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Was Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter tun und lassen sollten… Eine Inhaltsanalyse von Verhaltenskodizes der DAX-30-Unternehmen aus organisationspsychologischer Sicht (What employees should (not) do… A content analysis of the codes of conduct of DAX 30 companies based on concepts of organizational psychology)

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  • Stumpf, Siegfried
  • Hoeft, Stefan
  • Ponte, Ulrike de
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    In diesem Beitrag werden die Verhaltenskodizes von 25 DAX-30-Unternehmen inhaltsanalytisch untersucht. Die in den Kodizes formulierten Verhaltenserwartungen an Mitarbeiter werden mit einem Kategoriensystem ausgewertet, das aus organisationspsychologischen Konzepten zum erwuenschten Mitarbeiterverhalten (Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Citizenship Performance) und zum kontraproduktiven Mitarbeiterverhalten abgeleitet wurde. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass die Verhaltenskodizes diese Konzepte nicht umfassend, sondern stark selektiv widerspiegeln. Ein korrespondenzanalytischer Vergleich zwischen den Kodizes der verschiedenen Unternehmen macht zudem deutlich, dass die ausgewerteten Inhaltsaspekte in den analysierten Kodizes weitgehend in aehnlichen Proportionen vorkommen und nur einzelne Kodizes vom allgemeinen Muster abweichen. Schlussfolgerungen fuer die Gestaltung von Ethikkodizes werden aus den Befunden abgeleitet. (In this article we analyze the codes of conduct of 25 DAX 30 companies by means of a qualitative content analysis. The expectations concerning employee behavior found in the codes of conduct are analysed by using categories derived from organizational psychology concepts. These refer to positive employee behavior (Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Citizenship Performance) and counterproductive employee behavior. As the results show the codes focus only on few of these concepts whereas other concepts are neglected. Furthermore, comparisons between the codes of conduct show that the distribution of these concepts is rather similar in most codes of conduct and that only a few codes differ from the general pattern. We conclude with deriving some conclusions for conceptualizing codes of conduct.)

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    Article provided by Rainer Hampp Verlag in its journal Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 429-460

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    Handle: RePEc:rai:ethics:doi_10.1688/1862-0043_zfwu_2011_03_stumpf
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