TitleTeaching corporate social responsibility, human rights and corruption: A survey of 343 faulty at the top 20 business schools in the Financial Times global MBA rankings
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHanlon, R.J., & Frost S.
JournalJournal of Business Ethics Education

The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not business school, specifically the environment, serves to facilitate or impede upon students’ learning experience of business ethics.  Hanlon and Frost’s approach is grounded in the theory of constructivists learning in that they hypothesize that business education programs are not conducive to the learning of corporate social responsibility, human rights, and corruption.  Based on the results from a questionnaire, the researchers found that the educators of business studies held a limited understanding of human right and corruption.  The authors argue that the lack of commitment to social justice and ethics within the business curriculum will only continue ineffectively expose and teach students about how the possible negative impact of their business decisions.