シラバス Syllabus

授業名 Business Ethics
Course Title Business Ethics
担当教員 Instructor Name Rebecca Chunghee Kim
コード Couse Code NUC446_N24B
授業形態 Class Type 講義 Regular course
授業形式 Class Format On Campus
単位 Credits 2
言語 Language EN
科目区分 Course Category 専門教育科目 / Specialized Subject
学位 Degree BBA
開講情報 Terms / Location 2024 UG Nisshin Term3

授業の概要 Course Overview

Misson Statementとの関係性 / Connection to our Mission Statement

NUCB's mission is to educate innovative and ethical leaders who possess a ʻFrontier Spiritʼ and to create knowledge that advances business and society. As one of the core courses of a leading globally engaged school, this course aims to underpin NUCB's mission and future purpose for educating ethical leaders.

授業の目的(意義) / Importance of this course

This course examines business from an ethical perspective. In particular, it explores the existence of corporations in liberal democracies; ethical concerns surrounding multinational corporations and globalisation; various issues of theoretical and applied ethics; and the management of business ethics. The main concepts and theories underpinning the business ethics field will be introduced, and you will have the opportunity to use these in understanding business related issues. Considerable emphasis will be placed on student participation in class, with the aim of promoting ethical reflection on the many important issues that surround business-society relations. Ultimately, the aim of the course is to enable you to recognise and reflect upon complex ethical problems with a view to enhancing your analytical, decision-making, and managerial skills.

到達目標 / Achievement Goal


By taking part in this course, students will be able to recognize moral issues in business decisions, analyze the benefits and harms brought by business decisions on different stakeholder groups, and devise strategies to respond to ethical dilemmas in businesses as well as measures to prevent unethical actions and behaviors from happening. Finally, students will be able to debate systematically with multi-sided understanding of international management on business ethics.

本授業の該当ラーニングゴール Learning Goals

*本学の教育ミッションを具現化する形で設定されています。

LG3 Ethical Decision Making
LG4 Effective Communication
LG6 Managerial Perspectives (BBA)

受講後得られる具体的スキルや知識 Learning Outcomes


Specifically, this course develops a knowledge and understanding of:

- Ethical theory
- Divergence of business and business ethics (e.g., West vs. Asia)
- Business ethics and institutional dynamics
- Issues of applied ethics
- The private and public political environment of corporations
- Managing business ethics

The course develops the following intellectual skills:

- The cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, including the ability to identify assumptions, evaluate statements in terms of evidence, to detect false logic or reasoning, to identify implicit values, and to define terms adequately and to generalise appropriately.
- Effective qualitative problem solving and decision making skills.
- The ability to create, evaluate and access a range of options, together with the capacity to apply ideas and knowledge to a range of business and other situations.
- Understanding of the link between theoretical and empirical work on international business.
- The ability to research both country and case-study material

This course develops these professional and practical skills:

- Qualitative research skills.
- The ability to apply ethical theory to business problems and phenomena.
- Self awareness, openness and sensitivity to diversity in terms of people, cultures, business and management issues.
- Effective performance within a team environment, including leadership, team building, influencing and project management skills.
- The ability to conduct research into business and management issues, either individually or as part of a team, including a familiarity with a range of business data and research resources and appropriate methodologies.

SDGsとの関連性 Relevance to Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4 質の高い教育をみんなに(Quality Education)

教育手法 Teaching Method

教育手法 Teaching Method % of Course Time
インプット型 Traditional 10 %
参加者中心型 Participant-Centered Learning ケースメソッド Case Method 90 %
フィールドメソッド Field Method 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

事前学修と事後学修の内容、レポート、課題に対するフィードバック方法 Pre- and Post-Course Learning, Report, Feedback methods

Course prerequisites
Participants should allow at least 3 hours of preparation time per case.
A laptop computer is required for electronic distribution of handouts on the day of the class.
Even though this course does not use a textbook, the students will learn theories, notions and models in the field of international management.

Preparation report
Students should familiarise themselves with the cases and be ready for classroom debates.
Student should submit the preparation report (i.e., (1) critical understanding of the cases (1 page); and (2) expected key takeaways from the cases (1 page)).
Submission method : via Google Classroom.
Submission deadline: Before the class begin (7:00am for each class day).

