Ethics and international marketing: research background and challenges

Carrigan, Marylyn; Marinova, Svetla and Szmigin, Isabelle (2005). Ethics and international marketing: research background and challenges. International Marketing Review, 22(5) pp. 481–493.



Purpose - This paper is a general review contextualising the current debate on ethics and international marketing. The aim of the paper is to present an overview of historical and current trends as a background for this special issue edition of International Marketing Review focusing on international marketing ethics. Design/methodology/approach - The paper examines how ethics in international marketing have evolved and progressed towards the current "ethics era" and presents discussion surrounding the role and value of an ethical approach towards marketing in a global marketplace. Findings - Essentially the paper argues that marketers should creatively embrace the complex challenges of the international marketplace by rethinking their approach to marketing ethics. Originality/value - Gives an overview of the special issue.

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