Can Business Ethics be Trained? A Study of the Ethical Decision-making Process in Business Students

TitleCan Business Ethics be Trained? A Study of the Ethical Decision-making Process in Business Students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsRitter, B
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Volume68
Issue2
Pagination153 - 164
Date Published10/2006
PublisherSpringer
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number0167-4544
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine the various guidelines presented in the literature for instituting an ethics curriculum and to empirically study their effectiveness. Three questions are addressed concerning the trainability of ethics material and the proper integration and implementation of an ethics curriculum. The article then reports on the results of an empirical study looking at the effect of ethics training on moral awareness and reasoning on two business classes, one who received ethics training, and one who did not. Finding suggest a gender difference, where women in the group who received ethics training showed significantly improved moral awareness and decision-making processes.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-006-9062-0
DOI10.1007/s10551-006-9062-0
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