Most business schools teach business ethics. But many complain that the schools are not teaching enough of it, or do not teach it well, given the many recent cases of mischief in high positions in corporate America. Such a position is naive, personal ethics “made” long before people reach the point of attending a business school. There are ways, however, to think realistically, to protect the causes of corporate malfeasance and against them.

Most business schools teach business ethics. But many complain that the schools are not teaching enough of it, or do not teach it well, given the many recent cases of mischief in high positions in corporate America. Such a position is naive, personal ethics “made” long before people reach the point of attending a business school. There are ways, however, to think realistically, to protect the causes of corporate malfeasance and against them.
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Saul W. Gellerman
Source: Business Horizons
8 pages.
Release Date: 15, May 2003. Prod #: BH090-PDF-ENG
Why Corporations can not control Chicanery HBR case solution