What standards of behaviour can reasonably be expected from business; and how can such standards be defined, and compliance with them guaranteed?


Fair Trading Criminal Offence Business Behaviour British Standard Institution Social Audit 
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    There is considerable evidence of this. See, for example, Owen A. Hartley, ‘Inspectorates in British Central Government’, Public Administration (Winter 1972), pp. 447–66. Also see: Maurice Frankel ‘The Alkali Inspectorate’, Social Audit (Spring 1974)—and numerous Nader Study Group publications (list available from Center for Study of Responsive Law; see p. 140).Google Scholar
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