Правительство Российской Федерации Государственное образовательное бюджетное учреждение Высшего профессионального образования «Государственный университет – Высшая школа экономики» Факультет менеджмента Программа дисциплины Бизнес-этика (на английском языке) для направления 080500.68 «Менеджмент» подготовки магистра Автор: доцент Берг Райан Самюэль Рекомендована секцией УМС Секция «Менеджмент» Председатель Н.Б.Филинов «_____» __________________ г. Одобрена на заседании кафедры Управления человеческими ресурсами Зав. кафедрой В.И.Кабалина «» ____________ г Утверждена УС факультета менеджмента Ученый секретарь О.Н.Балаева « ____» ___________________ г. Москва 2012 Qualitative Methods in Business Ethics Fall 2011 Instructor: Ryan Burg Email: [email protected] Phone: +7 903 277-16-18 Office: 33/5 Kirpichnaya str. Office 805 Office hours: Tuesday 3:00-4:00 pm and by appointment. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OVERVIEW The field of business ethics focuses on the moral conflict that arises within and around economic organizations. Rather than providing a survey of this field, students will contribute to it in specific ways. We will undertake three research projects during the term. The first focuses on the social control of economic activity, the second on the norms of property ownership and exchange in Russia, and the third on an industry of the students' choice. Students will record and code field notes of participant observation; conduct, record, transcribe, and code semi-structured interviews; collect and code historical comparative data; and draft a survey. Students will be evaluated based upon their research product. Instead of a final exam, students will write a paper evaluating the research conducted during the term, suggesting its strengths, limitations, and possible extensions. Both methodological and theoretical readings will also be required in this course. The textbooks for the course are optional, but highly recommended. Creswell provides a very helpful guide for students looking to formulate a research project. • Creswell, John W. 2008. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches. Sage. For wonderful qualitative studies of ethics in organizations, read any of the following. • Jackall, Robert. 1988. Moral Mazes: The World of Corporate Managers. Oxford University Press. • Kanter, Rosabeth M. 1993. Men and Women of the Corporation. Basic Books. • Whyte, William. 1956. The Organization Man. Garden City: Doubleday Anchor Books. CLASS SCHEDULE Introduction to business ethics 22 September No readings due for class. The gender system as a model for business ethics 29 September Assignment due: Field notes from participant observation Britton, Dana M. 2000. “The Epistemology of Gendered Organizations.” Gender and Society, 14(3): 418-434. Donaldson, Thomas, and Thomas Dunfee. 2000. “Précis for Ties that Bind.” Business and Society Review, 105(4): 436-443. Dunfee, Thomas et al. 1997. “Business and Ethics.” In Modern Business Law and the Regulatory Environment. Columbus: McGraw Hill. 9-19. West, Candace, and Donald H. Zimmerman. 1987. “Doing Gender.” Gender and Society, 1(2): 125-151. The social control of business: exit, voice, and loyalty 6 October Assignment due: Portfolio from historical analysis Goffman, Erving. 1977. “The Arrangement between the Sexes.” Theory and Society, 4(3): 301-331. Hirschmann, Albert O. 1970. Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1-43. Lopata, Helena Z., and Barrie Thorne. 1978. “On the Term ‘Sex Roles.’ ” Signs, 3(3): 718-721. Scott, Joan W. 1986. “Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis.” The American Historical Review, 91(5): 1053-1075. Property governance 13 October Assignment due: Gender interview transcripts Buchanan, Allen. 1988. “Efficiency Arguments For and Against the Market.” In Ethics, Efficiency, and the Market. Totowa: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 14-46. de Tocqueville, Alexis. 1840. “Some Considerations on the Present State and the Probable Future of the Three Races that Inhabit the Territory of the United States.” In Democracy in America. Translated and edited by Harvey C. Mansfield. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 302-348. Ellickson, Robert. 1986. “Of Coase and Cattle: Dispute Resolution among Neighbors in Shasta County.” Stanford Law Review, 38(3): 623-687. Weiss, Robert. 1994. “Interviewing.” In Learning from Strangers: The Art and Method of Qualitative Interview Studies. New York: The Free Press. 61-119. Civility and dignity 20 October Assignment due: Business failure interview transcripts Ashforth, Blake, and Glen E. Kreiner. 1999. “ ‘How Can You Do It?’: Dirty Work and the Challenge of Constructing a Positive Identity.” Academy of Management Review, 24(3): 413-434. Fuller, Robert W. 2003. Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank. Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Publishers. 1-43. Hartman, Edwin. 1996. “The Good Community and the Good Organization.” In Organizational Ethics and the Good Life. New York: Oxford University Press. 166-188. Whyte, William H. 1956. The Organization Man. Garden City: Doubleday Anchor Books. Read 5-24, skim 36-109. Stakeholder theory 27 October Assignment due: Property relations in Russia interview transcripts Phillips, Robert. 2003. “A Principle of Stakeholder Fairness.” In Stakeholder Theory and Organizational Ethics. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 85-118. Corporate social responsibility 3 November Assignment due: 5 page report comparing gender governance and organizational governance submitted with coded qualitative assignments Vogel, David. 2005. “What is the Demand for Virtue?” and “Beyond the Market for Virtue.” In The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility. Washington DC: The Brookings Institution. 46-74, 162-173. Greenwashing and deviance 10 November Braithwaite, John. 2005. “Competition Policy and Efficient Vice” and “Tax Systems in Crisis.” In Markets in Vice, Markets in Virtue. New York: Oxford University Press. 1-34. Group research project presentations 17 November Durkheim, Emile. 1933. The Division of Labor in Society. Translated by W. D. Halls. New York: MacMillan. xxxi-87. Polyani, Karl. 1944. “Societies and Economic Systems,” “Evolution of the Market Pattern,” and “The Self-Regulating Market and the Fictitious Commodities.” In The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time. Boston: Beacon Press. 45-80. Group research project presentations 24 November Assignment due: 15-20 page group research paper Weber, Max. 1920. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. Translated by Talcott Parsons. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 47-78, 174-183. GRADING Final grades will reflect overall performance in the class, including engagement in classroom discussion, research projects, performance on written assignments and group work in presentations. The percentage weights used in calculating course grades are as follows: 20% Participation 40% Individual research assignments 30% Group presentation and paper 10% Take home final exam With the exception of clerical errors, there will be no change of grades after posting. PARTICIPATION Class participation is an important part of the seminar. Students will gain points for demonstrating effort in understanding the readings and course materials and from sharing research findings. Students will lose points for missing class or coming unprepared. TEAMWORK Though groups will be used to discuss ideas and get feedback throughout the term, the group research project is the only assignment where the same grade will be given to all members of a group. For this project each team will conduct, record, transcribe, and analyze interviews with individuals from the same occupational group. Each student is asked to conduct at least three hours of interviews with three or more people in a related field. The objectives of this assignment are to learn about listening as a means of moral awareness and to better understand the complexity of business norms. It can be very difficult to observe norms as an outsider, but there are strategies available to those who would seek to improve norms by acting on their personal values. This project will culminate in a fifteen-page group paper and presentation of findings. Basic interviewing techniques will be discussed in class. Materials for subject accrual (getting people to participate), consent, interview questions, and data analysis will be provided. FINAL EXAM The final exam is a relatively small component of the grade which students will email to the instructor by 15 December, 2011. The exam will ask students to think critically about their work and the quality of the research that they have conducted and to suggest ways that research in the field of business ethics could be advanced further.