Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 92, Issue 1, pp 1–13

A Ten-Step Model for Academic Integrity: A Positive Approach for Business Schools


DOI: 10.1007/s10551-009-0144-7

Cite this article as:
Caldwell, C. J Bus Ethics (2010) 92: 1. doi:10.1007/s10551-009-0144-7


The problem of academic dishonesty in Business Schools has risen to the level of a crisis according to some authors, with the incidence of reports on student cheating rising to more than half of all the business students. In this article we introduce the problem of academic integrity as a holistic issue that requires creating a␣cultural change involving students, faculty, and administrators in an integrated process. Integrating the extensive literature from other scholars, we offer a ten-step model which can create a positive culture for academic integrity. The successful implementation of a well-crafted academic integrity program can have a positive impact on business schools and improve the reputation of tomorrow’s business leaders.

Key words

teaching business ethics academic dishonesty academic integrity 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.McNeese State UniversityLake CharlesU.S.A.

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