Fundamental Concepts

RATIONALE

In building essential knowledge of the interplay of markets, ethics, and law, fundamental concepts lay the groundwork for a business ethics and anti-corruption curriculum. Fundamental concepts explore the requirements for a “morally articulate” solution to managemen...
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LEARNING METHODS

Having completed the module, students will have ethical decision-making skills to:

  • Frame ethical issues: One study found that case study participants “who faced a potential fine cheated more, not less than those who faced no sanctions. With n...
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STUDY QUESTIONS
  1. What advice would Friedman (“The Social Responsibility of Business”) and Allen (“Our Schizophrenic Conception”) give to Curt, the Executive Vice President of “Curem Pharmaceutical?” Do you agree with Friedman or Allen? Use ethical methods and fiduciary ...
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CORE LITERATURE
Anti-Corruption: Implementing Curriculum Change in Management Education
Successful businesses are built on trust. Employees and colleagues need to trust one another and they need to deserve and receive trust from customers and suppliers. Anti-Corruption provides resources for building trust through the implementation of comprehensive guidelines on how to professionalize...

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Africa’s business schools must champion anti-corruption education
Corruption touches our lives every day. It happens across the private sector as well as the public service in the realms of housing, education, health and agriculture. Its influence reaches dangerously further, too: it directly threatens sustainable development. Corruption takes many forms. This ...

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Additional Literature
The Anthropology of Corruption
The social importance of corruption and its complex nature have led management scholars to study the phenomenon. However, they have largely ignored the research conducted by anthropologists on the matter. The aim of this article is to provide a critical review of the anthropological literature on co...

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ADDITIONAL LITERATURE
Addressing Corruption Together
Covers basics such as concepts, measures, empirical results, and success stories, with a practical and positive focus. Describes how to "convene" local and international partners to combine their knowledge and creativity....

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Core Literature
Corruption explained
The ICC provides a definition of corruption, its constituent elements of bribery, bribe solicitation and extortion, as well as explanation of private-to-private bribery and the role of SMEs in the fight against corruption. ...

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Core Concepts
Legal Ethics, a Need for the Good Administration of Justice
In line with the justice element of this module, this paper looks at the ethic of laws and the personal and ethical challenges faced by jurists. ...

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