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Title: Do business management students have ethical fallout - a study from India?

Authors: Sita Mishra; Shailja Agarwal

Addresses: Institute of Management Technology, P.O. Box 137, Hapur Road, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, UP, India ' Institute of Management Technology, P.O. Box 137, Hapur Road, Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, UP, India

Abstract: Worldwide rapid changes are occurring in the economic arena with various multinational corporations (MNCs) attempting to recruit fresh graduates from various countries. India is considered to be one of the potential markets for these recruiters. As employees, these fresh graduates bring an Indian ethical business perspective to the day-to-day business operations of the organisations they work for. Thus, it is imperative for multinational managers to know whether business success in India comes at an ethical cost. This paper focuses on understanding perspective of business management students (would-be managers) towards ethical dilemmas using 12 vignettes. We have examined responses of 201 business management students and found that students appeared to be readily compromise on situations dealing with professional advantage. The study indicates that future managers' associations of business and ethics is altering, thus, it is pertinent to examine its magnitude and new ethical equilibrium.

Keywords: ethics; dilemmas; business education; business management students; vignettes; attitude towards ethics; students' perception; impact of ethics education; ethical fallout; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2018.090407

International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2018 Vol.11 No.1, pp.11 - 30

Available online: 05 Mar 2018 *

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