Apologies, Their Use and Meaning: A Course Module
11 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2011 Last revised: 16 Aug 2016
Date Written: August 15, 2016
The apology is an important marketing and management tool. Knowing how to apologize correctly is a skill that must be mastered and should be studied. The purpose of this paper is to provide needed course material for instructors preparing a course module on this relatively new and very topical subject. This paper is targeted to educators and anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of apologies. Possible relevant disciplines include: marketing, management, medicine, hospital administration, nursing, business law, and philosophy of law, among others. The paper includes examples of apologies, some good and some not, drawn from real life as well as from television and film. A reading list is provided as well.
Keywords: apologies, remorse, the good apology, apologies in business, apologies in politics
JEL Classification: K4, M1, M14, M3, M5, N4
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