Co-Evolution: Law and Institutions in International Ethics Research

Journal of Business Ethics 87 (4):455-462 (2008)
  Copy   BIBTEX


Despite the importance of the co-evolution approach in various branches of research, such as strategy, organisation theory, complexity, population ecology, technology and innovation (Lewin et al., 1999; March, 1991), co-evolution has been relatively neglected in international business and ethics research (Madhok and Phene, 2001). The purpose of this article is to show how co-evolution theory provides a theoretical framework within which some issues of ethics research are addressed. Our analysis is in the context of the contrasts between business systems (North, 1990), and in particular the distinction between informal systems and those systems where institutions are formalised in law. This complements the growing research on comparative corporate governance and capitalisms (Chandler and Hikino, 1990; Choi et al., 1999; Whitley, 1994). The synthesis of co-evolution and analysis of divergent institutional environments in ethics research can also complement the globalisation and MNE approaches to international business research.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 77,737

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Introduction.Ross E. G. Upshur - 2008 - Journal of Academic Ethics 6 (4):271-275.
International Financial Institutions.Meena Krishnamurthy - 2014 - In Darrell Moellendorf Heather Widdows (ed.), The Handbook for Global Ethics. Routledge Press.
The sudan experience.Ghaiaith Hussein - 2008 - Journal of Academic Ethics 6 (4):289-293.
Evolution and Ethics, and Other Essays.Thomas Henry Huxley - 1896 - New York: American Mathematical Society.
The Evolution of Research Ethics: The Current International Configuration.Sev S. Fluss - 2004 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32 (4):596-603.
Balancing ethical principles in emergency medicine research.Eugenijus Gefenas - 2007 - Science and Engineering Ethics 13 (3):281-288.
Theorizing international fairness.Nancy Kokaz - 2005 - Metaphilosophy 36 (1‐2):68-92.
Australian Research Code.Kevin McGovern & Khalafzai - 2008 - Chisholm Health Ethics Bulletin 13 (3):4.
Bioethics and Dentistry: Teaching and Research in Brazilian Faculties of Dentistry.Mônica Serra - 2006 - Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 16 (3):85-90.


Added to PP

51 (#236,427)

6 months
1 (#482,368)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

Entrepreneurship As Economics With Imagination.Saras D. Sarasvathy - 2002 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2002:95-112.
Conspicuous By Its Absence: Ethics and Managerial Economics.Daniel G. Arce - 2004 - Journal of Business Ethics 54 (3):261-277.

Add more references