Experiences in Teaching Business Ethics

Edited by:
Ronald R. Sims, William & Mary
William I. Sauser Jr., Auburn University

A volume in the series: Contemporary Human Resource Management Issues Challenges and Opportunities. Editor(s): Ronald R. Sims, William & Mary.

Published 2011

The primary purpose of this book is to stimulate dialogue and discussion about the most effective ways of teaching ethics. Contributors to the book focus on approaches and methodologies and lessons learned that are having an impact in leading students to confront with accountability and understanding the bases of their ethical thinking, the responsibilities they have to an enlarged base of stakeholders (whose needs and interests often are conflicting), and their stewardship to use their talents responsibility not only in fulfilling an enterprise's economic goals but also to recognize the impact of their actions on both individuals and larger society.

The primary audiences for the book are those individuals responsible for teaching management, especially those with responsibilities for teaching business ethics. But the book is also designed for practicing managers, for these managers have among their most important responsibilities the development of people in their organizations who have the integrity, values, and competences to be effective managers of economic resources while at the same time to recognize the roles of their enterprise in shaping society.

Chapter 1: Too Bad for Kant: Lessons of Experience with the Three Questions Foundational to Teaching Business Ethics – Steven Olson. Chapter 2: Business Ethics Curriculum Development: Balancing Idealism and Realism – Johannes Brinkmann and Ronald R. Sims. Chapter 3: Business Ethics Teaching: Working to Develop an Effective Learning Climate – Ronald R. Sims. Chapter 4: Putting Career Morality on the Agenda of Business Students: How One Could Use a Play and Survey Results for Triggering Moral Reflection – Johannes Brinkmann Chapter 5: Teaching Business Ethics via Dialogue and Conversation – Ronald R. Sims. Chapter 6: Once More with Feeling: Integrating Emotion in Teaching Business Ethics—Educational Implications from Cognitive Neuroscience & Social Psychology – Christopher P. Adkins. Chapter 7: Using Writing to Teach Business Ethics: One Approach – Ronald R. Sims. Chapter 8: Reflection through Debriefing in Teaching Business Ethics: Completing the Learning Process in Experiential Learning Exercises – Ronald R. Sims and William I. Sauser, Jr. Chapter 9: Auburn University’s Management Ethics Program – Achilles A. Armenakis. Chapter 10: Teaching Business Ethics at a Distance to Executive MBA Students – William I. Sauser, Jr. Chapter 11: Rethinking Ethics Training: New Approaches to Enhance Effectiveness – John C. Knapp. Chapter 12: Beyond the Classroom: Business Ethics Training Programs for Professionals – William I. Sauser, Jr. About the Authors.