Globethics.net collection of educational resources on applied ethics at all levels and across disciplines. At the moment the collection is mainly composed of open educational resources (OER) harvested from a few OER repositories, such as Oasis, OpenStax, and OER@AVU. Find other OER resources worldwide here: OER Metafinder (https://library.gmu.edu/oermetafinder), OER worldmap (https://oerworldmap.org/).

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  • Part I—Dominant and Minority Groups

    Ruth Dunn (2010-03-14)
    Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text is a very, very brief textbook suitable for use as a supplemental or stand-alone text in a college-level minority studies Sociology course. Any instructor who would choose to use this as a stand-alone textbook would need to supply a large amount of statistical data and other pertinent and extraneous Sociological material in order to "flesh-out" fully this course. Each module/unit of Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text contains the text, course objectives, a study guide, key terms and concepts, a lecture outline, assignments, and a reading list.
  • Part II—Race and Ethnicity

    Ruth Dunn (2010-03-14)
    Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text is a very, very brief textbook suitable for use as a supplemental or stand-alone text in a college-level minority studies Sociology course. Any instructor who would choose to use this as a stand-alone textbook would need to supply a large amount of statistical data and other pertinent and extraneous Sociological material in order to "flesh-out" fully this course. Each module/unit of Minority Studies: A Brief Sociological Text contains the text, course objectives, a study guide, key terms and concepts, a lecture outline, assignments, and a reading list.
  • Technological Choice

    William Frey (2012-03-17)
    This module will help you explore the broader social and technical impacts of business systems, services, and products. It has been developed to compliment another module, "Social and Technical Systems for Professional Decision-Making, m14025. It presents three lenses under which to view social and technical impacts: Technological Determinism, Social Construction, and Technological Politics. These lenses come from Robert Heilbroner, Trevor Pinch and Wiebe Bijker, and Langdon Winner. It provides exercises that can be used to complement the readings provided in Technology and Society edited by Deborah Johnson and Jameson Wetmore. This "Technological Choice" module is part of the EAC Toolkit, a project developed under National Science Foundation grant SES 0551779.
  • Marketing Ethics and Decision-Making

    N. Craig Smith, Ph.D. (School of Business, Georgetown University, 2013-01-07)
  • Business Ethics

    Rob Flax (University of Virginia, 2013-01-07)
  • DOMESTIC FAIR TRADE IM ÖKOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU: UNTERNEHMERISCHES HANDELN IM SPANNUNGSFELD ZWISCHEN MARKT UND MORAL

    Muhlrath, Daniel; Moller, Detlev; Schumacher, Jorg (2011-09-12)
    Die Erschließung neuer Absatzkanäle im konventionellen Lebensmitteleinzelhandel hat ein rasantes Wachstum des Marktes für ökologische Lebensmittel ermöglicht. Neben positiven Effekten dieses Wachstums, wie einem erhöhten Absatz von Bio-Produkten und umfassenden Professionalisierungseffekten ist unternehmerisches Handeln heute auch in der Bio-Branche von steigendem Preisdruck sowie einer erhöhten Komplexität und Anonymität der Handelsbeziehungen geprägt. In diesem Zusammenhang wird diskutiert, inwiefern eine Rückbesinnung auf die Grundwerte des Ökologischen Landbaus notwendig ist – unter anderem dem Prinzip der Fairness (IFOAM, 2005). Geht man davon aus, dass ethische Aspekte, wie artgerechte Tierhaltung, regionale Erzeugung und faire Erzeugerpreise wichtige Motive für den Kauf von Öko-Produkten darstellen (ZANDER & HAMM, 2010), ist eine ethische Untermauerung von „Bio-Marken“ im Sinne der Produktdifferenzierung von Bio- Waren wichtig. Vor diesem Hintergrund beschäftigen sich Verbände und einige Unternehmen des Ökologischen Landbaus mit der Thematik fairer Handelsbeziehungen im globalen Norden (SCHÄFER & KRÖGER, 2011). Bisher besteht jedoch keine Einigkeit über Begrifflichkeiten und Konzepte. Ziel dieses Beitrages ist es, nach einer begrifflichen Eingrenzung fairer Handelsbeziehungen im globalen Norden unter dem Schlagwort „Domestic Fair Trade“ (DFT) eine konzeptionelle Einordung dieses Ansatzes in den sozio-ökonomischen Erklärungsrahmen ausgewählter markt- sowie ethisch-orientierter Theorien vorzunehmen.
  • I.T. Ethics in China & United States

