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A comparative study of government and non-government ethics programs, practices, and policies.

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Authors
McKee, Laurie A.
Subjects
ethics sentencing guidelines
primary areas of concern
government contractors
non-government contractors
defense industry initiatives
Advisors
Matsushima, Rodney
Date of Issue
1992-06
Date
June 1992
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis studied the ethics programs, practices, and policies of both Government and non-Government contractors. The environment in which these programs, practices, and policies have been developed is presented. Academic attitudes are provided regarding the necessity for and effectiveness of ethics legislation directed toward Government contractors. The objective of this study was to identify both similarities and differences between Government and non- Government contractor ethics programs, practices, and policies, and to determine whether or not unique legislation directed toward Government contractors makes a difference in the content of ethics policy documents. A survey was developed and used for ranking and analysis of primary areas of ethical interest to contractors. The thesis concludes that the ethics policies of Government and non-Government contractors are almost identical. While rankings of the relative importance of individual ethical concerns varies, the overall content of all programs is the same. Further, academicians are in disagreement as to the need for unique ethics standards and legislation for Government contractors as opposed to non- Government contractors. The thesis provides alternatives to efforts to legislate the content of contractors' ethics programs.
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Thesis
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Department
Administrative Sciences
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
172 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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