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Toward Effective Codes: Testing the Relationship with Unethical Behavior



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  • Muel Kaptein, 2011. "Toward Effective Codes: Testing the Relationship with Unethical Behavior," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 99(2), pages 233-251, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jbuset:v:99:y:2011:i:2:p:233-251
    DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0652-5

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