Final Report
The case for final report will be announced ahead of the submission deadline to give you some time to familiarize yourself with the decision-making scenario.
Submission method: via Google Classroom.

*It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself fully with University Regulations concerning plagiarism and other forms of unacceptable and unfair practice.
*Some cases may be changed before the course starts.

授業スケジュール Course Schedule

第1日(Day1)

Part 1: Introduction to Business Ethics
Topic 1: Course Overview, Objectives, and Expectations
Topic 2: What and Why is Business Ethics?



●使用するケース
Facebook-Can Ethics Scale in the Digital Age? (HBS)

第2日(Day2)

Part 2: Ethical Theories and the Ethics of Free Markets I (West)
Topic 3: Deontology
Topic 4: Utilitarianism



●使用するケース
Royal Dutch/Shell in Nigeria (A) (HBS)

第3日(Day3)

Part 3: Ethical Theories and the Ethics of Free Markets II (Asia)
Topic 5: Balancing Social and Business Values
Topic 6: Conflicts of Interest in Asia


●使用するケース
AstraZeneca (China): Promoting Social Innovation with Holistic Disease Management Solutions Throughout the Patient Journey (CEIBS)

第4日(Day4)

Part 4: Descriptive Ethics & Managing Ethical Dilemmas
Topic 7: What is Ethical Decision Making?
Topic 8: Business Communication Strategy


●使用するケース
Big Boom Beverages (HBS)

第5日(Day5)

Part 5: Human rights
Topic 9: Multi-stakeholder Analysis
Topic 10: Labor rights


●使用するケース
Rana Plaza: Workplace Safety in Bangladesh (A) (HBS)

第6日(Day6)

Part 6: Diversity & Inclusion
Topic 11: Workplace Discrimination
Topic 12: Ethical Issues in Local and Global Society


●使用するケース
DEI at Schneider Electric: From "Why" to "How (CIBS)

第7日(Day7)

Part 7: Ethical Marketing
Topic 13: Ethical Motivation in Marketing
Topic 14: Sustainable Technology and Consumption


●使用するケース
Beyond Meat: Changing Customer Behaviour in Food Consumption (IVEY)

成績評価方法 Evaluation Criteria

*成績は下記該当項目を基に決定されます。
*クラス貢献度合計はコールドコールと授業内での挙手発言の合算値です。
講師用内規準拠 Method of Assessment Weights
コールドコール Cold Call 10 %
授業内での挙手発言 Class Contribution 40 %
クラス貢献度合計 Class Contribution Total 50 %
予習レポート Preparation Report 10 %
小テスト Quizzes / Tests 0 %
シミュレーション成績 Simulation 0 %
ケース試験 Case Exam 0 %
最終レポート Final Report 40 %
期末試験 Final Exam 0 %
参加者による相互評価 Peer Assessment 0 %
合計 Total 100 %

評価の留意事項 Notes on Evaluation Criteria

Preparation before class and active participation in both small group discussion and open class discussion are expected. The preparation report and the final report will be graded by the comprehensiveness and depth of arguments. The final course grading will follow a forced distributed curve when the number of participations is larger than 10.

使用ケース一覧 List of Cases

    ケースは使用しません。

教科書 Textbook

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参考文献・資料 Additional Readings and Resource

BOOKS:
1) Crane, A., Matten, D., Glozer, S., & Spence, L. (2019). Business Ethics: Managing Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability in the Age of Globalization. Oxford University Press. (ISBN: 9780198810070)

