Evaluation of ethical position in eight CEE countries and Finland – results of an empirical research

József Poór, Péter Kollár, Katerina Legnerová


The objective of this paper is to explore the ethical perspectives of respondents in Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia and Finland, and, to this end, to show the similarities and differences among these nine, mainly Central and Eastern European countries. Their ethical positions are defined by examining the related cultural dimensions. The obvious differences in national history and culture may well suggest that ethical positions will differ in these countries, but we believe that our findings do contribute to a better understanding of moral standards in relation to business in the Central and East European (CEE) area.


ethical position, idealism, relativism, CEE


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