After the compliance comes the practice: teaching business ethics and anti-corruption research in an AACSB accredited business school

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Anti-Corruption in Research, in Practice and in the Classroom, 2019, pp. 1 - 24
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In the wake of the corporate and global financial crises of the early 2000s, there was a need for AACSB-accredited business schools to incorporate business ethics in their curriculum. This chapter takes the top-down approach to show how the need to incorporate business ethics through the imprimatur of AACSB standards filtered down to the institution, then to subject level. Firstly, this chapter discusses the debate surrounding AACSB accreditation and business ethics standards. The compliance environment of the case institution to meet international standards and its strategy of internationalisation is then analysed. The journey to embed and teach business ethics, including the subject of anti-corruption research, to undergraduate business students at an Australian university is then discussed. Communication regarding AACSB accreditation to faculty, pedagogical tools and assessments are presented as evidence of the institutional process and outcomes.
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