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ERIC Number: EJ797940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Unsavory Problems at Tasty's: A Role-Play about Whistle-Blowing
Comer, Debra R.; Vega, Gina
Journal of Management Education, v30 n1 p251-269 2006
This article presents a role-play exercise to make the topic of whistle-blowing personally salient to undergraduates. Students identify with the prospective whistle-blower, whose decision affects several stakeholders. The protagonist merely suspects her manager of stealing, until she hears concrete evidence of his thefts from her assistant manager, who does not want to take action. The exercise helps prepare students to decide how to act if they observe workplace wrongdoing, demonstrates that different ethical frameworks may point to different decisions, promotes examination of possible consequences of whistle-blowing, and highlights how organizational factors affect employees' ethical behavior and the outcomes of their behavior. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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