    Lo, Bruce W. N.; Abbott, Michael; Spelbrink, Laura (2012-11-30)
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  • A Short History of the Corporation

    William Frey; Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (2014-03-28)
    This module explores the history of business corporations. It provides background information useful for a unit or course on business government and society, business ethics, and corporate governance. The corporation is presented as the practical solution to a series of related historical problems such as providing for orderly transfer of property, pooling capital, and spreading financial risk. This module has been developed as a part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779.
  • On Understanding the Human Nature of Good and Bad Behavior in Business: A Behavioral Ethics Approach

    Cremer, D. (David) de (2009-10-23)
    The numerous scandals in business, such as those at AIG, Tyco, WorldCom, Enron and Ahold, have made all of us concerned about the emergence of unethical and irresponsible behavior in organizations. Such widespread corruption in business and politics has, as result, prompted a growth of interest in the field of business ethics. At the same time, however, within the academic world it is also recognized that to tackle those unethical actions in an efficient way, the field of business ethics needs to integrate insights from behavioral science. In this inaugural address I focus more closely on the benefits that a behavioral approach can bring to the field of business ethics. In presenting these benefits, I draw a distinction between prescriptive and descriptive approaches and outline how the field of psychology can help in integrating these two perspectives so that we can move towards a more comprehensive understanding of behavioral business ethics. This integration is illustrated by my own research addressing how sanctioning and regulation systems affect behavior, the benefits of procedural fairness and the workings of trust repair strategies. Finally, I formulate some implications for academia, the government and economics.
  • Biomatrix Case Exercises - Student Module

    William Frey; Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (2011-10-05)
    Caution: This module is still in its developmental phase. It is being tested by Business Ethics students at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Biomatrix was a biotechnology company that manufactured Synvisc, a lubricant injected into the knee to take the place of natural lubricants that disappear with age. From April 1999 to August 2000, a series of messages (16,000 in all) highly critical of this company were posted on the Yahoo financial bulletin board. These postings may have led to a sharp drop in the company's stock value during this period. Three individuals were identified as the authors of these messages. When they were unable to substantiate the accusations made in the messages, they were found guilty of defamation. This module provides a time line and exercises that allow students to explore the details of this case. Research for this case was carried out in conjunction with Computing Cases, an NSF-funded project devoted to developing and displaying cases studies in computer ethics in an online format. Biomatrix along with nine other cases will be published by Jones & Bartlett as Good Computing: A Virtue Approach to Computer Ethics, a textbook in computer ethics. This module is being developed as a part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779.
  • Business Ethics Faculty Workshop: May 11, 2012

    William Frey (2012-05-09)
    This module summarizes a faculty workshop on Business Ethics held at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez on May 11, 2012. It revolves around faculty responses to two panels. The first panel explored problem-solving, both how it can be taught and how it enters into the field of business ethics. The second panel outlines possibilities for the "reciprocal integration" of Business Administration and Liberal Arts, a pedagogical strategy outlined by the recent Carnegie Report to rethink undergraduate business education in the U.S. This module has been designed to help faculty carry out continuing education requirements for the Office of Governmental Ethics in Puerto Rico. It will also serve as a repository of resources useful in preparing for the workshop, carrying out the workshop, and carrying out activities that follow from the workshop. Finally, it responds to interdisciplinary concerns raised by the AACSB in a recent conference organized for Associate Deans in Business Schools. Business ethics, already an interdisciplinary discipline, will help identify skills and content that can be extended to other areas of the curriculum/ Identifying these skills in other areas help in the teaching of business ethics while business ethics develops skills that can be built on in more traditional areas of the business administration curriculum.
  • Regional Difference in Ethics Decision Making : Study of IT Pre-Professionals in China

    Lo, Bruce W. N.; Nguyen, Thang Minh (2012-07-31)
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  • Analysis of Information Systems Ethics Principles

    Lo, Bruce W. N.; Salwey, Andrew (2012-07-30)
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  • Cross Cultural and Demographic Differences in Stages of Moral Development in IT Ethics Context : Comparing US and China

