A cross-cultural comparison of business ethics: Cases of Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, and United States

Hisrich R. D., Bucar B., Oztark S.

Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, vol.10, no.1, pp.3-28, 2003 (Scopus) identifier


Presents the empirical findings regarding the ethical attitudes of business people in four culturally and economically different countries (Russia, Slovenia, Turkey, and the United States) based on the assumptions of integrative social contracts theory. Given the quality of institutions in the four surveyed countries and the quality of economic interactions, it was anticipated that the United States would rank the highest in ethical attitudes, followed by Slovenia and Turkey, and then Russia. The hypothesis was largely confirmed with some interesting, situationally induced, exceptions. © 2003, MCB UP Limited