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(2018) The moral imagination of Patricia Werhane, Dordrecht, Springer.

Making ethics practical in the undergraduate classroom

Howard Harris

pp. 175-181

Pat Werhane made an impact in the undergraduate classroom well beyond the Donaldson and Werhane textbook and well beyond North America. This chapter shows the relevance of Werhane's work for a range of business students and shows how that work has contributed to making business ethics something other than an oxymoron, something more than (dry, academic) philosophy, something relevant in business and life. Examples are drawn from fifteen years of teaching undergraduate business and professional ethics classes in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Werhane's contribution is charted under the headings of concepts, resources and pedagogy, showing specific contributions made in each field. In concepts the focus is on moral imagination and a focus on action, in resources specific mention is made of textbooks and individual articles, and in terms of pedagogy the chapter describes the influence of both Werhane's conference presentations and her use of so-called new media. In all of these Werhane is shown to have influenced, positively, the teaching of business ethics in the undergraduate classroom.

Publication details

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-74292-2_12

Full citation:

Harris, H. (2018)., Making ethics practical in the undergraduate classroom, in R. E. Freeman, S. Dmytriyev & A. C. Wicks (eds.), The moral imagination of Patricia Werhane, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 175-181.

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