CHAPTER 2

Teaching Ethics in Business Policy (Strategy) Courses

Michael E. Cafferky

Southern Adventist University

Introduction

This chapter will make the case that the business policy (strategy) course is not only an appropriate place to engage students in discussions of ethical issues, but it is also one of the best places to do this. To explore this topic, the chapter will first review some of the reasons why some scholars might consider ethics not appropriate for a strategy course. Representing this point of view is important when considering the scope of a typical strategy course. Next we will put forward the case that ethics is appropriate for the business strategy course. It demonstrates that ethical values cannot be separated from the ...

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