In light of the financial scandals that have littered the 21st century and the emphasis being placed on ethical behavior by colleges, we re-examine the emphasis being placed on ethical behavior by colleges. The question is: Do college students, after being exposed to more ethical content in their college courses, view dishonest behavior more severely than previously found? This article re-examines the academic vs. business scenarios of a study published in 2004 on a major college campus to determine if students' perceptions of dishonest behavior has changed. This study finds that students found a number of scenarios, both academic and business, to be more severe than they had previously and that overall attitudes toward dishonesty had changed. This would seem to indicate that students are indeed being positively influenced by the efforts to bring ethics into the classroom.
Journal of Business, Industry, and Economics
Research Ethics, Business Education
Kern, David; Foster, Mark; and Lee, Deborah, "A Post-Enron Look at Perceptions of Academic and Business Ethics by Business Students" (2011). University Libraries Publications and Scholarship. 22.