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Une typologie de la formalisation de l'éthique en entreprise: l'analyse de contenu de 50 documents

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  • Samuel Mercier


    (IAE Dijon - LATEC/FARGO)

The study of corporate ethics reported in this article sheds light on the content and status of 50 formal ethical statements in large France based companies. Content analysis (with SPAD.T software) reveals potentially divergent view among companies as to the primary nature and purpose of a corporate ethics document. On the one hand, codes contain detailed rules and guidelines devoted to employee conduct. Their objective is to make sure that employees strictly abide by the firm's rules. These documents allow to convey standards setting apart which is good or bad. On the other hand, values statements and corporate principles are shorter documents based on the idea of common trust and including an outline of the company's social responsibilities to a wide range of stakeholders.

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Paper provided by Université de Bourgogne - CREGO EA7317 Centre de recherches en gestion des organisations in its series Working Papers CREGO with number 1001101.

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Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: Nov 2000
Publication status: published in la Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines,n° 43, janvier-février-mars 2002, p. 34-49.
Handle: RePEc:dij:wpfarg:1001101
Note: article publié dans la Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, n° 43, janvier-février-mars 2002, p. 34-49.
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