Journal of Business Ethics

, Volume 17, Issue 11, pp 1227–1241

Incorporating Ethics into Business Students' Research Projects: A Process Approach

  • Michael Jay Polonsky

DOI: 10.1023/A:1005843400352

Cite this article as:
Polonsky, M.J. Journal of Business Ethics (1998) 17: 1227. doi:10.1023/A:1005843400352


Student research projects involving human intervention are being utilised in more and more business subjects. It therefore is essential that students understand the various ethical issues and implications related to undertaking such projects. As such academics need to integrate an ethical evaluation of student projects. While there are many attempts to "teach" ethics, the literature does not address the issue of including ethics in student research projects. A process by which this can be applied is suggested, which is based on a formal ethics approval process used at one Australian university. While the focus of this paper is student based research projects, the process described could be applied to staff research with minimal modifications, which are identified throughout the paper.

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