Analysis Ericsson Code of Ethics

|Alonso Martínez Guevara                                                                                                                   |

Table of Content

1 Ericsson – A short Company Profile 4

2 The Code of Business Ethics – Introduction into the Content 4

2.1 Guiding principles 4

2.2 Responsibility for compliance 4

2.3 Reporting Violations 5

2.4 Treating employees with and respect and protecting human rights 5

2.5 Compliance with laws, rules and regulations 7

2.6 Communication and financial information 8

2.7 Conflict of interest 8

2.8 Protect assessment of Ericsson 9

2.9 Protecting information 9

2.10 Protecting the environment 10

2.11 Corporate Responsibility 10

3 The Code of Business Ethics – A Thorough Analysis 11

3.1 Hofstede Geert, cultural dimensions 11

3.2 Dimensions applied on Ericsson 12

3.3 The power distances 12

3.4 Uncertainty avoidance 12

3.5 What are Ericsson’s reasons for implementing the Code of Business Ethics? 13

3.6 How are the Swedish values portrayed in Ericsson’s Code of Business Ethics? 14

3.7 Moral development of corporations 15

4 Conclusion 17

1     Ericsson – A short Company Profile

ERICSSON is one of Sweden's largest and most well-known companies. It is a provider of telecommunication and data communication systems, and related services, covering a range of technologies, including especially mobile systems, multi-service networks, enterprise services, transmission and transport technologies, advisory services, management and optimization services, 3G and 4G mobile telephony, multimedia messaging services, general packet radio services (GPRS) and Bluetooth wireless technologies.

It was founded in 1876 as a telegraph equipment repair shop by Lars Magnus Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden. Nowadays Ericsson dominates the world market for cellular telephone systems with 40% of the market share.

Ericsson has offices and operations in 170 countries...