Meta-learning about business ethics: Building honorable business school communities

Linda Klebe Trevino, Donald McCabe

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We propose extending business ethics education beyond the formal curriculum to the "hidden curriculum" where messages about ethics and values are implicitly sent and received. In this meta-learning approach, students learn by becoming active participants in an "honorable" business school community where real ethical issues are openly discussed and acted upon. When combined with formal ethics instruction, this meta-learning approach provides a framework for a proposed comprehensive program of business ethics education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-416
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Business Ethics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Law


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