Dimensions of Teaching Business Ethics in Asia

  • Stephan Rothlin
  • Parissa Haghirian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Stephan Rothlin, Parissa Haghirian
    Pages 1-6
  3. Theoretical Aspects of Business Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Gerhold K. Becker
      Pages 9-28
  4. Business Ethics in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Kirk O. Hanson, Stephan Rothlin
      Pages 77-89
    3. Peter Verhezen, Peter Verhezen, Peter Verhezen
      Pages 91-104
    4. Jose Maria Ybanez Tomacruz
      Pages 105-118
  5. The Asian Dimension of Teaching Business Ethics

  6. Towards a New Paradigm of Business Ethics in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Henri-Claude de Bettignies
      Pages 169-181

About this book


A growing number of higher education institutions in Asia are now integrating ethics courses  in their curricula. But the challenge remains to develop courses that can effectively reach their objectives, and to create and use teaching materials appropriate to the particular profile of the students and executives in different regions and cultures. In this context, enhancing awareness for ethical dilemmas, proposing frameworks and models to help managers handle difficult choices and demanding decisions - while not being moralistic and imposing values - , and presenting alternative approaches through recent and relevant cases are the main objectives of this book. It examines teaching methods, learning tools and pedagogical methods effective in the teaching of ethics within the particular context of the rich diversity of Asian cultures, and discusses ethics courses curricula, aiming at developing the capacity to deal with a number of issues such as corruption, intellectual property protection, whistle blowing and consumer rights. The relevance and limits of Asian philosophical and spiritual traditions and how their underlying values can be a meaningful aspect in the teaching of ethics to managers and business leaders are explored, as are the benefits and limits of corporate codes of conduct and ways to enhance their effectiveness. A similar approach is taken to the introduction of “oaths” and “ethics pledges” among business students, which has been promoted in some business schools.


Asia Business Ethics Higher Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Rothlin
    • 1
  • Parissa Haghirian
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for International Business EthicsBeijingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Sophia UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36021-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36022-0
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