Ethics and Human Resources Article Review by Nicky

Ethics and Human Resources
A review of the article "The Role of International Human Resources Management in the Formulation and Implementation of Ethics Programs in Multinational Enterprises" by Abhijeet Vadera and Ruth Aguilera.
# 148767 | 1,692 words | 10 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Nov 05, 2011 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources) , Ethics (General)

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The paper discusses the importance of ethics in human resources management and then examines the article's use of literature, conceptual development, use of research studies, sample and setting, reliability and the adequacy of the studied samples. The paper also critiques the study's data and results, analysis, discussion, conclusions and presentation and considers the contribution of the article to this topic.


From the Paper:

"The article focuses on demonstrating that multinational companies across the world are implementing, or trying to implement ethics programs, but the effects are different in each case. Without a similarity in results one cannot develop a mainframe for ethics programs or ethics program models that could be successfully implemented in several companies, especially those addressing the same industry branch.
"The article proposes a series of strategies that could facilitate the implementation of ethics programs and guarantee their efficiency. The importance of the topic is acknowledged by theoreticians and practitioners in the human resources field. Some say that ethics should be "a component of the performance review process. Ethics have to be factored into the compensation system" (Lachnit, 2002). Employees and their managers must make decisions each day that affect the outcome of their activity, theactivity of the company, and the activity of other people, which means their decisions must ethical and moral in the first place (Gross, 2009).
"Business ethics has a series of implications like global competition, constant pressures, and customer expectations (CPML, 2009). The treatment of employees at work can generate unethical behavior in certain cases (Moberg, 1997). Creating an ethical environment represents the contribution of all employees (Hanson, 2008). There are several ethical models that can be taken into consideration (Federwisch, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Vadera, A. & Aguilera, R. (2007). The Role of International Human Resource Management in the Formulation and Implementation of Ethics Programs in Multinational Enterprises. University of Illinois. Retrieved May 24, 2009 from
  • Lachnit, C. (2002). Why ethics is HR's issue. CBS Interactive. Retrieved May 25. 2009 from
  • Gross, B. (2009). Ethics and People Management. AllBusiness. Retrieved May 25, 2009 from
  • Business Ethics and Human Resource Management (2009). The Center for Positive Management Leadership. Retrieved May 25, 2009 from
  • Moberg, D. J. (1997). The Treatment of Employees in High-tech Start-ups: A Test of Executive Character. Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Retrieved May 25, 2009 from

Cite this Article Review:

APA Format

Ethics and Human Resources (2011, November 05) Retrieved January 30, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Ethics and Human Resources" 05 November 2011. Web. 30 January. 2023. <>