Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 223–229 | Cite as

Pygmalion effect: An issue for business education and ethics

  • Michael S. Lane
  • Dietrich Schaupp
  • Barbara Parsons
Article

Abstract

This study reports the results of a survey designed to assess the impact of business education on the ethical beliefs of business students. The study examines the beliefs of graduate and undergraduate students about ethical behavior in educational settings. The investigation indicates that the behavior which students learn or perceive is required to succeed in business schools may run counter to the ethical sanctions of society and the business community.

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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Lane
    • 1
  • Dietrich Schaupp
    • 1
  • Barbara Parsons
    • 1
  1. 1.Management Department, College of Business and EconomicsWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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