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The ethics of a society is embedded in the ideas and beliefs about what is right or wrong, what is a good or bad character; it is also embedded in the conceptions of satisfactory social relations and attitudes held by the members of the society; it is embedded, furthermore, in the forms or patterns of behavior that are considered by the members of the society to bring about social harmony and cooperative living, justice, and fairness.
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By Carter McNamara on January 2,
Ethical Values in Education and Society
In ethics , value denotes the degree of importance of some thing or action, with the aim of determining what actions are best to do or what way is best to live normative ethics , or to describe the significance of different actions. Value systems are prospective and prescriptive beliefs ; they affect ethical behavior of a person or are the basis of their intentional activities. Often primary values are strong and secondary values are suitable for changes. What makes an action valuable may in turn depend on the ethical values of the objects it increases, decreases or alters. An object with "ethic value" may be termed an "ethic or philosophic good" noun sense. Values can be defined as broad preferences concerning appropriate courses of actions or outcomes. As such, values reflect a person's sense of right and wrong or what "ought" to be.
How can one establish if a corporate code of ethics is ethical in terms of its content? One important first step might be the establishment of core universal moral values by which corporate codes of ethics can be ethically constructed and evaluated. Following a review of normative research on corporate codes of ethics, a set of universal moral values is generated by considering three sources: 1 corporate codes of ethics; 2 global codes of ethics; and 3 the business ethics literature. Based on the convergence of the three sources of standards, six universal moral values for corporate codes of ethics are proposed including: 1 trustworthiness; 2 respect; 3 responsibility; 4 fairness; 5 caring; and 6 citizenship. Relying on the proposed set of universal moral values, implications are discussed as to what the content of corporate codes of ethics should consist of. The paper concludes with its limitations. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.
Universal Moral Values for Corporate Codes of Ethics
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Today, many educators, administrators, and parents are concerned over the startling rise in teen violence. Theories are expounded and old concepts are discarded. Still, within most school systems, violence, disrespect, and moral decay are quickly becoming the norm.