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