Business Ethics and Management Education

Business Ethics and Management Education

Editor(s): Robert A. Giacalone, Daniels Chair in Business Ethics, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

A seemingly revolving door of ethics scandals has left behind damaged organizations, broken lives mired in financial and personal ruin, and a society skeptical of its business institutions. It has also left business schools asking what role they might have played in these ethical scandals and what role they can play in the solutions.

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A seemingly revolving door of ethics scandals has left behind damaged organizations, broken lives mired in financial and personal ruin, and a society skeptical of its business institutions. It has also left business schools asking what role they might have played in these ethical scandals and what role they can play in the solutions.

This virtual issue offers a wide range of AMLE articles that represent how management education and scholarship collectively have responded to the ethical challenges we face in organizational life. In this issue are treatises that confront the ethical imbroglios in varied ways. A number of provocative critiques of what is taught in our business schools are presented, along with perspectives from thought leaders (in both organizations and the Academy) on the causes of these ethical debacles and the potential path toward a more ethical future. Some scholarship assesses the current state of ethics in management education, helping us to diagnose and tackle the realities of unethical behavior. Other work wrestles with how courses and programs could be better developed, as well as which standards should be advanced. Indeed, what connects these diverse articles is a clear recognition that educational components designed to solve the ethical quandaries we face will require a multifaceted, comprehensive approach.

Pages: 308
Publisher: Academy of Management
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Robert A. Giacalone, Daniels Chair in Business Ethics, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver