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ERIC Number: ED503710
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 60
Abstractor: As Provided
Embedding Ethics in Business and Higher Education: From Leadership to Management Imperative
Soule, Edward
Business-Higher Education Forum (NJ1)
Prompted by reports of corporate corruption and unethical conduct on college campuses, and spurred by discussions at Forum meetings, the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) committed to developing ideas and strategies to respond to the question of embedding ethics in our businesses and institutions of higher education. This report was framed around aspirations expressed in terms of four objectives: (1) Diagnose the problem of corporate corruption (What went wrong and why); (2) Explain the available options (Determine the strengths and weaknesses of existing approaches to the management and oversight of organizational ethics); and (3) Identify and develop high-impact strategies for improved ethical performance (Identify strategies to embed ethics in the daily activities of an organization); and (4) Apply that strategy to the moral development goals of higher education. It is hoped that the report spurs a different way of thinking about organizational ethics, one in which ethics is elevated to the level of mainstream organizational functions and, accordingly, systematically managed. A listing of significant ethics initiatives and publications is appended. (Contains 69 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Business-Higher Education Forum
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A