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Liu, Xin – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
The purpose of the present study was to explore whether professional skepticism can be learned in a classroom setting, an issue that has received scant attention in the prior literature. A questionnaire was administered to students enrolled either in the accounting program or in the business administration program of a large college in China. The…
Descriptors: Accounting, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Business Administration Education
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Edelson, Steven A.; Senk, C. Chase; Stock, Karen L. – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
Management education is an oft-criticized subject, with practitioners and scholars alike offering suggestions for improvement. A gap still exists in how management theory is introduced to students. The authors describe how their business school redesigned its undergraduate curriculum with an embodiment of three distinguishing characteristics:…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Curriculum Design
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Sebastianelli, Rose – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
The basic business statistics course is ideal for incorporating multiple objectives related to program learning goals common at most business schools. Along with quantitative reasoning skills, activities are described that allow the measurement of student outcomes related to oral communication and ethics. Strategies include the hidden curriculum…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Business Administration Education, Statistics, Thinking Skills
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Blewitt, Joan M.; Parsons, Amy; Shane, Jordana M. Y. – Journal of Education for Business, 2018
Business schools today must implement teaching approaches that develop graduates who are ethical, socially responsible, and globally aware. One approach to achieving this goal is to implement mission consistent curriculum. The authors describe the process of developing a service learning project administered in a business communications course at…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Business Communication, Communication Skills, Skill Development
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Elias, Rafik Z. – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
Cheating is an epidemic in higher education. The author examined the psychological variable of academic entitlement and its relationship with the ethical perception of cheating using a sample of business students. Contrary to some previous research, the author found that millennials were only slightly more academically entitled than students from…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Cheating, Ethics
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Aguirre, Grant; Hyman, Michael R.; Goudge, Darrell; Genchev, Stefan; Carrell, Amy; Hamilton, Corey – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
Within the context of a transformative learning field experiment, the ethical ideologies of marketing majors, logistics majors, and nonbusiness majors were found to differ. Based on this finding, a field experiment was conducted to determine the effect (if any) that ethics instruction has on marketing and logistics majors versus nonbusiness…
Descriptors: Ethics, Marketing, Majors (Students), Transformative Learning
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Popoola, Ifeoluwa; Garner, Bart; Ammeter, Anthony; Krey, Nina; Beu Ammeter, Danielle; Schafer, Stuart – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
Extant research on academic cheating primarily focuses on the impact of honor codes on academic cheating. However, the influence of ethics institutionalization is curiously missing in past research. The authors developed and validated a structural equations model in the R programming language to examine the impact of formal (explicit) and informal…
Descriptors: Ethics, Institutional Characteristics, Cheating, Academic Achievement
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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham – Journal of Education for Business, 2017
Higher education institutes are facing increasing pressure to ensure that graduates are equipped with the right set of attributes that will make them desirable to potential employers. To deal with this pressure, universities have for some time been embedding employability attributes into their curriculum through classroom-based teaching and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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Van Auken, Stuart – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
The author sought to determine whether business faculty values and background can discriminate between a yes or no response to the introduction of an ethically challenged product. The results reveal that two competing views of the enterprise (stakeholder vs. stockholder) along with a faculty member's departmental membership do discriminate in the…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Faculty, Values, Ethics
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Betta, Michela – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
Team-based learning (TBL) was applied within a third-year unit of study about ethics and management with the aim of enhancing students' teamwork skills. A survey used to collect students' opinions about their experience with TBL provided insights about how TBL helped students to develop an appreciation for teamwork and team collaboration. The team…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Cooperative Learning, Units of Study, Ethics
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Burrus, Robert T.; Jones, Adam T.; Schuhmann, Peter W. – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
University students' latent attitudes toward capitalism were quantified and used to predict self-reported cheating behaviors. Results suggest that the relationship between student academic dishonesty and attitudes toward capitalism are complex. Students indicating a strong degree of risk aversion are less likely to report cheating behaviors.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, College Students, Social Systems, Prediction
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Tsui, Anna Po Yung; Ngo, Hang-Yue – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
The authors examined how three social-motivational factors--approachability of teacher, relationship goal of students, and perception of cheating norms--affect the cheating behavior of business students in China and Hong Kong. It was found that the relationship goal of students and perceived cheating norms were significant predictors of their…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Motivation, Foreign Countries, Cheating
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Louren├žo, Fernando; Sappleton, Natalie; Cheng, Ranis – Journal of Education for Business, 2015
The authors examined the following questions: Does gender influence the ethicality of enterprise students to a greater extent than it does nascent entrepreneurs? If this is the case, then is it due to factors associated with adulthood such as age, work experience, marital status, and parental status? Sex-role socialization theory and moral…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Ethics, Values, Gender Differences
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Celuch, Kevin; Saxby, Carl; Oeding, Jill – Journal of Education for Business, 2015
The authors explore the influence of counterfactual thoughts in triggering the emotions of regret and disappointment in ethical decision making. Counterfactual thinking involves examining possible outcomes to events and is often explored in what-if scenarios. Findings support that subjects were able to transfer regret (but not disappointment)…
Descriptors: Ethics, Decision Making, Intention, Emotional Response
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Cory, Suzanne N. – Journal of Education for Business, 2015
Cases of unethical business practices and technical failures have been extensively reported. It seems that actions are often taken by individuals with little apparent concern for those affected by their negative outcomes, which can be described as moral disengagement. This study investigates levels of moral disengagement demonstrated by business…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Science Education, Undergraduate Students, Moral Issues
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