The recent financial crisis has underlined the importance of ethics in the workplace. Millennials (born 1981-1999) are the next generation of business leaders. To create awareness of the need for ethical behavior among these young potentials, Professor Steven Pyser at the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has established the “Global Ethics Case Competition: Root Causes of Integrity in Action.” The aim of the contest is to mimic the real-world business environment and to empower students – our future leaders – to instill integrity and ethics into their daily decisions.
Using numerous business tools, including getAbstract, The Wall Street Journal and Business Performance Improvement Resource, participants coordinated complex business tasks in face-to-face and virtual environments for the competition. First, they selected an exemplary company from the Ethisphere Institute’s “2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies List.” Then, through group consensus, they framed their cases and responses and benchmarked exemplary corporations. The final will take place on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Fox School of Business and Management in 113 Speakman Hall. Good luck to all the finalists!
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