CHAPTER 8

Teaching Ethics in Supply Chain Management

Gerald Burch, Walter Kendall, and Joanna Shaw

Tarleton State University

Introduction

Strong ethical standards and actions are needed now more than ever before. Dealing with unethical and illegal activities within the business environment is a problem that no business can afford to take lightly. This is illustrated by the dramatic negative impacts on society and corporate performance due to misconduct within corporations (both intentional and unintentional) (Withers and Ebrahimpour 2012). In today’s global business environment, the impact of corruption, high taxes, and intense competition is making firms more vulnerable to unethical or illegal practices both within their native country and overseas. ...

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