Business Education and Erosion of Character
African Journal of Business Ethics, Vol 4, No. 1, 2009
16 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2014
Date Written: June 24, 2014
This article discusses the evidence for the claim that exposure to the economic model of man tends to make students more selfish. It also discusses the more general problems created by the employment in business education of the models of human beings used in the social sciences, which often are extremely simple.
After considering some proposed solutions to these problems, the article advocates exposing students to more inclusive conceptions of human nature and, as each model is taught, helping students to reflect on the aspects of our knowledge which it leaves out of account.
Keywords: Business education, economic education, economic model of man, models
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