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Understanding the ethical decisions and behaviours of Hong Kong business managers: an implication for business ethics education

Che‐fai Lam (Department of Business Administration, Hong Kong Shue Yan College)

Management Research News

ISSN: 0140-9174

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

Posits that Western business schools have placed significant emphasis on business ethics, and many have made this topic a compulsory part of their curricula. Reckons the failure of so many business‐school trained professionals (particularly MBA graduates), to observe the tenants of this discipline, however, places the effectiveness of these syllabi in question. Wonders whether business ethics as it is presently taught, does not fit into the capitalist economy, and therefore fails to influence highly‐educated professionals? Questions if many business school graduates ignore their ethics classes and therefore never really learn what they should have learned. Proposes the question to be answered, therefore, concerns the influence of business ethics courses beyond the examination hall: do business ethics courses have any influence on the workplace environment?

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Lam, C. (2004), "Understanding the ethical decisions and behaviours of Hong Kong business managers: an implication for business ethics education", Management Research News, Vol. 27 No. 10, pp. 69-77. https://doi.org/10.1108/01409170410784329

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