Using Inside Job to Teach Business Ethics
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This article recommends the film Inside Job as an effective teaching tool for illustrating the ethical issues that surrounded the global financial crisis of 2008 and the subsequent economic downturn. The study discusses issues such as the revolving door, conflicts of interest, fiduciary duty, executive compensation, and financial regulation. The presentation of each ethical issue comprises suggested questions, background information, and guides to specific sections of the film. An overview of the film is provided as well.
KeywordsConflicts of interest Executive compensation Fiduciary duty Financial crisis Financial regulation Inside Job Revolving door Teaching business ethics
Chief executive officer
Collateralized debt obligation
Commodity Futures Modernization Act
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Credit default swap
Securities and Exchange Commission
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