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Business Ethics and Management Education

A seemingly revolving door of ethics scandals has left behind damaged organizations, broken lives mired in financial and personal ruin, and a society skeptical of its business institutions. It has also left business schools asking what role they might have played in these ethical scandals and what role they can play in the solutions.

This virtual issue offers a wide range of AMLE articles that represent how management education and scholarship collectively have responded to the ethical challenges we face in organizational life. In this issue are treatises that confront the ethical imbroglios in varied ways. A number of provocative critiques of what is taught in our business schools are presented, along with perspectives from thought leaders (in both organizations and the Academy) on the causes of these ethical debacles and the potential path toward a more ethical future. Some scholarship assesses the current state of ethics in management education, helping us to diagnose and tackle the realities of unethical behavior. Other work wrestles with how courses and programs could be better developed, as well as which standards should be advanced. Indeed, what connects these diverse articles is a clear recognition that educational components designed to solve the ethical quandaries we face will require a multifaceted, comprehensive approach.

Virtual Collection Editor: Robert A. Giacalone, Daniels Chair in Business Ethics, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

Alcaraz, J. M., & Thiruvattal, E. 2010. An Interview With Manuel Escudero: The United Nations' Principles for ResponsibleManagement Education: A Global Call for Sustainability. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 9: 542-550.

Akrivou, K., & Bradbury-Huang, H. 2015. Educating Integrated Catalysts: Transforming Business Schools Toward Ethics and Sustainability. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 14: 222-240.

Audi, R. 2009. Objectivity Without Egoism:Toward Balance in Business Ethics. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8: 263-274.

Baden, D. 2014. Look on the Bright Side: A Comparison of Positive and Negative Role Models in Business Ethics Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13: 154-170.

Beenen, G., & Pinto, J. 2009. Resisting Organizational-Level Corruption: An Interview With Sherron Watkins. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8: 275-289.

Cameron, K. 2006. Good or Not Bad: Standards and Ethics in Managing Change. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 317-323.

Champoux, J. E.  2006. At the Cinema: Aspiring to a Higher Ethical Standard. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 386-390.

Evans, J. M., Treviño, L. K., & Weaver, G. R. 2006. Who's in the Ethics Driver's Seat? Factors Influencing Ethics in the MBA Curriculum. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 278-293.

Giacalone, R. A., & Promislo, M. D. 2013. Broken When Entering: The Stigmatization of Goodness and Business Ethics Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 12: 86-101.

Gentile, M. C., & Samuelson, J. F. 2005. Keynote Address to the AACSB International Deans Conference, February 10, 2003: The State of Affairs for Management Education and Social Responsibility. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4: 496-505.

Ghoshal, S. 2005. Bad Management Theories Are Destroying Good Management Practices. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 4: 75-91.

Giacalone, R. A. 2007. Taking a Red Pill to Disempower Unethical Students: Creating Ethical Sentinels in Business Schools. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 6: 534-542.

Giacalone, R. A., & Thompson, K. R. 2006. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility Education: Shifting the Worldview. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 266-277.

Hanson, W. R., & Moore, J. R. 2014. Business Student Moral Influencers: Unseen Opportunities for Development? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 13: 525-546.

Hartman, E. M.  2006. Can We Teach Character? An Aristotelian Answer. Academy of Management Learning & Education,  5: 68-81.

Henle, C. A.  2006. Bad Apples or Bad Barrels? A Former CEO Discusses the Interplay of Person and Situation With Implications for Business Education. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 346-355.

Jacobs, D.C.  2012. Dialogue on Locke's Business Ethics.  Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8: 259-262.

Kashyap, R., Mir, R., & Iyer, E. 2006. Toward a Responsive Pedagogy: Linking Social Responsibility to Firm Performance Issues in the Classroom. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 366-376.

Locke, E. A.  2006. Business Ethics: A Way Out of the Morass. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 324-332.

McCabe, D. L., Butterfield, K. D., & Treviño, L. K.  2006. Academic Dishonesty in Graduate Business Programs: Prevalence, Causes, and Proposed Action. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 294-305.

Michaelson, C. 2016. A Novel Approach to Business Ethics Education: Exploring How to Live and Work in the 21st Century. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 15:, 588-606.

Moberg, D. J 2006.  Best Intentions, Worst Results: Grounding Ethics Students in the Realities of Organizational Context. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 307-316.

Nelson, J. K., Poms, L.W., & Wolf, P. P. 2012. Developing Efficacy Beliefs for Ethics and Diversity Management. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11: 49-68.

Neubaum, D. O., Pagell, M., Drexler, Jr., J. A., Mckee-Ryan, F. M., & Larson, E. 2009. Business Education and Its Relationship to Student Personal Moral Philosophies and Attitudes Toward Profits: An Empirical Response to Critics. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8: 9-24.

Parnell, J. A., Dent, E. B., & Allison, J. 2009. Philosophy, Ethics, and Capitalism: An Interview With BB&T Chairman John Allison. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 8: 587-596.

Pless, N. M., Maak, T., & Stahl, G. K.  2011. Developing Responsible Global Leaders Through International Service-Learning Programs: The Ulysses Experience. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 10: 237-260.

Rasche, A., Gilbert, D. U., & Schedel, I. 2013. Cross-Disciplinary Ethics Education in MBA Programs: Rhetoric or Reality? Academy of Management Learning & Education, 12: 71-85.

Rutherford, M. A., Parks, L., Cavazos, D. E., & White, C. D. 2012. Business Ethics as a Required Course: Investigating the Factors Impacting the Decision to Require Ethics in the Undergraduate Business Core Curriculum. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 11: 174-186.

Samuelson, J. 2006. The New Rigor: Beyond the Right Answer.  Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 356-365.

Waddock, S. 2006. Forging a Path for Ethics and Business in Society. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 5: 334-345.

Waddock, S. 2007. Leadership Integrity in a Fractured Knowledge World.  Academy of Management Learning & Education, 6: 543-557

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