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The ethical ratings phenomenon

Cowton, Christopher J. and Low, Christopher (2003) The ethical ratings phenomenon. New Academy Review, 2 (3). pp. 91-95. ISSN 1476-7201

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Abstract

The rating of companies’ ethical, social and environmental performance is an increasingly common practice. This paper describes a research project designed to explore empirically this phenomenon of growing importance. It outlines a framework that positions rating agencies as information intermediaries and from this derives an initial list of research questions relating to the three major categories of players involved – companies, rating agencies and users of the ratings generated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Schools: The Business School
The Business School > Financial Ethics and Governance Research Group
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2008 14:39
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2011 13:13
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/549

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