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A Social Exchange Perspective on Business Ethics: An Application to Knowledge Exchange

Chen, Stephen; Choi, Chong Ju


An extensive body of literature in sociology and anthropology has shown that different societies have developed different structures for exchange of items such as goods, status and information. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how social exchange theory can help illuminate many of the underlying bases of different ethical perspectives in debates about social exchanges. Social exchange theory is applied to three common types of knowledge exchange - R&D joint ventures, commercial...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Business Ethics
DOI: 10.1007/s10551-005-7056-y


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