Volume : I, Issue : II, October - 2012

Does Business Ethics Education Contribute to the Unethical Behavior of Management Students�?–A study of management students in the district of Kachchh, Gujarat

Prof. Surbhi Ahir, Dr. Mahesh Barad

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Business schools have been grappling with how to include business ethics education into the curriculum. One of two approaches are generally used, either a stand–alone course or an embedded approach with ethical content included in all courses. Yet despite all the emphasis on ethics business students are found to cheat more than other majors and there are continuing ethics scandals in business. Critics have leveled charges at business schools on two counts, one is that a business education puts all the emphasis on the bottom line and two, that the manner in which ethics education is conducted is not effective in teaching ethical behavior. The concept of moral awareness is explored and its relation to ethical decision–making. This study did not answer the question of which approach is more effective at raising moral awareness, but it had the surprising result that even after the moral implications of a decision were discussed, about half of the students would still chose the less ethical option.    

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Prof. Surbhi Ahir, Dr. Mahesh Barad Does Business Ethics Education Contribute to the Unethical Behavior of Management Students�?-A study of management students in the district of Kachchh, Gujarat Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.II, Issue.I October 2012


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