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Business Cannot Be as Usual: Business Ethics Education in India

  • Bhaskarjit NeogEmail author
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Abstract

As a discipline of research and teaching, business ethics is fairly new in India. But given the way it is beginning to proliferate in our higher education, especially in business schools and institutes, and thereby grabbing the attention of general public in last few years, it is important that we look back for a moment and assess its trends and pathways in the broader platform of the normative study of social realities. The present chapter aims to provide a critical overview of the current status of doing business ethics in India while simultaneously undertaking the task of appraising the nuances of comprehending ethics in our larger sociocultural contexts. Focusing our discussion on the heterogeneous relationship between ethics and business on the one hand, and stressing the necessity of recognizing the latter as an activity of proper moral implications on the other, this chapter attempts to analyse and deconstruct the way ethics of business has been taught and perceived in Indian management education. It highlights some of the most glaring mistakes and misconceptions of this discourse in the Indian academia. The chapter also makes a modest effort of critiquing the much-talked-about relationship between business and spirituality towards the end.

Keywords

Business ethics Morality Indian management education Philosophy Business organizations Management institutes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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