IS SHORT-TERM THINKING DESTROYING CAPITALISM? VIGNETTES FOR TEACHING BUSINESS ETHICS

Authors

  • Hershey H. Friedman Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • Miriam Gerstein Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • Sholom Schochet Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
  • Sarah Hertz Empire State College, SUNY

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.60154/jaepp.2020.v21n4p515

Keywords:

Business Ethics, Unethical Marketing, Unethical Ethicists, Harassment of Workers, Opioid Epidemic, Marketing of Sugary Beverages, E-cigarettes, Boeing’s 737 Max, Takata Airbags, ExxonMobil, Climate Change

Abstract

This paper will provide faculty who are interested in teaching ethics with several vignettes that may be easily incorporated into any course. The purpose of these real-life, brief vignettes is to encourage students to think about the consequences of decisions. Sometimes, focusing on profits and ignoring the ethical implications may have far-reaching consequences. Whereas some cases used in business ethics courses aim to do this, this paper provides numerous brief vignettes to show the considerable consequences of unethical and neglectful conduct in running an organization.

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Published

2023-04-24

How to Cite

Friedman, H. H., Gerstein, M., Schochet, S., & Hertz, S. (2023). IS SHORT-TERM THINKING DESTROYING CAPITALISM? VIGNETTES FOR TEACHING BUSINESS ETHICS. Journal of Accounting, Ethics & Public Policy, JAEPP, 21(4), 515. https://doi.org/10.60154/jaepp.2020.v21n4p515