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This book examines business education from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities, specifically sociology and ethics. In particular, it offers the rare combination of liberal arts and business management education which is used to investigate how aspects of business education might be responsible for and connected to the distribution of wealth that currently dominates the global economy.

Through interviews with business ethics faculty members, students, and graduates around the world, as well as attendance in business ethics classes and examination of classroom materials, the author presents patterns of theory, perspectives and outcomes from culturally and geographically diverse business schools. This research provides insights into how business ethics educators are responding to the growing diversity in student populations and the dual crises of environmental destruction and lack of ethical stewardship.

The book also discusses alternative discourses within business schools and makes recommendations for future improvements.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. A Qualitative Study of Business Ethics: A Sociologist Walks into a Business School

Abstract
This chapter discusses why this is an opportune time to examine the dominant and alternative discourses in business ethics and business culture and how engaging a variety of cultural perspectives is an essential component of any ongoing evaluation of theory. It also discusses the theoretical basis of the analysis and summarizes the findings of the study.
Mary Godwyn

Chapter 2. Management Theory and Business Education: Is Business Behavior Anti-social Behavior?

Abstract
This chapter focuses on how assumptions prevalent in management theory influence business education and business culture, how this theoretical orientation affects the ethical development, standards, and conduct of those who identify with business culture, and the social impact of the resulting business practices.
Mary Godwyn

Chapter 3. Putting Ethics in Business

Abstract
This chapter considers the connections and disconnections between business ethics as taught in business schools and business culture and practice.
Mary Godwyn

Chapter 4. Diversity in Business: Is It Still a White (Heterosexual, Christian, Western-Educated) Man’s World?

Abstract
This chapter explores the demographics and diversity of business schools: students, faculty members, authors, and course materials.
Mary Godwyn

Chapter 5. Alternative and Critical Perspectives in Business Ethics

Abstract
This chapter examines alternative perspectives manifest in course materials and pedagogical methods employed to critically evaluate the theoretical assumptions and common pedagogical techniques that are prevalent in business ethics.
Mary Godwyn

Chapter 6. Is Change Possible or What Changes Are Already Underway?

Abstract
This chapter examines how various cultures and subcultures have adopted elements of virtuous behavior, how these behaviors can become normative, and how this is relevant to business ethics and business culture.
Mary Godwyn

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