Business ethics competencies: controversies, contexts, and implications for business ethics training

Cramm, David and Erwee, Ronel (2015) Business ethics competencies: controversies, contexts, and implications for business ethics training. In: International business ethics and growth opportunities. Advances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage. Business Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey PA, USA, pp. 201-223. ISBN 9781466674196

Abstract

This chapter aims to discuss the divergent views of 102 practitioners and academics about business ethics competencies and potential implications for business ethics training. It presents, first, an introduction to the nature of the misalignment between academia and industry and, second, business ethics training issues and controversies. Next, the two phases of the research, including document analysis and a survey in Canada and the US, are noted. When considering practitioner needs, potentially over- or under-emphasized competencies are identified by means of a survey to shed light on the extent of this misalignment, so that future instructional efforts can focus on increasing content considered by practitioners to be under-emphasized, while reducing the content considered to be over- emphasized. Finally,a proposed business ethics competency model is provided, as well as a comprehensive content selection model for business ethics development, designed and recommended for business ethics practitioners and academics.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to chapter due to publisher's copyright policy.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 06:08
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 04:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: business ethics training; business ethics competencies; business ethics competency model; practitioner needs
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150311 Organisational Behaviour
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7419-6
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/26858

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