Teaching Organizational and Business Ethics

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Abstract

In an increasingly complex and interconnected world, with a seemingly endless supply of examples of corporate scandal and organizational exploitation and abuses of employees, consumers, and the environment represented daily in the media, there is an ever increasing need for our organizational leaders to be more firmly grounded in sound ethical principles and practices. Furthermore, the business students of today will be the business leaders of tomorrow and need to be adequately trained in how to deal with the complexity and the ambiguity inherent in the ethical dilemmas they will face. With the far reaching societal impacts of organizational and business ethics missteps, we need business leaders with pragmatic ethical knowledge and dispositions and sensitivities to work to find creative and innovative solutions to society’s most perplexing challenges. This edited collection provides a comprehensive introduction to teaching organizational and business ethics and explores the increasing importance of effectively training the organizational leaders of tomorrow, presenting a wide range of cross-disciplinary research in an organized, clear, and accessible manner. It will be informative to organization and business professors, while also informing various organizational leaders seeking to understand the importance and role of ethics education and its implementation within business courses.