Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society

Volume 22, 2011

Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting

Wendy R. Carroll, Margaret C. McKee, Cathy Driscoll, Terry H. Wagar
Pages 4-12

Examining the Business Ethics Training and Development Practices of Canadian Organizations
Preliminary Evidence from Top Companies

Ethics training has been highlighted as essential for building and fostering business ethics in organizations. National and international trends show that over 40% of businesses have some form of business ethics training. We use data collected from 199 firms to examine the presence of ethics training in top Canadian companies and found that the presence varied by region and firm size, and that the Canadian average (35%) lags other countries.