Cross-national differences in computer-use ethics

A nine-country study

Michael E. Whitman, Anthony M. Townsend, Anthony Hendrickson

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Abstract

This study examines computer-use ethics among nine countries (Singapore, Hong Kong, United States, Great Britain, Australia, Sweden, Wales, and the Netherlands). Based on Paradice [1990], an instrument was developed containing three scales focusing on ethical attitudes toward software license infringement, use of virus programs, and misuse of corporate computing resources. Analysis indicates that there are significant differences in ethical values among nationalities for each of these scales.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-687
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of International Business Studies
Volume30
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1999
Externally publishedYes

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Viruses
Cross-national
Country studies
Computer use
Singapore
Infringement
Software
Hong Kong
License
The Netherlands
Virus
Ethical attitudes
Resources
Nationality
Ethical values
Sweden
Wales

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Cross-national differences in computer-use ethics : A nine-country study. / Whitman, Michael E.; Townsend, Anthony M.; Hendrickson, Anthony.

In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 30, No. 4, 12.1999, p. 673-687.

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