• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2010 Vol.1(2): 151-154 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2010.V1.27

Ethical Corporate Culture and Guidelines for Ethical Leadership

Shafi Mohamad
Abstract—The ethical relativist’s creed is “When in Rome do as the Roman do”. For the ethical relativist nothing is sacred and nothing is wrong. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the creed of ethical imperialism which is anchored in the theory of absolutism and directs people to do everywhere exactly as they would do in their home country. How can companies which are doing bulk of their business offshore shape their ethical corporate culture so that they can train their overseas managers to distinguish between practices that are merely different from those that are wrong? This paper tries to identify guidelines for ethical leadership that can help corporations work through the maze of cultural differences and establish codes of conduct for globally ethical business practices.

Index Terms—ethical relativism, ethical corporate culture, ethical leadership.

Accounting Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Shah Alam, Malaysia(Corresponding author. Tel.: + 60355211714; fax: +60355444921,E-mail address: shafie@salam.uitm.edu.my).

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Cite:Shafi Mohamad, "Ethical Corporate Culture and Guidelines for Ethical Leadership," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.1, no.2, pp. 151-154, 2010.

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