1st Edition

Business Ethics New Challenges for Business Schools and Corporate Leaders

By Paul E Peterson, O.C. Ferrell Copyright 2005

    The many recent high profile corporate scandals highlight the need for companies to do a better job of integrating ethics and responsibility into business decisions - and for business schools to integrate ethics awareness and training into their curricula. This volume sets the agenda for business ethics and corporate responsibility in the future. It brings together ideas, challenges, and proposed solutions for thinking about - and implementing - effective ethics programs in business schools and business organizations. Edited by two highly regarded business educators, and featuring contributions by leading scholars and administrators, Business Ethics: New Challenges for Business Schools and Corporate Leaders covers all dimensions of ethical decision making - individual, organizational, and societal. The thirteen original chapters offer new and emerging perspectives for creating ethical business leadership and developing organizational ethics initiatives.

    1. A Framework for Understanding Organizational Ethics, O.C. Ferrell; 2. Personal Moral Codes and the Hunt-Vitell Theory of Ethics: Why Do People's Ethical Judgments Differ? Shelby D. Hunt and Scott J. Vitell; 3. Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? Challenges to Business Ethics and Corporate Leadership, Patricia H. Werhane; 4. Corporate Governance and Ethical Leadership, Debbie Thorne McAlister and O.C. Ferrell; 5. Ethical Leadership and Creating Value for Stakeholders, R. Edward Freeman; 6. Mindfulness and Integrity: The Ongoing Challenge of Leadership Development, Sandra Waddock; 7. Benchmarking Student Attitudes Regarding Ethical Issues, Robert A. Peterson and Gerald Albaum; 8. Auditor Independence and the Scope of CPA Services: Roots and Recent Developments, Gary John Previts; 9. System Design: New Frontier for Ethical Leadership, Marjorie Kelly; 10. Ethical Leadership for Improved Corporate Governance and Better Business Education, Gene R. Laczniak and Patrick E. Murphy; 11. Why Ethics and Profits Can and Must Work Together in Business, Donald P. Robin; 12. Denial and Leadership in Business Ethics Education, Diane L. Swanson and William C. Frederick; 13. Reflections, Robert A. Peterson


    Paul E Peterson, O.C. Ferrell