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CROSS CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN LOYALTY, MORALITY AND CODES OF ETHICS IN AFRICAN COUNTRIES: A NIGERIAN AND SOUTH AFRICAN STUDY

M.C. Cant, J.A. Wiid, C.K. Prinsloo

DOI: 10.22495/cocv11i4c7p2

Abstract

Negative behaviour within an organisation affects the reputation, and the operations of an organisation. The factors that have an influence on behaviour include morality, ethics and loyalty. With numerous influences on morality and loyalty alike, ethical codes are varying among countries, organisations and individuals. The fluctuating nature of codes of ethics means that organisations working together, which are based in different regions, have different expectations and perceptions of ethics based on the codes of ethics established within their organisations. The results indicated that small business owners in leading African countries (South Africa and Nigeria) have similar views on moral behaviour and concern for ethical misconduct in the workplace.

Keywords: Loyalty, Morality, Ethics, Varying Codes of Ethics, Nigeria, South Africa

How to cite this paper: Cant, M. C., Wiid, J. A., & Prinsloo, C. K. (2014). Cross cultural differences in loyalty, morality and codes of ethics in African countries: a Nigerian and South African study. Corporate Ownership & Control, 11(4-7), 599-608. http://doi.org/10.22495/cocv11i4c7p2

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