International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Determinant of ethical standards in Nigeria business environment


CO Mgbame, OI Ukpebor

The importance of ethics and moral values in business place has assumed front burner after the various scandals that rocked the corporate world, unearthed the moral decadence in corporate organizations. The objective of the study was to examine the determinants of ethical standard in business organizations in Nigeria. Code of ethics (COD), employees’ rights (EMR) and work experience (WOE) were the determinant explored. The study made use of 100 questionnaires to elicit response from respondents carefully chosen from the corporate world. A regression test is employed in other to test the hypotheses. The result revealed that code of ethics (COD) and employee right (EMR) had significant positive relationships with ethical behavior in work place (ETHB). The result also revealed that work experience (WOE) had insignificance positive relationship with ETHB. Based on these findings, the study recommends that organizations should put in place ethical code of conducts that will regulate ethical practices in the organization, punitive measures should be melted out to defaulters and regular checks should be carried out to access level of compliance.
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CO Mgbame, OI Ukpebor. Determinant of ethical standards in Nigeria business environment. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 301-305
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