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A Plea for the Importance of Business Ethics Education for Future Managers in an International Competitive Environment


  • Marian NÃSTASE

    () (The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)

  • Diana Corina GLIGOR – CIMPOIERU

    () (West University of Timi?oara, Romania)


Nowadays all around the globe managers are working in an ever increasingly competitive environment and their education and formation should take into account the new challenges posed by the traits of this kind environment. Though this article we try to underline the importance of business ethics education which with its various subjects, including corporate social responsibility, begins to play an important role in the education process of future managers all over the world, as a new way for approaching problems that arise in this international business environment characterises as being highly competitive for limited resources. We will analyse the roots and the premises that determined this need for change in the approach of future manager’s education, the benefits and challenges associated to this change, and we will set the premises for an analysis of the level at which this need for business ethics education for managers is understood and taken into account by the Romanian business and economics curriculum in universities.

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  • Marian NÃSTASE & Diana Corina GLIGOR – CIMPOIERU, 2013. "A Plea for the Importance of Business Ethics Education for Future Managers in an International Competitive Environment," REVISTA DE MANAGEMENT COMPARAT INTERNATIONAL/REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE MANAGEMENT, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 14(2), pages 191-201, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:rmcimn:v:14:y:2013:i:2:p:191-201

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    1. Solomon, Robert C., 1992. "Corporate Roles, Personal Virtues: An Aristotelean Approach to Business Ethics," Business Ethics Quarterly, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(03), pages 317-339, July.
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    3. Cubie Lau, 2010. "A Step Forward: Ethics Education Matters!," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 92(4), pages 565-584, April.
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    business ethics; business ethics education; business curriculum; awareness of business ethics issues; ethical decision-making.;

    JEL classification:

    • A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • M14 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Corporate Culture; Diversity; Social Responsibility


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