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August 2007

Case Studies and the Disorientation of the Moral Compass

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There has recently been much criticism of business schools, suggesting that their graduates emerge having been ethically desensitised. Indeed, several research studies have shown correlations between unethical behaviour and a person’s seniority, the size of their company and the competitiveness of their industry, as well as the fact of their being male. Most business school graduates do indeed gravitate towards senior jobs in large companies in ‘hot’ industries, and statistically many of them are male. Is this an accident or are business schools somehow complicit in this state of affairs? Read More