‘MTSU On the Record’ examines students’ business e...

‘MTSU On the Record’ examines students’ business ethics

The likelihood of college students to employ business ethics outside the classroom is the focus of the next “MTSU On the Record” radio program, which is moving to new airtimes on its regular days.

Dr. Thomas Tang

Dr. Thomas Tang

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Tom Tang, a professor in the Department of Management, first aired Sept. 12 on WMOT-FM/Roots Radio 89.5 and You can listen to their conversation below.

business ethics illus webTang’s study, which was published in the February 2016 issue of the “Journal of Business Ethics,” explores the impact of a chapter of business ethics in a college business course.

The professor found that this brief introduction to business ethics results in a positive relationship to students’ personal values toward making money.

Those whose high love of money is deeply rooted in their value system because of how they were raised, however, don’t appear to greatly change their appreciation of business ethics because of the instruction.

“According to my data, personal values (don’t) change that much,” said Tang, “so business ethics education is very important. We need to continue focusing on experiential things a little bit more in order to sink it in.

“A long-term organization development program is needed to break down students’ resistance to change and enhance students’ ethical decision-making,” the professor added.

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For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.