OpenStax CNX

Sections
You are here: Home » Content » Business Ethics

About: Business Ethics

Collection type: Course

Course by: William Frey. E-mail the author

Based on: Corporate Governance by William Frey, Jose A. Cruz-Cruz

View the content: Business Ethics

Metadata

Name: Business Ethics
ID: col10491
Language: English (en)
Summary: Business Ethics is a derived copy from the Corporate Governance course previously published in Connexions. While many courses using this title place emphasis on applying classical philosophical and ethical theory, this course's approach is decidedly interdisciplinary and practical. It is not designed as a socio-humanistic elective, a service philosophy course, or even an applied philosophical ethics course but as a laboratory, skills-based course where students develop, practice, and refine decision-making and problem-solving strategies that they will carry with them into the world of business practice. Emphasis has been placed on responding to the four ethical themes identified by the AACSB ethics task force: Ethical Leadership, Ethical Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance. Modules include (1) theory building activities (responsibility, rights, virtue), (2) problem specification frameworks emphasizing socio-technical system building and analogies with design, (3) specific modules responding to AACSB ethics themes (moral ecologies, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, and a history of the modern corporation) and (4) modules that provide the course with a capstone, integrative experience (Business Ethics Bowl, Social Impact Statement Reports, and Corporate Ethics Compliance Officer Reports). While a quick glance shows that this collection holds more modules than can possibly be covered in a single semester, this approach gives the user flexibility as to the method used for integrating ethics into the business administration curriculum. Modules can be recombined into different standalone courses such as business ethics, business/government/society, or environment of organizations. Since each module can be covered independently, they can be integrated into the business administration curriculum as specific interventions in mainstream business courses in areas like accounting, finance, management, information systems, human resources or office administration. (In fact many have been written for and tested in these circumstances.) Business Ethics has been developed through the NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.
Collection Subtype: Course
Subject: Business, Science and Technology, Humanities, Social Sciences
Keywords: Business, Corporate Governance, EAC Toolkit, Ethical Decision-Making, Ethical Leadership, Ethics, Social Responsibility
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 2.0

Authors: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)
Copyright Holders: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)
Maintainers: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu)

Latest version: 1.9 (history)
First publication date: Nov 19, 2007 3:51 pm US/Central
Last revision to collection: Jan 2, 2009 10:31 am US/Central

Based On: Corporate Governance
Originally By: William Frey (williamjoseph.frey@upr.edu), Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (j.cruz@upr.edu)

Version History

Version: 1.11 Sep 4, 2013 2:31 pm GMT-5 by William Frey
Changes:
Added disclaimer for Amazon reprintings.  Also added jcruz in various authoring roles.

Version: 1.10 Aug 29, 2013 12:51 pm GMT-5 by William Frey
Changes:
Added disclaimer

Version: 1.9 Jan 2, 2009 10:31 am US/Central by William Frey Currently viewing this version.
Changes:
Rewrote abstract and changed points in metadata

Version: 1.8 Dec 31, 2008 7:15 am US/Central by William Frey
Changes:
Dropped Incident at Morales module and substituted Responsibility and Incident at Morales module.  Added CECO report module and moved moral ecology module to CSR unit.  Added new module on ethics of risk and Machado case module.

Version: 1.7 Aug 15, 2008 9:24 am GMT-5 by William Frey
Changes:
Added moral ecology module

Version: 1.6 Aug 6, 2008 3:44 pm GMT-5 by William Frey
Changes:
Transferred m15783 (Gilbane Gold) to DM unit.  Minor changes in module order in first two units.

Version: 1.5 Aug 6, 2008 1:47 pm GMT-5 by William Frey
Changes:
1. Added m15627 (Resp and Morales) and m15991 (Writing Cases) to CG Section.  Also changed unit/section title.  2. Transferred m14025 (STS) and m14257 (TX Laptops) to Decision Making unit.  3. Added new modules on history of corporation (m17314) and corporate social responsibility (m17318) to Corporate Social Responsibility Section (Changed unit title).

Version: 1.4 Feb 8, 2008 4:49 am US/Central by William Frey
Changes:
Dropped Integrating SOV into course syllabus.  Added SOV Pre-Test to reflect actual course progression Spring 2008.

Version: 1.3 Feb 1, 2008 5:05 am US/Central by William Frey
Changes:
Added module, Values-Based Decision-Making in Gilbane Gold

Version: 1.2 Dec 15, 2007 6:22 pm US/Central by William Frey
Changes:
Added m15627, Theory Building Activity: Responsibility and Incident at Morales

Version: 1.1 Nov 19, 2007 3:53 pm US/Central by William Frey
Changes:
This is a new course derived from Corporate Governance.  Computing Cases case studies have been added.  New section for cases has been developed.  Structure has been changed to better correspond to AACSB requirements.

How to Reuse and Attribute This Content

If you derive a copy of this content using a OpenStax-CNX account and publish your version, proper attribution of the original work will be automatically done for you.

If you reuse this work elsewhere, in order to comply with the attribution requirements of the license (CC-BY 2.0), you must include

  • the authors' names: William Frey
  • the title of the work: Business Ethics
  • the OpenStax-CNX URL where the work can be found: http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/

See the citation section below for examples you can copy.

How to Cite and Attribute This Content

The following citation styles comply with the attribution requirements for the license (CC-BY 2.0) of this work:

American Chemical Society (ACS) Style Guide:

Frey, W. Business Ethics, OpenStax-CNX Web site. http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/, Jan 2, 2009.

American Medical Assocation (AMA) Manual of Style:

Frey W. Business Ethics [OpenStax-CNX Web site]. January 2, 2009. Available at: http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/.

American Psychological Assocation (APA) Publication Manual:

Frey, W. (2009, January 2). Business Ethics. Retrieved from the OpenStax-CNX Web site: http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/

Chicago Manual of Style (Bibliography):

Frey, William. "Business Ethics." OpenStax-CNX. January 2, 2009. http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/.

Chicago Manual of Style (Note):

William Frey, "Business Ethics," OpenStax-CNX, January 2, 2009, http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/.

Chicago Manual of Style (Reference, in Author-Date style):

Frey, W. 2009. Business Ethics. OpenStax-CNX, January 2, 2009. http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/.

Modern Languages Association (MLA) Style Manual:

Frey, William. Business Ethics. OpenStax-CNX. 2 Jan. 2009 <http://cnx.org/content/col10491/1.9/>.