Teaching Business Ethics in Africa: What Ethical Orientation? The Case of East and Central Africa. Journal Article


Author: Gichure, Christine Wanjiru
Article Title: Teaching Business Ethics in Africa: What Ethical Orientation? The Case of East and Central Africa.
Keywords: Ethics; Morality; AFRICA; BUSINESS ethics; CORPORATIONS -- Corrupt practices; PROFESSIONAL ethics; ETHICS -- Study & teaching; MANNERS & customs; SOCIAL values; LINGUA francas; AFRICA -- Social conditions; ETHICAL problems; SOCIAL problems; APPLIED ethics; cultural transition; East Africa; use of proverbs in teaching ethics; use of proverbs in teaching ethics.
Journal Title: Journal of Business Ethics
Volume: 63
Issue: 1
ISSN: 01674544
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2006-01
Start Page: 39
End Page: 52
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Notes: --- - Article - This paper starts off from what seems to be a difficulty of ethics in African Business today. For several years now Transparency International has placed some African countries high on its list of most corrupt countries of the world. The conclusion one draws from this assessment is that either African culture has no regard or concern for ethics, or that there has been a gradual loss of the concept of the ethical and the moral in contemporary African society. Equally problematic is the teaching and promotion of Business ethics in organizations. Western philosophical theories and systems alone have not succeeded in providing access to ethical life of people in modern Africa. This paper is an attempt to inject an orientation that takes into account African manners and customs, their religious convictions and their understanding of the world as a whole, in the teaching of Business Ethics. East and Central Africa have been selected due to their common lingua franca, Kiswahili, and the fact that the author has more teaching experience within that region. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] - Copyright of Journal of Business Ethics is the property of Springer Science & Business Media B.V. and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.) - ! 'Accession Number: 19274215; Gichure, Christine Wanjiru 1; Email Address: cgichure@hotmail.comkhrisw@fulbrightweb.org; Affiliations: 1: Department of Philosophy, Kenyatta University, 43844 Nairobi Kenya.; Issue Info: Jan2006, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p39; Thesaurus Term: BUSINESS ethics; Thesaurus Term: CORPORATIONS -- Corrupt practices; Thesaurus Term: PROFESSIONAL ethics; Subject Term: ETHICS -- Study & teaching; Subject Term: MANNERS & customs; Subject Term: SOCIAL values; Subject Term: LINGUA francas; Subject Term: AFRICA -- Social conditions; Subject Term: ETHICAL problems; Subject Term: SOCIAL problems; Subject Term: APPLIED ethics; Subject: AFRICA; Author-Supplied Keyword: cultural transition; Author-Supplied Keyword: East Africa; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: morality; Author-Supplied Keyword: use of proverbs in teaching ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: use of proverbs in teaching ethics.; Number of Pages: 14p; Document Type: Article'
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