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Business Ethics

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Course Unit Code115-0503/03
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *Second Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
BLA18prof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
KLI0213PhDr. ThDr. Lucjan Klimsza, PhD.
Summary
TThe head emphasis of subject is laying on preparation of students, whose will
agree with conditions of working sphere especially in ethical facilities.
Initial presumptions for teaching are expert knowledge from previous years in
various special subjects. These subjects establish commerce in topics, which
are analyzing problems of economy from another visual angle. Students should
demonstrate ability mutually connects broad range of knowledge and privities
and such consider possible incidences his behavior practically.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
1. Explain an importance and terms of business ethics and corporate social
responsibility.
2. Identify sources of ethical thought.
3. Review methods and instruments of business ethics and corporate social
responsibility.
4. Order findings of chosen ethic theme.
5. Order findings of chosen ethic theme and ethical problem resolution.
Course Contents
1. Terms definition (ethic, business ethic, specificity of business ethic)
- Relation between ethic and economy, justice.
- Resources of ethical thought.
2. Fundamental ethic categories and terms – values, value orientation, good and evil, moral norms.
- Manager’s ethical values.
- Value’s influence on behavior.
- Ethical values ​​of managers.
- Values of successful managers.
3. Factors influencing ethical behavior. Individual, social and organizational factors. Organizational culture.
- Whistleblowing. Warring on unethical acting in organization.
Ethical decision making – fundamental models.
4. Corporate social responsibility and manager‘s responsibility.
- Factors influencing individual and organizational responsibility. Corporate governance.
5. International business ethics. Ethic in global corporations.
- Reset of culture differences.
6. Instruments of ethical behavior expanse in an organization.
- Code of conduct, ethical training, stakeholders, communication, role of ombudsman, values in firm’s vision.
7. Skills important to an ethical behavior.
- Possibilities and bounds of ethical behavior‘s increasing.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
KRAMER, Roderick M., Ann E. TENBRUNSEL a Max H. BAZERMAN (Eds.) Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments. Routledge: Psychology Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1841698991.
SCHMINKE, Marshall. (Ed.) Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality. Omaha: Creighton University, 2010. ISBN 978-1848728332.
TREVINO, Linda K., NELSON, Kate. A. Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How To Do It Right. Fifth (Ed). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-34394-4.
BOWIE, E. Norman. Business Ethics in the 21st Century. Springer, 2013. ISBN 978-94-007-6222-0.
CARROLL, Archie B., BUCHOHOLTZ, Ann. K. Business & Society: Ethics & Stakeholders Management. Boston: South Western College, 2008.
COLLINS, Denis. Business Ethics. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2012. ISBN 13-978470639948.
KLINE, John M. Ethics for International Business: Decision-Making in a Global Political Economy. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge, 2009. ISBN 978-0415351027.
Recommended Reading:
KRAMER, Roderick M., Ann E. TENBRUNSEL a Max H. BAZERMAN (Eds.) Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, Social Values, and Ethical Judgments. Routledge: Psychology Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1841698991.
SCHMINKE, Marshall. (Ed.) Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality. Omaha: Creighton University, 2010. ISBN 978-1848728332.
TREVINO, Linda K., NELSON, Kate. A. Managing Business Ethics: Straight Talk About How To Do It Right. Fifth (Ed). West Sussex: John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-34394-4.
BOWIE, E. Norman. Business Ethics in the 21st Century. Springer, 2013. ISBN 978-94-007-6222-0.
CARROLL, Archie B., BUCHOHOLTZ, Ann. K. Business & Society: Ethics & Stakeholders Management. Boston: South Western College, 2008.
COLLINS, Denis. Business Ethics. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2012. ISBN 13-978470639948.
KLINE, John M. Ethics for International Business: Decision-Making in a Global Political Economy. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge, 2009. ISBN 978-0415351027.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Individual consultations, Project work
Assesment methods and criteria
Tasks are not Defined