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Ethical perspectives in home-based business

Dawson, Stuart and Breen, John P (2001) Ethical perspectives in home-based business. Journal of small business strategy, 12 (1). pp. 70-79. ISSN 1081-8510

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This paper reports the findings of an inaugural investigation into the ethical outlook of home-based business operators in Australia. Although generally overlooked in academic research, home-based businesses are internationally recognizable and economically significant. Their operators exercise a high level of control over the values that they enact. The study suggests that ethical considerations are important to Australian home-based business operators. While no one ethical perspective was dominant, non-religious beliefs and principles were found to be the most important determinant of their ethical values. Some variation was discovered in operators' attitudes based on their age, sex, and whether or not they were employers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ethical, home-based business, Australia, ethical behavior
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Accounting
Depositing User: Ms Phung T Tran
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 12:35
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2009 12:36
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