Modifying the Values in Business Exercise to Examine Holier-Than-Thou Attitudes Toward Profits

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Subject: LCSH

Profit, Business ethics, Business




This modification to the Values-in-Business exercise comprises four stages: ranking business principles (such as profits, ethics and quality of goods & services) according to one’s own beliefs; ranking them according to their perceived value in the business world; reaching consensus on the rankings as part of a small group; and large-group discussion of all rankings found.


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Morris, M. Modifying the Values-in-Business exercise to examine holier-than-thou attitudes toward profits. Journal of Management Education April 1980 vol. 5, no. 2, 34-36. Reprinted in D. Marcic (Ed.,), Organizational behavior: Experiences and cases (4th ed., pp. 367-368). St. Paul: West Publishing Company, 1995. ISBN: 978-0314045966