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ERIC Number: ED349194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Ethics in Business Law Courses. Teaching Resource Bulletin No. 2.
Nesteruk, Jeffrey; Risser, David
This essay presents an examination of how the discipline of business law has developed in recent years, and then develops a model of business ethics. Business ethics is defined as the study of the body of common values and perceptions that inform business decision making and infuse its external environment. A four-part framework is suggested for teaching this model to students in a manner that provides them with a way of addressing and focusing their own interests. The four parts of the framework are: (1) ethical theory; (2) institutional frameworks; (3) organizational cultures; and (4) individual moral choice and responsibility. The kinds of issues and materials that might be used to present each of the four topics to students are suggested. A 24-item list of further readings is included. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Commission on College and University Nonprofessional Legal Studies.
Identifiers: Business Law