It’s that time of year when here at UT (and at colleges all across the country), we are concerned about academic dishonesty in a time of online (or mostly online) education. All teachers fear that despite their own best efforts and the utilization of some technological surveillance devices, it is virtually impossible to prevent cheating […]
Ethics Unwrapped Blog
At an ethics conference in Virginia this year, Cara Biasucci and I met some of the people involved in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s exhibit, State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda, which focuses on propaganda in Germany before and during WWII. Anyone who visits this exhibit, currently on display at the Bullock Texas State […]
La conciencia moral es la habilidad de detectar y apreciar los aspectos de la ética en las decisiones que tomamos.
Guest blogger Tigran Eldred is an Associate Professor of Law at the New England School of Law in Boston. He has a distinguished background as a public defender and civil rights lawyer before he joined academia. However, our particular interest in his contribution relates to his interest in behavioral ethics as it applies to the […]
There is no single correct way to teach business ethics. A common approach combines philosophy and character development. Teachers impart philosophical concepts for resolving difficult ethical issues and encourage students to develop and hone strength of character to give them the means to actually implement the solutions that develop. Any regular reader of this blog […]
La miopía moral es una distorsión de la visión moral que previene que los problemas éticos sean claros y distinguibles.
Happy Ethical Holidays! In his recent book “Drunk Tank Pink,” marketing professor Adam Alter demonstrates how color affects many peoples’ decisions and actions in ways they do not realize or understand. A famous study shows, for example, that men arrested for public intoxication tend to be much less combative if confined in rooms painted pink […]
El concepto de lo tangible y abstracto, en cuanto a la ética del comportamiento, describe cómo reaccionamos a cosas más inmediatas y claras, en vez de cómo reaccionamos a cosas más alejadas en el tiempo y el espacio. Es decir, que no prestamos la atención suficiente a las consecuencias adversas que nuestras acciones tienen sobre los demás.
La ética desvanecida ocurre cuando estamos tan enfocados en otros aspectos de una decisión que sus dimensiones éticas se desvanecen de la vista.
También conocido por el nombre de la “pendiente resbaladiza,” el incrementalismo describe como inconscientemente bajamos nuestros estándares éticos a lo largo del tiempo a través de pequeños cambios en nuestras acciones.
Financial journalist Bethany McLean has co-written two of the best books on recent financial scandals—The Smartest Guys in the Room about the Enron debacle and All the Devils Are Here about the subprime mess. In her blog, McLean recently addressed the question: “Does Jailing Executives Make Much Difference?” Judging from public reaction, jailing white collar […]
In a recent New York Times column, Floyd Norris noted in detail the obvious similarities between the downfall of Arthur Andersen during the Enron debacle and the recent troubles of Standard & Poor’s and other credit rating agencies (CRAs). Arthur Andersen was in an inherent conflict-of-interest situation. Like all auditors, it was paid by its […]
In teaching ethics in a business school, I typically focus upon decision making errors that well-intentioned people make. I do so because I believe that most of my students do have good intentions, as do most people in business. They want to have careers that they can be proud of. But even people of good […]