Education for Ethics and Human Resource Management

TitleEducation for Ethics and Human Resource Management
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsPlant, J, Bing, RAN
JournalPublic Integrity
Date PublishedSummer2009
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number10999922
Accession Number40400764
Keywordsbusiness , ethics , ethics courses , Instructional Methods , Moral , personnel , PUBLIC , Public Policy
AbstractMany public administration ethicists argue that a single stand-alone course in ethics should be a part of every M.P.A. curriculum, but some programs may prefer to incorporate ethics into several courses. This article suggests that a series of courses would be a promising alternative to a standalone ethics course. It would begin in the M.P.A. introductory course by setting a foundation for the study of ethics and then relate ethics to human resource management (HRM) in a sequence of required and elective HRM courses. The long and evolutionary relationship between ethics and HRM can provide a strong basis for ethics education with two purposes in mind: first, to show the generalist public administration student the ethical issues involved in managing personnel systems, and second, to acquaint students interested in careers in HRM to be ethically aware in situations they are likely to face in their careers. The literature in HRM and ethics is reviewed to develop a conceptual linkage between the two topics. The article concludes by showing how the two have been integrated in a three-course sequence in a NASPAA-accredited M.P.A. program. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]Copyright of Public Integrity is the property of M.E. Sharpe Inc. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)
NotesPLANT, JEREMY 1 BING RAN 2; Affiliation: 1: Professor of public policy and administration and coordinator of graduate programs in public administration, School of Public Affairs, Pennsylvania State University--Harrisburg 2: Assistant professor of public administration, School of Public Affairs, Pennsylvania State University--Harrisburg; Source Info: Summer2009, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p221; Subject Term: ETHICS -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: MORAL education; Subject Term: PUBLIC administration; Subject Term: PERSONNEL management; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923130 Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veterans' Affairs Programs); NAICS/Industry Codes: 541612 Human Resources Consulting Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 921190 Other General Government Support; Number of Pages: 18p; Document Type: Article
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