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ERIC Number: EJ797925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
"Choose the Future Wisely": Supporting Better Ethics through Critical Thinking
Meisel, Steven I.; Fearon, David S.
Journal of Management Education, v30 n1 p149-176 2006
Most people learn and internalize their sense of ethical behavior many years before they assume positions of organizational responsibility. Continued training in ethics helps to develop new understanding and supports ethical behavior. It is also useful to increase the cognitive skills of executives making decisions affecting firms and stakeholders. One key to ethical executive decision making is the further development of critical thinking skills. This article looks at the relationship between critical thinking, organizational uncertainty, and ethical behavior. It also describes an instructional design using a series of business vignettes for executive action with uncertain functional and ethical outcomes. (Five appendixes include: (1) Strategy Under Uncertainty; (2) Ethical Decision-Making Checklist; (3) Vignettes; (4) Super-Streamlined Conception Of Critical Thinking; and (5) Questions for Debriefing. Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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