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The BAM Researcher Development Hub | This event is specially designed for research students and members of staff at the University of Chester's Faculty of Business & Management (BAM).

Eligibility: Open to all researchers and interested parties.

A public research seminar by Professor Paul Manning, Faculty of Business & Management, University of Chester, titled "The MBA Student, Business Ethics and Responsible Management: Attitudes and Opportunities for Development".

This presentation will report on longitudinal research into MBA students and their perspectives on business ethics and responsible management.

The presentation will detail the rationale for the research, which is based on growing body of literature that draws attention to an ethics deficit in management theory as taught in business schools (Ghoshal, 2005:75). Swanson and Frederick, for example contend that business schools and their pedagogy were ‘unwitting accomplices in corporate crimes’ (2003: 24), and Hunh (2013) makes the case that the orthodoxies in MBA pedagogy and practice restrict the ability of managers to recognize and respond to ethical dilemmas, and consequently ‘…resentment against the MBA is visible everywhere.’

The aim of the research is to expand understanding of MBA student perspectives towards business ethics. This expanded understanding will contribute to the debate on enhancing business ethics pedagogy on MBA programmes, including curriculum development, ultimately to contribute to producing graduates, ‘…that enhance the integrity of the business world’ (Koljatic and Silva, 2014).

Paul Manning is Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Chester’s Business and Management School. He has previously held posts at a number of UK universities including, The University of Liverpool, Leeds Beckett University and Northumbria University. His research interests include business ethics, knowledge management, social capital and small business and entrepreneurship. He is an active researcher who has published in eminent journals. He also reviews for a number of leading journals and conferences.

Paul’s qualifications include a PhD from Royal Holloway College, The University of London, entitled: ‘Social Capital Processes: An Owner-Manager Perspective’. Paul's qualifications also include an MBA (with distinction) and a PGCHE (with distinction) from the University of Liverpool.

The format:

  • Lunch and networking (20 minutes)
  • Research seminar (20 minutes)
  • Questions and answers (20 minutes)


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