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Anti-Corruption Practices And Implementation Mechanisms Of The Fortune Global 500 As An Answer For An Ethical Values Crisis – Research Results The / Praktyki Antykorupcyjne i Wdrażanie Mechanizmów Rankingu Fortune Global 500 Jako Odpowiedź na Kryzys Wartości Etycznych. Wyniki Badań

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From the Aristotelian perspective the global crisis of the recent years is an example of what the business ethics could be, but to a great extent it isn’t. In the paper authors formulate a thesis that corruption scandals of the last decade are not only one of the causes of global economic crisis, but they are also the source of a much deeper and serious crisis of moral values of contemporary enterprises. The moral dimension of the global crisis has its results in the crisis of social trust in corporations and their leaders. The authors in the presented elaboration firstly discuss the relationship between business ethics and the organizational crisis, and then they analyze the practices and mechanisms of anti-corruption policies of Fortune Global 500 companies, which seems to be evidence for their compliance with the 10th Global Compact Principle. In the conclusion authors propose a list of necessary actions that should be realized for building a framework for legal and ethical behaviors of modern organizations and their members.
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  • Chief of Department of Management & Marketing, Faculty of Organization and Management, The Silesian University of Technology
  • St. John’s University, New York
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