David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 14 (1):71 - 81 (1995)
Much has been written recently about both the urgency and efficacy of teaching business ethics. The results of our survey of AACSB member schools confirm prior reports of similar surveys: The teaching of business ethics is indiscriminate, unorganized, and undisciplined in most North American schools of business. If universities are to be taken seriously in their efforts to create more ethical awareness and better moral decision-making skills among their graduates, they must provide a rigorous and well-developed system in which students can live ethics instead of merely learn ethics. A system must be devised to allow students to discover and refine their own values rather than simply learning ethical theories from an intellectual point of view.After reviewing the literature on business ethics in undergraduate curricula, we make a series of recommendations to deliver experiential ethical education for business students. The recommendations include student and faculty written codes of ethics, emphasis on ethical theory within the existing required legal environment course, applied ethics in the functional area capstones using alternative learning, a discussion of employee (and employer) rights and responsibilities during the curriculum capstone course, and a public service requirement for graduation. These recommendations may be implemented without substantive additional cost or programming requirements.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Peter Arlow (1991). Personal Characteristics in College Students' Evaluations of Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (1):63 - 69.
James Weber (1990). Measuring the Impact of Teaching Ethics to Future Managers: A Review, Assessment, and Recommendations. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 9 (3):183 - 190.
James R. Davis & Ralph E. Welton (1991). Professional Ethics: Business Students' Perceptions. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 10 (6):451 - 463.
James R. Glenn (1992). Can a Business and Society Course Affect the Ethical Judgment of Future Managers? Journal of Business Ethics 11 (3):217 - 223.
John Thomas Delaney & Donna Sockell (1992). Do Company Ethics Training Programs Make a Difference? An Empirical Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics 11 (9):719 - 727.
Citations of this work BETA
Laura L. Beauvais, David E. Desplaces, David E. Melchar & Susan M. Bosco (2007). Business Faculty Perceptions and Actions Regarding Ethics Education. Journal of Academic Ethics 5 (1):121-136.
Carmel Herington & Scott Weaven (2008). Improving Consistency for Dit Results Using Cluster Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics 80 (3):499 - 514.
Cheryl L. Buff & Virginia Yonkers (2005). Using Student Generated Codes of Conduct in the Classroom to Reinforce Business Ethics Education. Journal of Business Ethics 61 (2):101 - 110.
Elizabeth Prior Jonson, Linda Mary McGuire & Deirdre O’Neill (forthcoming). Teaching Ethics to Undergraduate Business Students in Australia: Comparison of Integrated and Stand-Alone Approaches. Journal of Business Ethics.
David J. Burns (2012). Exploring the Effects of Using Consumer Culture as a Unifying Pedagogical Framework on the Ethical Perceptions of MBA Students. Business Ethics 21 (1):1-14.
Similar books and articles
Linda A. Kidwell & Roland E. Kidwell, Ethical Beliefs in the Catholic Business School: The Impact of Catholic Social Teaching on Classroom Reality.
Linda Klebe Trevino & Donald McCabe (1994). Meta-Learning About Business Ethics: Building Honorable Business School Communities. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 13 (6):405 - 416.
Mark C. Baetz & David J. Sharp (2004). Integrating Ethics Content Into the Core Business Curriculum: Do Core Teaching Materials Do the Job? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 51 (1):53-62.
Brian W. Kulik (2009). More Than Lip Service: The Development and Implementation Plan of an Ethics Decision-Making Framework for an Integrated Undergraduate Business Curriculum. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 7 (4):231-254.
Dennis P. Wittmer (2004). Business and Community: Integrating Service Learning in Graduate Business Education. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 51 (4):359-371.
Laura P. Hartman & Patricia H. Werhane (2009). A Modular Approach to Business Ethics Integration: At the Intersection of the Stand-Alone and the Integrated Approaches. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 90 (3):295 - 300.
Cubie L. L. Lau (2010). A Step Forward: Ethics Education Matters! [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 92 (4):565 - 584.
Ronald R. Sims & Serbrenia J. Sims (1991). Increasing Applied Business Ethics Courses in Business School Curricula. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (3):211 - 219.
Ronald R. Sims & Edward L. Felton (2006). Designing and Delivering Business Ethics Teaching and Learning. Journal of Business Ethics 63 (3):297 - 312.
Marilynn P. Fleckenstein (1997). Service Learning in Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (12-13):1347-1351.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #219,154 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #147,227 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?