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On culture, ethics and hierarchy : how cultural variations in hierarchical relations are manifested in the code of ethics of British and Korean organizations.

Moon, C. and Uskul, A. K. and Weick, M. (2018) 'On culture, ethics and hierarchy : how cultural variations in hierarchical relations are manifested in the code of ethics of British and Korean organizations.', Journal of applied social psychology., 48 (1). pp. 15-27.

Abstract

The present research examined if cultural differences in the extent to which hierarchical relations dictate individuals’ behaviors are embedded in objective institutional regulations. Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, we examined codes of ethics of Korean and British organizations in relation to working relationships and corruptive behaviors. We found that, unlike British organizations, Korean organizations endorsed codes of ethics that place greater emphasis on hierarchical relations and contained prescriptions for individuals occupying senior or junior ranks. Ethical codes also appeared to be geared more towards preventing the abuse of power in Korean organizations compared with British organizations. Finally, unlike British organizations, Korean organizations often permitted top-down exchanges (not bottom-up exchanges), suggesting that in upper echelons benevolence may be more normative in Korean organizations than in British organizations.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Code of ethics, Culture, Organizational culture, Hierarchy.
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Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12486
Publisher statement:This is the accepted version of the following article: Moon, C., Uskul, A. K. & Weick, M. (2018). On culture, ethics and hierarchy: How cultural variations in hierarchical relations are manifested in the code of ethics of British and Korean organizations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 48(1): 15-27, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jasp.12486. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
Supplementary material:http://kar.kent.ac.uk/63936/
Date accepted:10 October 2017
Date deposited:18 September 2018
Date of first online publication:07 November 2017
Date first made open access:07 November 2018

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