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Introduction: Why Ethics in Business? (October 1, 2012)

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by Marc Le Menestrel (5/10/2011)

The objectives, methodology, content and organization of the course are presented in detail. A discussion on the role of business in today’s society follows.

In the second part of the class, we learn about values, what they are and how they influence rational behavior. We contrast economic and ethical values to structure the classical approaches to rational behavior and propose a meta-framework to better understand their articulation.

Required readings

Chandler, Geoffrey. The global corporation: provider or parasite? Amnesty International UK Business Group.

Banaji, M.R., Bazerman, M. H., & D. Chugh: “How (Un)Ethical Are You?”, Harvard Business Review, December 2003

Questions to prepare (Between 300 and 500 words): Why do you think people talk about ethics nowadays? and in this MBA? What would you like to learn about ethics in business?

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