Ethical codes as instruments for cooperative sustainability / Nooraslinda Abdul Aris … [et al.]

Abdul Aris, Nooraslinda and Othman, Rohana and Abdul Rahman, Safawi and Marzuki, Marziana Madah and Wan Chik, Wan Mohd Yusof (2016) Ethical codes as instruments for cooperative sustainability / Nooraslinda Abdul Aris … [et al.]. Social and Management Research Journal, 13 (1). pp. 30-43. ISSN 1675-7017


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Numerous ethical breaches have made cooperatives, and their management endures pressure to improve their image and ethical performance. One of the ways identified is by adopting ethical codes. Codes are regarded as instruments to enhance social responsibility that contain open guidelines describing desirable behavior and closed guidelines prohibiting certain behaviors. Codes clarify the norms and values organizations seek to uphold. Regarded as social enterprises, cooperatives are compelled to scale up their operations for sustainability reasons towards positive contribution to the national economy. Past research on ethical codes affecting behavior, attitude and performance has yielded mixed results. In addition, there are very few studies devoted to cooperatives. This paper presents the results of scientific literature, highlighting how ethical codes and sustainability may progressively improve the cooperatives' image and reputation in the eyes of the stakeholders.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethical codes; Social responsibility; Sustainability; Cooperative
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Business > Business ethics > Malaysia
Divisions: Institute of Research Management and Innovation (IRMI)
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitan 1
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 08:23
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 08:23

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