David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 79 (4):483 - 499 (2008)
This article first addresses the question of “why” we teach business ethics. Our answer to “why” provides both a response to those who oppose business ethics courses and a direction for course content. We believe a solid, comprehensive course in business ethics should address not only moral philosophy, ethical dilemmas, and corporate social responsibility – the traditional pillars of the disciple – but also additional areas necessary to make sense of the goings-on in the business world and in the news. These “new pillars,” that we advocate include moral psychology, organizational design and behavior, motivational theory, and a unit on how society, business, and law interact. This last unit builds upon the work of Francis P. McHugh (1988) who urged an integration of “disciplines related to business ethics.” Our seventh pillar would encompass an integration of law, socio-political theory, and policy to demonstrate how business helps construct its own regulatory framework. The concluding recommendation is for a comprehensive “Seven Pillars” of business ethics approach.
|Keywords||areas of coverage for business ethics interactions of society, business, and law Corporate social responsibility ethical dilemmas moral philosophy moral psychology moral reasoning motivational theory organizational dynamics reasons to teach business ethics|
|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
Nel Noddings (1984). Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education. University of California Press.
James Rachels (1986). The Elements of Moral Philosophy. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
William H. Shaw (1998). Moral Issues in Business. Wadsworth Pub..
Citations of this work BETA
Bernard Burnes & Rune Todnem By (2012). Leadership and Change: The Case for Greater Ethical Clarity. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 108 (2):239-252.
Daniel Holland & Chad Albrecht (2013). The Worldwide Academic Field of Business Ethics: Scholars’ Perceptions of the Most Important Issues. Journal of Business Ethics 117 (4):777-788.
Bernadette Loacker & Sara Louise Muhr (2009). How Can I Become a Responsible Subject? Towards a Practice-Based Ethics of Responsiveness. Journal of Business Ethics 90 (2):265 - 277.
Yunxia Zhu (2009). Confucian Ethics Exhibited in the Discourse of Chinese Business and Marketing Communication. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (Supplement 3):517 - 528.
Leigh A. Clark & Sherry J. Roberts (2010). Employer's Use of Social Networking Sites: A Socially Irresponsible Practice. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 95 (4):507 - 525.
Similar books and articles
David de Cremer & Ann E. Tenbrunsel (eds.) (2011). Behavioral Business Ethics: Shaping an Emerging Field. Routledge Academic.
Marvin T. Brown (2005). Corporate Integrity: Rethinking Organizational Ethics, and Leadership. Cambridge University Press.
John R. Boatright (2000). Globalization and the Ethics of Business. Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (1):1-6.
Gopalkrishnan R. Iyer (2001). International Exchanges as the Basis for Conceptualizing Ethics in International Business. Journal of Business Ethics 31 (1):3 - 24.
Kenneth M. Hiltebeitel & Scott K. Jones (1992). An Assessment of Ethics Instruction in Accounting Education. Journal of Business Ethics 11 (1):37 - 46.
Louis G. Lombardi (1985). A Quick Justification for Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 4 (4):353 - 356.
Sandra B. Rosenthal (2000). Rethinking Business Ethics: A Pragmatic Approach. Oxford University Press.
Joanne B. Ciulla (2011). Is Business Ethics Getting Better? A Historical Perspective. Business Ethics Quarterly 21 (2):335-343.
Elaine Sternberg (2000). Just Business: Business Ethics in Action. Oxford University Press.
Alfonso R. Oddo (1997). A Framework for Teaching Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 16 (3):293-297.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads19 ( #147,771 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #183,615 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?