countries, suggests significant country specific variations in ethical policies. As for the dependence of country culture in the shaping of ethical policies, some pattern does seem to emerge. The analysis indicates that the cultural dimensions of individualism and uncertainty avoidance tend to impact a firm’s ethical policies positively. Masculinity and power distance on the other hand, seem to have a negative effect on the shaping of ethical policies (pp.273, 276). The research questions are, firstly, whether there are any significant differences in the ethical policies between industries belonging to different countries, and secondly, how the ethical policies are related to typical cultural values in a country. The underlying reasons for some countries consistently outperforming many other countries all over the world may be inherent in their cultures. This analysis is aimed at exploring the existence of such associations and the extent of their impact. The analysis does not use any questionnaire but uses other sources which have compiled data using questionnaire and survey techniques. It builds on the findings of Langlois and Schlegelmilch (1990), Hood and Logsdon (2002), Kaptein (2004), and Singh et al. (2005). The analysis also uses Hofstede’s (1980,1991) dimensions of culture. The authors feel that this paper may be the first to do quantitative analysis of the relationship between culture and business ethics (Scholtens and Dam, p.279). Data gathered on the basis of questionnaire and survey of firms in various areas by Ethical Investment Research Service (EIRIS) is used to derive data on

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