    Lo, Bruce W. N.; Gleason, Samantha; Ho, Wai Ling (2012-12-17)
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  • Technology Impact on I.T. Ethics Decisions in China

    Lo, Bruce W. N.; Siu, Donald Tsun-Kwan (2012-12-17)
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  • Using the Ethics Bowl to Integrate Ethics into the Business and Professional Curriculum

    William Frey (2014-09-05)
    This course has been designed to pull together the modules published in Connexions by this author for the purpose of showing different aspects of the Ethics Bowl competition, and how it can be used to teach practical and professional ethics. The Ethics Bowl concept comes from Robert Ladenson of the Illinois Institute of Technology. Through the Association of Practical and Professional Ethics, the Ethics Bowl competition has been carried out nationally for well over a decade and has expanded beyond the national competition to include regional activities. This course explores the Ethics Bowl as the capstone activity for courses in business and engineering ethics as well as an activity for mainstream business administration courses such as the Environment of the Organization, a course required for over 30 years in the College of Business Administration at the University of Puerto Rico ad Mayaguez. This course and its modules have been developed as a part of the EAC Toolkit funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, NSF SES 0551779.
  • Toysmart Case Exercises - Student Module

    William Frey; Jose A. Cruz-Cruz (2012-09-28)
    Toysmart, a dot-com that sold educational toys for children, went bankrupt June 2000. The ethical issues surrounding e-business come into sharp focus as one reviews the creation, operation, and dissolution of this corporation. Student exercises in business and computer ethics form the content of this module which links to the Toysmart case narrative displayed at the Computing Cases Website (http://computingcases.com). Computing Cases is an NSF-funded project devoted to developing and displaying cases studies in computer ethics in an online format. Toysmart along with nine other cases will be published by Jones & Bartlett as Good Computing: A Virtue Approach to Computer Ethics, a textbook in computer ethics. Exercises in this module will provide students with frameworks that allow them to identify key facts, separate relevant from irrelevant materials, and draw from comprehensive historical case descriptions matters to inform decision-making and problem solving. Making use of an analogy between ethics and design in problem-solving, students will (1) specify problems using socio-technical analysis, (2) design solutions to these problems, (3) employ ethics tests to compare, rank, and evaluate solutions, and (4) use a feasibility test to anticipate obstacles to solution implementation. This module is being developed as a part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF-SES-0551779.
  • Business Ethics - Introduction

    Aims Community College - Oil & Gas Dept. (2013-08-31)
    This is a five-week course on Business Ethics. This course is aligned to the text "Ethics at Work" by Robert Hunt, Mathew Hunt and Barbara Cox, Pearson / Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-045031-6.
  • Values-Based Decision-Making in Gilbane Gold

    William Frey (2013-08-28)
    This module uses the National Institute for Engineering Ethics (NIEE) video, Gilbane Gold, to introduce business students to the four ethical themes raised by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB): Ethical Leadership, Ethics in Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance. Students will find profiles of five key values in business ethics taken from the University of Puerto Rico's College of Business Administration Statement of Values: justice, responsibility, respect, trust, and integrity. Then they will view the 23 minute video, Gilbane Gold. From the vantage point of David Jackson (the young engineer portrayed in the video), they will use these values to resolve the decision point facing him at the end of the video. Students will also find exercises stemming from Gilbane Gold that tie into the remaining AACSB themes. This module has been developed as a part of the NSF-funded EAC Toolkit, SES 0551779. It also ties in with organizations that employ values-based decision-making approaches designed to realize a community's professed ethical values.
  • Enron ethics: A hermeneutic study seen through a multi-theoretical lens

    University of Maryland University College (UMUC); The Graduate School/Doctor of Management; Laws, Leverne Moore (University of Maryland University College (UMUC), 2012-10-26)
    The purpose of this study is to examine the influence managers have on the organizational culture and the effect that the organizational culture may have on individual inclinations that may affect a group decision-making culture. The goal of this research is to present a model to minimize the risk of unethical behavior within organizations, and to present a framework as a best-practice guide to decision-making activities conducted in a way that is morally and legally acceptable to the greater community that it serves. This study highlights factors of a decision-making culture that is inherently unethical.

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