Ethics in Hong Kong’s Graduate Labor Market


Hong Kong, one of the financial hubs in the Far East and a gateway to Mainland China, is made up of a mix of people of different nationalities. Hong Kong have been continuously subject to influences from foreign countries mainly through internationalization and globalization of business activities. Global and multi-national corporations (‘MNC’) have a long and firm standing in Hong Kong. This social-cultural environment provides an interesting context within which to explore ethics' role in Hong Kong’s graduate labour market. In employment decisions, applicants’ consideration can include a variety of factors, such as the company’s products, the fashionableness of an industry and trends, organizational scale of operations, organizational culture, organizational reputation and image, and even its ethical standards, which applicants may perceive as important. In recent years, ethics has been increasingly regarded as important by both employers and employees. Hence it is possible that the ethical standards of an organization may influence how the organization is going to be perceived by its stakeholders, among them being its potential job applicants. That is the objective and topic of the present research.

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Mike Kan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

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Conference: ACERP2015
Stream: Ethics - Business and Management Ethics

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