Ethics and International Business

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB608B05
Vaknaam Ethics and International Business
Niveau(s) bachelor, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Ethics and International Business
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course, students should be able to:
1. identify morally relevant aspects of decisions
2. understand one’s moral responsibilities
3. develop ways to resolve moral dilemmas
4. explain and apply main theories, arguments, and concepts from business ethics
5. explain and apply main theories, arguments, and concepts from corporate social responsibility
6. explain and apply some theories and concepts from moral psychology
7. cope successfully with moral dilemmas in international business
8. distinguish moral issues concerning the sweatshops, corruption, and the theory of the firm
9. distinguish moral issues concerning particular western and non-western countries
10. report orally and in written form on moral decision making in international business
11. discuss and debate moral issues in international business
Omschrijving Corruption, responsible sourcing, sweatshops, gender discrimination, cultural relativism - these are only a few of the numerous ethical challenges you face when you do business in an international context. But research in moral psychology shows that we often fail to see what is morally important about a situation. And if we do see it, we often do not know how to deal with it. And even if we know how to deal with it, we often do not act accordingly. This course takes a practical approach to business ethics. Its main objectives are to foster sensitivity to moral aspects of decision making in international business; to teach analytic skills that help you take a position in moral debates and to give a reasonable justification for your position; and to develop ways to successfully cope with dilemmas and issues that arise in international business. We examine the main theories in business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and moral psychology, and we consider specific issues concerning international business. The course is set up in highly interactive ways, and we devote a large part of the time to a number of important and well known cases from international business ethics by means of collaborative assignments.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoor- en werkcolleges
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen, tussentoets(en)
(group assignment(s), individual presentation(s), written exam with open and multiple choice questions (attendance at tutorials is mandatory))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. C. Lisciandra
Docent(en) dr. C. Lisciandra ,dr. R.O.S. Zaal
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Business Ethics: Managing corporate citizenship and sustainability in the age of globalization, 4th edition Crane, Andrew, and Dirk Matten 9780199697311 €  45,99
Entreevoorwaarden Students who have already taken the course Ethics in Business Management are NOT allowed to take the course Ethics and International Business
Opmerkingen Secretary: Grietje Pol, e-mail: g.pol@rug.nl, phone: +31 (0)50 363 3685, room 5411.0836
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc International Business/IB  (basisprogramma BSc IB) 2 semester II b verplicht
Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc)  ( Courses open to Exchange Students (BSc) without limited access) 2 semester II b keuze
DD BSc IB - ITB, Bandung (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Bandung) 1 semester II b verplicht
DD BSc IB - KEDGE Business School, Bordeaux (4-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor studenten uit Bordeaux) 2 semester II b verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Yogyakarta) 1 semester II b verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (1,5-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 1 semester II b verplicht
DD BSc IB - Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (2-jarig programma)  (basisprogramma voor DD-studenten uit Jakarta) 2 semester II b verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester II b verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc International Business & Management/IB&M) 1 semester II b verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Finance) 1 semester II b verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Human Resource Management/HRM) 1 semester II b verplicht