Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13652
Title: A critique of corporate ethics codes in Hong Kong construction
Authors: Ho, CMF 
Keywords: Construction industry
Corporate ethics codes
Corporate policy
Employee behaviour
Ethical behaviour
Ethics management
Hong Kong
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: Building research and information, 2010, v. 38, no. 4, p. 411-427 How to cite?
Journal: Building research and information 
Abstract: This critical review examines studies on the use and effectiveness of corporate ethics codes between 1977 and 2008. A corporate code can be an effective instrument for corporate ethics management, but this depends on the right conditions being in place. A substantial number of empirical studies have demonstrated that an appropriate organizational culture and effective communication are the key conditions necessary for the codes to have a positive effect on employees' ethical behaviour and decision-making. The major business ethics campaign in Hong Kong, China, is an example of introducing corporate ethics codes into the construction/property industry to influence the behaviour of construction practitioners. Gaps in the current knowledge and the obstacles limiting employees' understanding of corporate codes are identified.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13652
ISSN: 0961-3218
EISSN: 1466-4321
DOI: 10.1080/09613211003665125
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

10
Last Week
0
Last month
1
Citations as of Oct 11, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

2
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Sep 29, 2017

Page view(s)

47
Last Week
5
Last month
Checked on Oct 16, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.