Collusion, reputation damage and interest in code of conduct: The case of a Dutch construction company
AbstractIn November 2001, a TV program showed that many large Dutch construction companies participated in price fixing. We analyze how one such company, Heijmans, reacted to the reputation crises after the TV program by introducing a code of conduct. We present the outcomes of a questionnaire survey conducted among 140 managers just after the TV program with respect to the relevance of such a code and discuss the change in attitude of the CEO of Heijmans following after the negative publicity.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 20281.
Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Business Ethics: A European Review 13.2-3(2004): pp. 127-142
Corporate social responsibility; code of conduct; collusion; construction sector; reputation; parliamentary investigation; regulation;
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- K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
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