Academic dishonesty of future business leaders
SAM Advanced Management Journal
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Academic dishonesty is, alas, a feature of global student experience, and institutions of learning must deal with it. This is easier said than done, because perceptions of "cheating " differ among cultures, as do "ethics." To get a grip on this difficult problem, the authors conducted a study among MBA students in the U.S. based on Hofstede's four cultural dimensions: collectivism/individualism; masculinity/femininity; power distance; and uncertainty avoidance. These were related to the four dimensions of Rawwas and Isakson's model of attitudes toward academic dishonesty: receiving and abetting; obtaining unfair advantage; fabricating information, and ignoring prevalent practices. The detailed results should help teachers design ethics courses with students' cultural orientations in mind.
Swaidan, Z. and Mujtaba, Bahaudin, "Academic dishonesty of future business leaders" (2013). HCBE Faculty Articles. 427.