Personal business ethics in global business: A cross-cultural study between France and the USA

Lam D. Nguyen, Jet Mboga, Wai Kwan Lau, Loan N.T. Pham, Thomas Tanner

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This study examines the personal business ethics perceptions of students in France and in the US by using Clark and Clark’s (1966) personal business ethics scores (PBES) scale. By analysing the ethical perception of 464 business students using two-way ANOVA statistical method on country, gender, business law courses, and ethics training, this study found some significant results. French students in this sample appeared to have lower PBES scores than their US counterparts. In addition, respondents’ PBES scores were significantly different based on business law courses. Students who took business law courses had a higher PBES scores than those who did not. Moreover, students who had ethics training experience scored marginally higher than those who did not. Gender, however, was not a significant factor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Business Governance and Ethics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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