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                        Bharathi Salai, Ramapuram, Chennai-600 089.

                                      LESSON PLAN

Subject Code : MBN 601                                      Degree/Branch : MBA
Subject Name : Ethical Practices in Business                Year / Sem   : II / III
Faculty        : Jebaseeli/Sumitha
Total No. of Hours given in Syllabus: 30
       Tutorial        : 00
       Lecture         : 30
       Practical       : 00
       Grand Total : 30

Objective: To acquaint the students with the concepts, principles and system of ethics
and business discipline so as to inculcate values and desirable behaviour in them,
inspiring them to become socially responsible citizens and business executives with
ethical perspectives.


 UNIT        TOPIC                   TITLE                HOURS           Page.No
                         Introduction, Virtue,                     T1 – 4 to 12, 28 to 31
                1        Morality, Ethics and Law,          2      R1 – 14 to 30,
                         Business Ethics
                         Salient Ethical Values
                         relevant to Business viz. Law
                2        abidance, Truth, Honesty/          2      R1 – 81 to 95
                         Sincerity, Justice, Rights and
                         Duties / Responsibilities,
    I                    Obligations to Stakeholders
                         and Care;-Conflicts and
                                                                   T1 – 55 to 61
                         compromises among ethical
                3                                           1      R1 – 110 to 115,
                         values; Need for Business
                                                                   R2 – 210
                         Ethics and compatibility with
                         Profits
                         Case Study – Infosys
              C -1       Technologies – the best            1      T1 - 21
                         among Indian corporates
                4        Lawrence Kohlberg‟s theory         2      T1 – 77 to 78

                5        Carl Gilligan‟s theory             1      R2 – 45 to 46
    II
                         Impact of religion, society
                6        and family on Individual           2      T1 - 30
                         Ethics and Business Ethics
            Case Study – Wipro Ltd.: An
      C-2     Earnest Effort to create an    1   R1 692- 693
                 Ethical organisation
            Rights and Duties Theories,
                                                 T1 – 34,
       7    Virtue Theory of Ethics,
                                             2   R2 – 99, 100, 105 to
            Immanuel Kant‟s Categorical
                                                 111, 118 to 122
            Imperatives
            Indian Theories – Gita,
            Thirukkural, Mahatma
       8                                     2   T1 – 42 & 43
            Gandhi/Amartya Sen‟s
III         teachings
            Utilitarianism and integration       R1 – 70,
       9                                     1
            with Ethical Principles              R2 – 81 to 87
            Case Study – Tirupur – A
      C-3   study on its Environmental       1   T1 - 315
            Degradation
            Corporate Governance-
            Perspectives, Malpractices,
      10                                     2   T1 – 142 to 173
            Codes of Ethics / Conduct,
            Regulations, Enforcement

      11    Whistle-blowing                  1   R2 – 305 to 313
            Corporate Social
      12                                     1   T1 – 215 to 241
            Responsibility
IV          Ethics in Functional areas:
            Human Resource
            Management: Finance
      13                                     2   T1 – 388 to 475
            Management; Marketing;
            International Business;
            Production and Projects, IT
            Case study – The Cola
      C-4                                    1   T1 - 404
            Conundrum
            Environmental ethics-
            Pollution and depletion of
      14    natural resources- causes and    3   T1 – 286 to 304
            control & sustainable
            development
V           Development of the Code &
            Initiating Implementation,
      15                                     1
            Promoting „Ethics‟ culture,
            Enforcement
            Case study – The Phaneesh
      C-5                                    1   T1 - 426
            Murthy Sexual Harassment
Text Book:

T1 – Business Ethics – An Indian Perspective by A C Fernando, 1st Edition, Pearson
Education
Reference Books:


R1 - Business Ethics – Concepts and Cases by Manuel G. Velasquez, 6th Edition (2008),
Pearson Education
R2 – Business Ethics by CSV Murthy, 2nd Edition, Himalaya Publishing House, New
Delhi.




MBN601                 ETHICAL PRACTICES IN BUSINESS                   L   T   P   C
                                                                       2   0   0   2
 Introduction, Virtue, Morality, Ethics and Law, Business Ethics, Salient Ethical Values
 relevant to Business viz. Law abidance, Truth, Honesty/ Sincerity, Justice, Rights and
 Duties/Responsibilities, Obligations to Stakeholders and Care;-Conflicts and
 compromises among ethical values; Need for Business Ethics and compatibility with
 Profits - Lawrence Kohlberg‟s theory Carl Gilligan‟s theory, Impact of religion, society
 and family on Individual Ethics and Business Ethics - Rights and Duties Theories, Virtue
 Theory of Ethics, Immanuel Kant‟s Categorical Imperatives, Indian Theories – Gita,
 Thirukkural, Mahatma Gandhi / Amartya Sen‟s teachings, Utilitarianism and integration
 with Ethical Principles -Corporate Governance- (Perspectives, Malpractices, Codes of
 Ethics/Conduct, Regulations, Enforcement, Whistle-blowing, CSR); Human Resource
 Management: Finance Management; Marketing; International Business; Production and
 Projects, IT; Environmental ethics- Pollution and depletion of natural resources- causes
 and control & sustainable development-Development of the Code & Initiating
 Implementation, Promoting „Ethics‟ culture, Enforcement-
 Case studies:

 Text Book

 1. Manuel E.G. Velasquez, “ Business Ethics – Concepts & Cases” , 6th Edition,
    Prentice Hall of India

 Reference Books

1.   Michael Harrington, “Is Capitalism Still Viable?., “Taking Sides: Clashing Views On
     Controversial Issues In Business Ethics And Society, Lisa Newton, And Maureen
     Ford, 2nd Edition (Guilford, Cn: Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc 1992)
2.   Robert Soloman, “ The Myth Of The Profit Motive,” Ethics And Excellence (Oxford
     Up, 1992)
3.   Robert Soloman, “ Macho Myths And Metaphors,” Ethics And Excellence (Oxford
     Up, 1992)
4.   Albert Carr “Is Business Bluffing Ethical”?, Contemporary Issues In business Ethics,
     Joseph Desjardins, And John Mccall (Belmont, C.S: Wadsworth Publishing Company
     1990)
5.   William Evan, And R. Edward Freeman, “A Stakeholder Theory Of The Modern
     Corporation: Kantian Capitalism.” Ethical Theory And Business, Eds. Tom
     Beauchamp, And Norman Bowie (Englewood Cliffs, Nj: Prentice Hall, 1993)
6.   William H. Shaw, “Business Ethics”, Thompson, 2002
7.   David. J. Fritzche, “Business Ethics”
8.   Peter Madsen and Jay. M. Shapitz, “Essentials of Business Ethics”
9.   Ken Smith and Phil Johnson, “Business Ethics and Business Behaviour"

				
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