The business community profoundly influences lives and events around the world. Business education must supply the conceptual tools managers need to make choices that are ethically responsible and culturally sensitive as well as technically sound. The mission of the JBEE is to assist educators in this task by providing timely educational materials and a forum for discussion of pedagogical issues.
The JBEE seeks to publish:
Educational materials suitable for use in ethics courses or in other business courses where ethical issues are discussed. These include case studies, lecture articles for student use, articles and ethical analyses for instructors, role-playing material, syllabi and curricula, and downloadable software or audio/visual material. There is a particular emphasis on approaches that encourage student participation as opposed to passive learning. All teaching materials should be accompanied by a rationale for their use and guidance for how they can be most effectively deployed in class. Also encouraged in this section are overview articles of leading research in business ethics which aid in the dissemination of this key knowledge into the teaching environment. The journal offers fast-track reviewing and publication of timely materials that address current issues in the business world.
Research articles that deal with teaching strategies and educational issues related to business ethics. These include descriptions of new methods and their effectiveness, reports on classroom experience, and student perceptions of the learning process. Some relevant issues are: the proper role of ethics in business education; whether ethics can be taught; factors that shape student values and business school culture; course design; integrating ethics into other business courses, and the relative merits integration versus stand-alone courses; approaches to ethics in different cultural contexts; and the relation between business ethics and legal regulation. Literature surveys and summaries of the state of the art in a particular area are particularly welcome.
Forums for opinion pieces and the exchange of views as well as real life experience essays by top CEOs and business professionals.
Reviews of textbooks, case studies and other materials.