BUILDING VALUES, BUSINESS ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY INTO THE DEVELOPING ORGANIZATION
Vol. Volume 7, Number 1 April/2002
Little research has been conducted on the ways that smaller, growing organizations establish and maintain their ethical standards as they grow. In this study, the development of business ethics and corporate social responsibility in growing firms is studied using ten successful entrepreneurial organizations. Both the "legal compliance strategy" and the "integrity strategy" have been used by these firms to guide their policies with respect to the stakeholders of the organization. The values of the leader in each of these organizations have been inculcated into the business via written policies and by the patterns of ethical behavior established and modeled by the founders.