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Kodeks etyczny jako element zarządzania przez wartości
Code of ethics as a part of management by values

Author(s): Ewa Jastrzębska
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu
Keywords: core values; management by values; code of ethics; code of conduct

Summary/Abstract: Many scandals and frauds connected with illegal and unethical actions of corporations, caused the societies to increase their expectations towards the enterprises. The basis of Corporate Social Responsibility should be managing by values. Value management is the process of institutionalization of business ethics, and one of the essential elements of this process is a code of ethics that defines ways of employees’ ethical actions according to organizational core values. The objective of this paper is to evaluate the code of ethics of the selected enterprises, regarded as CSR leaders in Poland (included in Respect of the Index and Ranking Responsible Companies). A critical analysis of literature and the content of codes of ethics allowed to conclude that owning and communicating of a properly drafted code of ethics is not a standard in Poland, even among CSR leaders.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 338
  • Page Range: 78-87
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish