Sowing the seeds for ethical business leadership through business education

Hélène De Burgh-Woodman, Amitav Saha, Kimera Somasundram, Angela Torrisi

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In an era that has seen events involving ethical misconduct by prominent business leaders, there is renewed attention around the issue of how and where business leaders acquire their ethical orientation. In this chapter, the authors argue that business education is an influential foundation upon which an ethical orientation is developed and offers an opportunity to be a primary focus for responding to the pressing need for strong ethical leadership in business. The chapter extends existing research in business ethics to present the novel possibility of situating ethics alongside technical competencies since this will assist in the training of business leaders who are needed equipped or armed with their skills, including those soft skills, to meet contemporary business challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Law and Ethics
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781466681965
ISBN (Print)1466681950, 9781466681958
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2015
Externally publishedYes


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