Ethics in Business Education



All modern societies have institutions and organizations, giving them order, and to instill discipline in their citizens to behave in the manner socially desired. As we have already shown however, this is not sufficient. For a society to function and for productive forces to develop, the appropriate social capital for the type of system order and economic stage of development must be available. This depends greatly on the attitudes of people required for societal or community cooperation. Norms, values and morality are important here, including attitudes towards the political and economic system. The attitudes of people in a society to the economically relevant activities have been paid as little attention by economic science as the existence of general economic knowledge.

The way the world is viewed is also influencing people's behavior. Ideas and attitudes, including moral values, must be demonstrated and educated. The early socialization phase plays an important role in the moral behavior of a person. For example, schooling has had a great influence on the ethical-cognitive development of human beings as has been empirically proven. In this respect, economic academies have a special responsibility.


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  1. 1.University of Applied ScienceHochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des SaarlandesSaarbrückenGermany

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