Business Ethics as field of training, teaching and research in Southern Africa

Marilise Smurthwaite


Few studies have been done on Business Ethics as field of training, teaching and research in Southern Africa. This article details the methodology and findings of the survey of Business Ethics in Southern Africa. Findings, among others, indicate the preferred terminology used to refer to the field of Business Ethics. It also shows that most expertise in the field is found in South Africa, centered mainly at the meso-economic level, with most research being done on CSR, corporate governance and economic justice. Future challenges identified for the field of Business Ethics are mainly at the macro-level, espe- cially related to the economic system and ecology where little research or expertise is currently focused. 


Business Ethics; Teaching; Training; Research; Southern Africa 

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