ERIC Number: EJ1145481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Teaching Behavioral Ethics: Overcoming the Key Impediments to Ethical Behavior
Schwartz, Mark S.
Journal of Management Education, v41 n4 p497-513 Aug 2017
To better understand the ethical decision-making process and why individuals fail to act ethically, the aim of this article is to explore what are seen as the key impediments to ethical behavior and their pedagogical implications. Using the ethical decision-making process proposed by Rest as an overarching framework, the article examines the following barriers to ethical decision making: improper framing, which can preclude moral awareness; cognitive biases and psychological tendencies, which can hinder reaching proper moral judgments; and moral rationalizations, which can obstruct moral judgments from being translated into moral intentions or ethical behavior. Next, pedagogical exercises and tools for teaching behavioral ethics and ethical decision making are provided. The article concludes with its implications.
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Management Development, Moral Values, Teaching Methods, Guidelines, Behavior Patterns, Moral Development, Psychological Patterns, Business Administration Education, Responsibility, Victims
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