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Journal of Business Ethics Education

Volume 6, 2009

Cathy Driscoll, Mengsteab Tesfayohannes
Pages 25-42

“Big” Business Ethics Textbooks: Where Do Small Business and Entrepreneurship Fit?

We content-analyzed sixteen business ethics textbooks to assess the extent to which small business and entrepreneurship concepts appear in these texts. We found that scenarios related to large corporations and executive level decision-making dominate discussions and applications. These texts have very little to no coverage of small business and entrepreneurship and relevant ethical issues. We discuss this missing link and implications for integrating small business, entrepreneurship, and ethics into business ethics education.

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