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EXPLORATION OF PERSONAL ETHICS: AN IN-CLASS CASE EXERCISE FOR BUSINESS ETHICS STUDENTS TO HELP THEM DEVELOP PERSONAL VALUES🔗

EXPLORACIÓN DE LA ÉTICA PERSONAL: UN EJERCICIO DE CASO EN CLASE PARA ESTUDIANTES DE ÉTICA EMPRESARIAL PARA AYUDARLOS A DESARROLLAR VALORES PERSONALES🔗

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Author(s)🔗

Malavika Sundararajan , Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA

https://doi.org/10.35564/jmbe.2021.0007

Abstract🔗

The paper presents an in-class case exercise that aims to help students learn how to apply ethical values in their personal and professional lives. Development of ethical values are often stated in a very simple way and seem easy to apply to objective situations in an ethical course. However, when it comes to having students apply it in their lives, there seems to be a disconnect, due to a level of unawareness of one’s own actions. The exercise is thus designed to help students gain self-awareness of personal practices in different contexts. The exercise will help students develop individual ethical values in each of those contexts especially if their personal practices seem inadequate in helping them achieve their desires. While the immediate audience includes undergraduate and graduate students, it would be a valuable self-exploratory tool to use in any workplace setting to train employees.

Keywords
self-awareness of personal ethical practices, individual values, in-class exercises, business ethics

Resumen🔗

El artículo presenta un ejercicio de caso en clase que tiene como objetivo ayudar a los estudiantes a aprender cómo aplicar los valores éticos en su vida personal y profesional. El desarrollo de valores éticos a menudo se enuncia de una manera muy simple y parece fácil de aplicar a situaciones objetivas en un curso ético. Sin embargo, cuando se trata de que los estudiantes lo apliquen en sus vidas, parece haber una desconexión, debido a un nivel de desconocimiento de las propias acciones. Por tanto, el ejercicio está diseñado para ayudar a los estudiantes a adquirir conciencia de las prácticas personales en diferentes contextos. El ejercicio ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar valores éticos individuales en cada uno de esos contextos, especialmente si sus prácticas personales parecen inadecuadas para ayudarlos a lograr sus deseos. Si bien la audiencia inmediata incluye estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado, sería una valiosa herramienta de autoexploración para usar en cualquier entorno laboral para capacitar a los empleados.

Palabras clave
autoconciencia de las prácticas éticas personales, valores individuales, ejercicios en clase, ética empresarial

Received
9 December 2020

Accepted
3 March 2021

Copyright
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license.

Citation🔗

Sundararajan, M. (2021). Exploration of personal ethics: an in-class case exercise for business ethics students to help them develop personal values. Journal of Management and Business Education, 4(2), x-x. https://doi.org/10.35564/jmbe.2021.0007

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