introduction to business ethics 1 introduction n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Introduction to Business Ethics 1: Introduction PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Introduction to Business Ethics 1: Introduction

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 32

Introduction to Business Ethics 1: Introduction - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 128 Views
  • Uploaded on

Introduction to Business Ethics 1: Introduction. Santi Martínez, 2013. Let’s start with a story…. Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez. Today’s agenda. Presentation and introduction Contents of the course and learning objectives Practical issues Paradox

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Introduction to Business Ethics 1: Introduction' - jethro


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
let s start with a story
Let’sstart with a story…

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

today s agenda
Today’s agenda
  • Presentation and introduction
  • Contents of the course and learning objectives
  • Practical issues
  • Paradox
  • What is Ethics?
  • The main schools in normative ethics (I)

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

introduction me
Introduction: me
  • M. Soc. Sciences (Univ. of Helsinki) ja MBA (HSE)
  • Partner and trainer at Providentia Oy
  • www.hyvejohtajuus.fi

Introduction: you

  • Expectations on this course

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

learning objectives
Learning objectives
  • Learn the basic theories and concepts of Business Ethics.
  • Get the sensibility to grasp the presence of ethicaldimensions.
  • Get the capabilitytoanalysecoherently and constructivelyethicaltheories and ethicalchallenges in business.
  • Get the abilityto discussethicalchallenges and dilemmas.
  • Get the abilityto make the rightdecisionsin real life underpreassure.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

description of the course
Description of the course
  • Introduction. Main schools of normativeethics (I)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (I)
  • CorporateSocial Responsibility (II)
  • Main schools of normativeethics (II)
  • Ethicalexcellence at business (I): managerial and subordinateskills
  • Ethicalexcellence at business (II): decisionmaking & communication

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

completion of the course
Completion of the course
  • Lectures 18 h
    • Active participation max1 extrapoint to the finalmark (0-5)
  • Essays(2 pcs)
    • ”Reactionpaper” on twowell-knownarticles
    • Final ”reflexionessay”
    • Minimumrequirement: 1 pointfromeachessay

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

lectures
Lectures
  • 3 h = 9 – 12

1. Monday 11.3.

2. Monday18.3.

3. Monday8.4.

4. Monday 15.4.

5. Monday22.4.

6. Monday29.4.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

instructions for the essays
Instructions for the essays
  • Essay1: Friday 18.4 (by 23.55)
  • Essay2: Monday 16.5 (by23.55)
  • Reccomendedlength: approx. 4-5 pages
  • Delivery:
    • Hard copy during the lectures
    • Sentby e-mail to santi.martinez@providentia.fi

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

paradox b asic q uestion
Paradox: Basic Question
  • Wheredoesunethicalbehaviourcomefrom?
    • The desire to obtain a benefit at the expense of others
    • Human weakness and humanfreedom
    • Wrongincentives and preassure to getresults
      • Deformedvalues
    • Moralillness

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

paradox b asic s tarting c hallenges
Paradox: Basic StartingChallenges
  • ”Business is a game”
    • ”Business relations are a special category of human relationships. Their basic elements are competition, profit maximization and personal success.”
    • “Business is therefore a kind of game, like football or boxing.”
    • “In games, you don’t follow general moral principles, but the rules of the game.”
    • “Therefore, in business you don’t follow general moral principles, but the rules of business, which are competition,profit maximization and personal success.”

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

paradox b asic s tarting c hallenges1
Paradox: Basic StartingChallenges

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

paradox s tarting c hallenges
Paradox: StartingChallenges

vs.

  • Cases: Enron, Arthur Andersen…

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

paradox s tarting c hallenges1
Paradox: StartingChallenges

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

what is ethics all about
What is Ethicsallabout?
  • Whatdid the storytellyou?

http://www.justiceharvard.org/

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

what is ethics all about1
What is Ethicsallabout?
  • Ethics -> greek ”ethos” (costume, habit)
  • Morals -> latin ”mos-moris”

A part of philosophythatstudies the behaviour of man, from the point of view of whetherit is goodorevil, rightorwrong.

 INDIVIDUAL

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

what is ethics all about2
What is Ethicsallabout?

GOOD

NORMS

THEORY

PRACTICE

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

what is ethics all about3
What is Ethicsallabout?

GOOD

NORMS

THEORY

PRACTICE

Part of philosophythatteacheshowmancanreach a good life.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

how business and ethics are linked together
How Business and Ethicsarelinkedtogether?
  • The triple ”E” of excellence

Efficiency

Efficacy

Ethics

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

why business ethics
WhyBusiness Ethics?

TRUST

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

teleology consequentialism telos end purpose
Teleology: consequentialism(telos = end, purpose)

GOOD

NORMS

THEORY

PRACTICE

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

teleology consequentialism
Teleology: consequentialism
  • JeremyBentham (1748-1832)
    • An Introduction to the Principles of

Morals and Legislation (1789)

  • Consequentialism:

The moralvalue

of an action depends on

itsconsequences.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

teleology utilitarianism
Teleology: utilitarianism
  • John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
    • Utilitarianism (1861)

UTILITY: HAPPINESS

”Itis better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to beSocrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.”

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

teleology consequentialism and utilitarianism
Teleology: consequentialism and utilitarianism
  • The objective of morals is the promotion of the good of society.
  • The good of society is the sum of itsindividuals’ happiness.
  • A moralpriciple is ideallyvalidif, and onlyif, itmaximises the good of society.

UTILITY BASED THINKING

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

teleology consequentialism and utilitarianism1
Teleology: consequentialism and utilitarianism
  • Utilitarianismstronglypresent in:
    • The planning of the welfarepolitics
    • Cost-benefit-analysis

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

teleology a criticism of consequentialism
Teleology: a criticism of consequentialism
  • Difficult to define and measureutility and happiness.
  • Whatshouldbedone?
    • Consequentialismdoesnotmake a differencebetweendesired and foreseenconsequences.
  • The moralvalue of anychoice/action is knownonlyafterit is made/done.
  • ”I donotlearn as long as I am lucky.”
  • Itallowshypocracy.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

deontology rule based ethics deon obligation
Deontology: rule –basedethics(deon = obligation)

GOOD

NORMS

THEORY

PRACTICE

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

deontology rule based ethics
Deontology: rule –basedethics
  • Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)
    • Critique of Pure Reason (1781)
    • Groundwork of the Metaphysic

of Morals(1785)

    • Critique of PracticalReason (1788)
    • Metaphysics of Morals (1797)

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

deontology rule based ethics1
Deontology: rule –basedethics
  • An inconditionalobligationthatbindsallrationalbeings.

CATEGORICAL IMPERATIVE

For an action to havemoralvalue,

itmustbedone for the sake of duty.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

deontology rule based ethics2
Deontology: rule –basedethics
  • “Always act according to that maxim whose universality as a law you can at the same time will.”
  • “The rational being must be trated as an end in itself.”
  • “Act as if your maxims should serve at the same time as the universal law.”

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

deontology rule based ethics3
Deontology: rule –basedethics
  • Deontologystronglypresent in:
    • Human rightsrelatedissues
    • Issuesrelated to distributivejustice.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez

deontology a critic of rule based ethics
Deontology: a critic of rule–basedethics
  • Law is goodbecauseitobliges: duty is good.
  • What is the foundation of absoluteprinciples?
  • ”I don’tcare as long as I don’tgetcaught”: rulesare outside me.

Introduction to Business Ethics 2013 – Santi Martínez