Doing International Business Research in Emerging Countries: A Reflexive Approach to Re-evaluate the Western Institutional Ethical Codes



Al-Abdin, Ahmed ORCID: 0000-0002-5818-5736, Roy, Taposh and Gao, Youjiang
(2015) Doing International Business Research in Emerging Countries: A Reflexive Approach to Re-evaluate the Western Institutional Ethical Codes. In: 8th Annual Conference of the EuroMed Academy of Business (EMAB), 2015-09-16 - 2015-09-18, Verona, Italy.

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Abstract

International business research in emerging countries has grown rapidly over the past few decades due to globalisation and an increase in business opportunities. Therefore, the western institutions are placing more emphasis on conducting research in emerging countries. More importantly, each institution has its own approved ethical guidelines for research. Ethical guidelines are frequently embedded within western value systems and are unable to address ethical dilemmas when conducting research, particularly in emerging countries. The authors’ experiences of conducting research in four emerging countries are used to demonstrate some of these unexpected ethical dilemmas. This paper attempts to provide a conceptual framework for managing ethical challenges. A reflexive methodology is used to show how researchers can navigate around ethical dilemmas. We further provide implications for how reflexivity and ethical pluralism can complement existing institutional ethical guidelines.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 15:22
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 14:14
URI: http://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2025401

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