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  • 1. Ethics Education
    • Significance and Impact
    • Group 3
  • 2. Ethics
    • “ You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
  • 3. Business Ethics
    • The application of general ethical concepts to the unique situations confronted in business. It asks what is right or wrong behavior in business and what principles or rules can be used as guidance in business situations.
  • 4. 1
    • What are the main factors encouraging business Ethics education and what are the main barriers to its further development and expansion ?
  • 5. Favouring the cause
    • Diminishing corporate values
    • Increasing scandals
    • Prevention of wrong notions
    • a, Self interest
    • b, Profit motto alone
    • c, Needless moral responsibility
  • 6. Barriers
    • Morality already fixed
    • Abstract, ambiguous, subjective, doctrinaire.
    • Preachy and philosophical
    • Ambiguity regarding approach
  • 7. 2
    • To what extend can business education cause or prevent ethical infractions in business? Give arguments for and against
  • 8. In favour
    • Method of moral reasoning through complex issues
    • Defines appropriate behavior
    • Establishes organizational values
    • Nurtures individual responsibility
    • Develops accountability
    • Relates consequences
  • 9. Against
    • Overriding personal values
    • Highly theoretical
    • Window dressing
    • Unconnected to mainstream
  • 10. 3
    • Give the importance of situational factors in shaping ethical decision making, what are the limitations caused by business ethics courses that focus on individual students? How would you design a course to focus primarily on situational issues?
  • 11.
    • Affected by situations
    • Find Justifications
    • a, Doctrine of relative filth
    • b, Self deception
    • c, End justifies means
    • d, Only alternative
  • 12. limitations
    • Abstract
    • Ambiguous
    • Subjective
    • Doctrinaire
    • Preachy
    • Philosophical
    • Uncertain results
  • 13. Design
    • Answer the following questions
    • Is something wrong ? Personally, interpersonally or socially?
    • Does the issue go beyond institutional concerns?
    • What are the relevant facts of the case?
  • 14.
    • Which option produces the most good and the least harm?
    • Will everyone’s rights and dignity still be respected
    • Which option is fair to all stake holders?
  • 15.
    • Would you want to become the sort of person who acts this way?
    • Which option is the best to have?
    • If you have to make your decision again would you do the same again?
  • 16. If we want to produce people who share the values of a democratic culture, they must be taught those values and not be left to acquire them by chance. Cal Thomas, The Death of Ethics in America
  • 17. Thankyou
    • Giri
    • Varun
    • Shanthi
    • Rahul
    • Sandip
    • Praveen
    • Priya
    • Akhil