Business Ethics

IT group to develop code of ethics for SAR operators

The Hong Kong Information Technology Federation aims to create a code of ethics this year for its members to bring order to the way IT companies do business in the SAR.

Tuesday, 10 February, 1998, 12:00am

Business ethics focus of mainland conference

THERE are no business ethics in China, according to one Western executive in Beijing. 'Isn't that an oxymoron?' asks another.

Foreign executives love to complain about the business environment of the country they work in. The frustration of working in a place where most things do not run as smoothly as at home often surfaces as black humour and sometimes worse.

13 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Need to improve business regimes

THE stock exchange has not advanced corporate governance enough and the territory's business community wants it to play a central role in overseeing any changes, a recent survey revealed.

23 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Retailers slam jobless

THOUSANDS of jobs are available in retail despite government statistics showing workers in the retail sector have been worst hit by the recent unemployment wave, an industry spokesman said.

Rodney Miles, chairman of the Retail Management Association, blamed the jobless yesterday for failing to seek employment in the sector. He said the industry had several thousand vacancies.

19 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Enforcing an ethics code

HONG KONG companies have always been strong in terms of enterprise, but when it comes to ethics, flexibility has been a more salient factor than principle. Many entrepreneurs have felt it acceptable to pay tea money, oil the wheels, grease palms. Whatever the metaphor, bribes and other inducements represent an attempt to gain unfair advantage.

11 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

ICAC to run ethics school for firms

A SCHOOL will be set up next year to give business executives lessons on how to avoid corruption.

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) says it also expects to launch a renewed education campaign at schools and universities.

28 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

ICAC advocates 'house rules' on business ethics

DESPITE an 11 per cent increase in corruption reports, private-sector companies are slow to set up in-house codes of ethics.

Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) Community Relations Regional Officer, Esther Tsu Yuen-tsu, said only half of the firms and companies they approached were willing to make the move to safeguard business ethics.

3 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Call to curb abuse of working women

UNIONISTS and feminists yesterday called for better protection for female workers, following survey findings that nine out of 10 women claim to have been sexually harassed in the workplace.

26 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Cartland pushes for industry self-regulation

THE Hong Kong Government would regulate those who did not regulate themselves, Financial Services Secretary Michael Cartland said yesterday.

Speaking after the presentation of a code of ethics and professional practice guidelines by the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries (HKCSI), Mr Cartland said the government continued to look to industry to regulate itself.

25 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Professionals brush up on mainland trade law

THE urge for knowledge in trading law and practices in China has prompted 95 local professionals to take part in a new diploma course in business practices and commercial law offered by the University of International Business and Economics that started in Hong Kong last month.

13 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Firms join ethics drive

MORE than 300 trade and professional associations have been encouraged to help stamp out graft by joining the Independent Commission Against Corruption's business ethics campaign. Companies are eligible for grants towards the cost of joining the project.

8 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Call on ethics

A WORKING party should be formed to implement initiatives discussed at a business ethics conference organised by the Independent Commission Against Corruption in May, a businessman has urged.

Donald Chia, deputy chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries, said a high standard of business ethics was crucial for the preservation of Hong Kong's reputation.

30 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Business ethics study centre opens

THE first centre in Hong Kong to focus exclusively on issues related to business values and ethics has been set up.

The Centre for the Study of Business Values, formed at the University of Hong Kong by the Department of Management Studies, will conduct research and offer training for teachers and students in business and management.

12 May 1994 - 12:00am

Consumers put a 'surprisingly high' priority on clean conduct

A SURVEY commissioned by the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has revealed the public would like to see better business ethics in Hong Kong companies.

This echoes the agreement by the Conference on Business Ethics last week that the business sector should continue to improve standards.

9 May 1994 - 12:00am

More lessons in ethics needed, says educators

EDUCATIONALISTS have called for more moral education in tertiary institutes and for business ethics to be integrated into the curriculum.

The call follows a survey that suggested many business students were less ethical than other students.

Many business students thought managers had to compromise moral standards to succeed.

5 May 1994 - 12:00am