Are courses in business ethics inadvertently educating modern-day Machiavellis, teaching students to justify almost any act if it results in a net gain in social benefits? Peter F. Drucker thinks so. After a study of ethical literature and the practice of one company, the author concludes that Drucker's scorn for courses in business ethics is misplaced. Managers need to develop a vision of the sort of people they are becoming and the sort of company they are shaping through their decisions.
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