Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 1201–1209

Women, Ethics, and MBAs

  • Cheryl MacLellan
  • John Dobson
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1017974022490

Cite this article as:
MacLellan, C. & Dobson, J. Journal of Business Ethics (1997) 16: 1201. doi:10.1023/A:1017974022490

Abstract

We argue that the declining female enrollment in graduate business schools is a manifestation of gender bias in business education. The extant conceptual foundation of business education is one which views business activity in terms of a game with fixed and wholly material objectives. This concept betrays an underlying value system that reflects a male orientation. Business education is not merely amoral, therefore, but is gender biased. We suggest that business educators adopt a broadened behavioral rubric. Virtue-ethics theory provides such a rubric.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheryl MacLellan
    • 1
  • John Dobson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationCalifornia Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoU.S.A