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The ethical ratings phenomenon

By Christopher J. Cowton and Christopher Low


The rating of companies’ ethical, social and environmental performance is an increasingly common practice. This paper describes a research project designed to explore empirically this phenomenon of growing importance. It outlines a framework that positions rating agencies as information intermediaries and from this derives an initial list of research questions relating to the three major categories of players involved – companies, rating agencies and users of the ratings generated

Topics: H1, HD, BJ
Publisher: New Academy Review
Year: 2003
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