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dc.contributor.authorBreakey, H
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-02T04:48:44Z
dc.date.available2019-12-02T04:48:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn0167-4544
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10551-019-04270-0
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389393
dc.description.abstractHow can codes of ethics acquire legitimacy—that is, how can they lay down obligations that will be seen by their subjects as morally binding? There are many answers to this question, reflecting the fact that moral agents have a host of different bases on which they may acknowledge code duties as ethically binding—or, alternatively, may reject those duties as morally irrelevant or actively corrupt. Drawing on a wide literature on legitimacy in other practical fields, this paper develops a multidimensional legitimacy framework, describing ten distinct sources of legitimacy. It illustrates how these sources can be seized, not only by the code’s content, but by opportunities presented in the main stages of code development, adoption and implementation. In so doing, it aims to provide practical resources for code developers and ethics reformers in organizations and industries to avoid critical missteps, and to maximize the impact and efficacy of their work.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Netherlands
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Business Ethics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchApplied Ethics
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMarketing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1505
dc.titleHarnessing Multidimensional Legitimacy for Codes of Ethics: A Staged Approach
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBreakey, H, Harnessing Multidimensional Legitimacy for Codes of Ethics: A Staged Approach, Journal of Business Ethics, 2019
dc.date.updated2019-11-27T05:31:25Z
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gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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