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Training professional managers in decision-making about real life business ethics problems: The acquisition of the autonomous problem-solving skill
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Human-Computer Interaction.
1994 (English)In: Journal of Business Ethics, ISSN 0167-4544, E-ISSN 1573-0697, Vol. 13, no 5, 379-386 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the present study business managers in Kabi Pharmacia Company were trained in the use of the autonomous method in their decision-making about solving real life business ethics problems. According to the psychological theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, and Kohlberg, it is possible to promote the acquisition of the autonomous ethical skill by instruction and training. Indeed, participation in a one-day educational programme which focused on the training of the autonomous cognitive ability and not on the transfer of moral content, was sufficient to provide a shift in the mode of decision-making about business ethics problems towards the autonomous ethical function. This change was still stable one month later. A test was constructed by items representing current business ethics conflicts in order to assess ethical function.

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1994. Vol. 13, no 5, 379-386 p.
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etik, moral, utbildning, utbildningsmetod, test, mätmetod, problemlösning, beslutsfattande, färdighet, företag, organisation, etisk kompetens, etisk utveckling
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-17941OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-17941DiVA: diva2:45712
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