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International Human Resource Development, 3rd Edition by John P Wilson

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HRD and business ethics

ALEXANDRE ARDICHVILI and DOUGLAS JONDLE

To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society. (PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT)

Learning outcomes

When you have completed this chapter, you should be able to:

  • explain the concepts of business ethics and ethical business cultures;
  • explain why promoting business ethics should be one of the central concerns for HRD;
  • describe major systems and processes that contribute to the creation of an ethical business culture in an organization;
  • explain the role of HRD in institutionalizing ethics in a business organization, and describe specific activities that HRD professionals can engage in to promote organizational ethics.

Introduction

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