CHAPTER 13

Teaching Ethics in Career Management

Olusegun Babalola and Ifedapo Adeleye

Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University

Introduction

An individual’s career affects and is affected by almost all aspects of his or her life, therefore applying ethical reasoning and decision making to the way people manage their careers, as well as how organizations manage the careers of those in their employ, is important. Similarly, ethics is universal and permeates all aspects of life (Maxwell 2005). Thus, individuals should learn to not only make self-serving career decisions but also need to consider the effects that their career choices have on others within and outside their organizations. Organizations should also ensure that whatever career ...

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