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Ties that bind in business ethics: Social contracts and why they matter


  • Donaldson, Thomas
  • Dunfee, Thomas W.


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  • Donaldson, Thomas & Dunfee, Thomas W., 2002. "Ties that bind in business ethics: Social contracts and why they matter," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 26(9), pages 1853-1865, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jbfina:v:26:y:2002:i:9:p:1853-1865

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    10. Philomena Leung & Barry J. Cooper, 2005. "Accountants, Ethical Issues and the Corporate Governance Context," Australian Accounting Review, CPA Australia, vol. 15(35), pages 79-88, March.
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