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ERIC Number: EJ894425
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Michael Novak's "Business as a Calling" as a Vehicle for Addressing Ethical and Policy Concerns in a Business Law Course
Murphy, Tonia Hap
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v25 n1 p17-49 Win-Spr 2008
This article describes the author's experience of incorporating Michael Novak's "Business as a Calling: Work and the Examined Life" into a Business Law course. The author views it as a positive addition to the course, one that may be of interest to her colleagues at other institutions. Accordingly, after an overview of Novak's analysis in "Business as a Calling," this article details the book's integration into the course and evaluates the extent to which it enhanced student learning. The article addresses how such an addition to the undergraduate business law course may be of interest to the author's Academy of Legal Studies in Business colleagues, who teach at a broad range of institutions, some public, some private, many secular, some with religious affiliations of various types. This article makes other points of broad interest: that substantial ethics reading outside the business law textbook may be a useful adjunct to the Business Law course, that this reading should be tailored to the particular mission of the institution, and that the Business Law course can play an important part in an integrated business education. The final section of the article suggests alternative readings that might serve similar pedagogical purposes at secular institutions. (Contains 3 tables and 88 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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