Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 17, Issue 12, pp 1325–1335

Challenges in Teaching Business Ethics: Using Role Set Analysis of Early Career Dilemmas

  • Janet S. Adams
  • Claudia Harris
  • Susan S. Carley

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005784303157

Cite this article as:
Adams, J.S., Harris, C. & Carley, S.S. Journal of Business Ethics (1998) 17: 1325. doi:10.1023/A:1005784303157


Emphasis in business ethics texts and courses has generally focused on corporate and other relatively high-level ethical issues. However, business school graduates in early career stages report ethical dilemmas involving individual-level decisions, often including influence attempts from one or more members of their work role sets. This paper proposes the use of role set analysis as a pedagogical technique for helping individuals to anticipate and deal with early-career ethical issues.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998

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  • Janet S. Adams
  • Claudia Harris
  • Susan S. Carley

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