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES OF THE LECTURER:
1) KIM, R. C. (2022). Rethinking corporate social responsibility under contemporary capitalism: Five ways to reinvent CSR. Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, 31(2), 346-362.
2) KIM, R. C., SAITO, A., & AVVARI, M. (2020). Interpretation and integration of “creating shared value” in Asia: implications for strategy research and practice. Asian Business & Management, 19, 379–406.
3) KIM, R. C. (2018). Creating Shared Value (CSV) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Collaborate for a Better World? Insights from East Asia. Sustainability, 10(11), https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/11/4128.
4) KIM, R.C. YOO, K. I., & UDDIN, H. (2017). The Korean Air Nut Rage Scandal: Domestic versus International Responses to a Viral Incident. Business Horizons, 61(4), 533-544.
5) KIM, R.C., & MOON, J. (2015). Dynamics of corporate social responsibility in Asia: Knowledge and norms. Asian Business & Management, 14(5), 349-382.
6) KIM, C.H., AMAESHI, K., HARRIS, S., & SUH, C-J. (2013). CSR and the National Institutional Context: The Case of South Korea. Journal of Business Research, 66(12), 2581-2591.
7) BOLTON, S., KIM, R. C., & O’GORMAN, K. D. (2011). Corporate Social Responsibility as a Dynamic Internal Organizational Process: A Case Study. Journal of Business Ethics, 101(1), 61-74.
8) KIM, C.H., & SCULLION, H. (2011). Exploring the links between corporate social responsibility and global talent management: a comparative study of the UK and Korea. European Journal of International Management, 5(5), 501-523.


授業調査に対するコメント Comment on Course Evaluation

Class discussion will follow a more structured and theoretically based manner.

担当教員のプロフィール About the Instructor 


Rebecca Chunghee Kim, Ph.D. is Professor of Business Ethics and International Management at the NUCB Business School. She was a British Chevening scholar and a visiting scholar of University of California, Berkeley. Rebecca received her PhD degree (2009) from University of Strathclyde Business School, UK.

Specialized field and societal impact:
Rebecca is particularly interested in research on comparative and global CSR, ESG, and capitalism through active collaboration with scholars/practitioners from around the world. Her research interest also includes: UN SDGs; Inclusive Leadership; Family Business; and Institutional Theory. As a discussion-loving scholar, Rebecca has delivered speeches/guest lectures on international CSR and ESG in various nations including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Mongolia, UK and USA.

Selected Refereed Articles:
• (2022) Rethinking corporate social responsibility under contemporary capitalism: Five ways to reinvent CSR, Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, 31(2), 346-362.
• (2022) Sanpo-Yoshi and Corporate Social Responsibility in Japan, Strategic Analysis, 46(4), 403–415.
• (2021) Interpretation and integration of “creating shared value” in Asia: implications for strategy research and practice, Asian Business & Management, 19, 379–406.
• (2018) The Korean Air Nut Rage Scandal: Domestic versus International Responses to a Viral Incident, Business Horizons], 61(4), 533-544.
• (2018) Can Creating Shared Value (CSV) and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) Collaborate for a Better World? Insights from East Asia, Sustainability, 10(11), 4128.

Refereed Proceedings
• (2023) Retention of Millennial and Gen Z Employees: Does CSR Matters? 2023 AoM Conference Proceedings (Boston, USA)
• (2023) Revisiting Carroll’s Pyramid of CSR Model: How to Improve CSR Education in Multi-cultural Setting, 2023 European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference Proceedings (Trinity Business School, Dublin, Ireland)
• (2022) Inclusive Leadership in Times of Crisis: The Messaging of Business Leaders Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, 2022 EURAM Conference Proceedings (Zhaw School of Management and Law, Winterthur, Switzerland)
• (2021) Inclusive Leadership in a Time of Crisis: The Messaging of Business Leaders Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, 47th EIBA Annual Conference 2021 (Madrid, Online)
• (2021) Distortions of Capitalism and Corporate Social Responsibility: 5 Ways To Reinvent CSR” 2021 EURAM Annual Conference Proceedings (University of Quebec, Online)

(実務経験 Work experience)


Previously, Rebecca taught at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, University of Nottingham, University of Strathclyde, and University of Edinburgh. Prior to entering academia, she worked in the fields of foreign diplomacy, government, NGO and CSR consulting business as a professional of international relations for twelve years.

Refereed Articles

  • (2022) Sanpo-Yoshi and Corporate Social Responsibility in Japan. Strategic Analysis 46(4):
  • (2022) Rethinking corporate social responsibility under contemporary capitalism: Five ways to reinvent CSR. Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility 31(2):
  • (2020) Interpretation and integration of “creating shared value” in Asia: implications for strategy research and practice. Asian Business & Management 19

Refereed Proceedings

  • (2023). Retention of Millennial and Gen Z Employees: Does CSR Matter?. 2023 AoM Proceedings .2023 Academy of Management (AoM) Conference . 1. 2. Boston, USA






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