Business codes are a widely used management instrument. Research into the effectiveness of business codes has, however, produced conflicting results. The main reasons for the divergent findings are: varying definitions of key terms; deficiencies in the empirical data and methodologies used; and a lack of theory. In this paper, we propose an integrated research model and suggest directions for future research.

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Journal of Business Ethics
Erasmus Research Institute of Management

Kaptein, S.P, & Schwartz, M.S. (2008). The effectiveness of business codes: a critical examination of existing studies and the development of an integrated research model. Journal of Business Ethics, 77(2), 111–127. doi:10.1007/s10551-006-9305-0