Call for Chapters: Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum

Kemi Ogunyemi (Lagos Business School)

Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum: A Handbook for International Faculty (Volume 2), Published by Business Expert Press as part of the PRME Collection, PRME Collection Editor: Oliver Laasch

Ogunyemi, K. (2014). Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum. New York: Business Expert Press (Volume 1)
Ogunyemi, K. (2014). Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum. New York: Business Expert Press (Volume 1)


The need to embed business ethics in the teaching of management disciplines has at times given rise to a debate as to whether ethics should be taught as a standalone course or in an embedded manner. So far, the majority of the opinions favors a consensus that both approaches are relevant and should be used complementarily for optimal results. This book goes beyond the current literature by providing unique insights into the experience of seasoned academics regarding embedding business ethics into their teaching of the practice of management.

Specifically, this call is soliciting chapter proposals from a multidisciplinary array of scholars that can contribute to knowledge of how to embed ethics in the business disciplines that have not been covered in Volume 1, for example, the following: Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Operations and Service Management, Marketing, Financial Accounting, Organizational Behavior, Management Communication, Team Building, Business Leadership, Project Management, Business Law, and Microeconomics. The multidisciplinary approach of the book is expected to make its content very rich (actual table of contents to be derived from accepted chapter proposals).

Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum: A Handbook for International Faculty provides faculty in business schools with knowledgeable discourse about the ethical issues within their fields. The book fits into Area 1, educator guides, of the PRME Collection, as a supplementary textbook for the business student (to highlight the ethical dilemmas for all the different managerial functional roles covered in the book) and a handbook for business faculty, and promotes PRME principles 1, 2 and 3. For example, a chapter on embedding ethics in teaching operations management would be used by faculty and students as a supplement to the usual textbooks for operations management courses.

Principle 1 states: We will develop the capabilities of students to be future generators of sustainable value for business and society at large and to work for an inclusive and sustainable global economy. Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum: A Handbook for International Faculty enables faculty to ensure that their students grasp the moral dimension of running a business whether it be at the moment of drawing up sustainable business plans, of raising finance, of appraising employees, of executing operation strategies, of buying software, or of implementing a customer loyalty plan.

Principle 2 states: We will incorporate into our academic activities and curricula the values of global social responsibility as portrayed in international initiatives such as the United Nations Global Compact. This objective of this book is precisely to facilitate this task for faculty.

Principle 3 states: We will create educational frameworks, materials, processes and environments that enable effective learning experiences for responsible leadership. Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum: A Handbook for International Faculty provides a platform for faculty to share their experiences of how to teach ethical profitability with their peers. This contributes to resolving the concerns that faculty in other disciplines may experience when they wish to incorporate ethics into their teaching but may feel that they lack the preparation for doing this or ideas of how to go about it.


  • The Sustainable MBA, by Giselle Weybrecht
  • Principles of Responsible Management, by Oliver Laasch and Roger Conaway
  • Business Ethics in Action by Domènec Melé
  • Responsible Leadership by Thomas Maak and Nicola Pless (eds.)

The difference is that Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum: A Handbook for International Faculty is being written by people who are teaching disciplines other than Ethics, from their experience of teaching them, rather than by people outside those disciplines who are using the responsible management lens to view them all. The insights of our colleagues from within their fields are invaluable.


Analyzing Business Problems
Brand Management
Business Law
Business Leadership
Business Statistics
Corporate and Financial Accounting
Corporate Finance
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Business Venturing
Financial Management (Managerial Finance)
Financial Strategy of the Firm
Healthcare Administration
International Business
International Finance
Investment Management
Labor Relations
Management Communications
Management Consulting
Management Science
Managerial Economics (Microeconomics)
Managing Non-Profits
Managing Outsourced Human Resources
Managing Sustainability in Operations Strategy
Market Research
Marketing Communications and Branding
Occupational Safety and Health
Operations Research
Organizational Behavior
Organizational Design
Project Management
Quantitative Analysis
Real Estate Investing and Management
Risk Management
Sales and Promotions
Service Management
Tax Management and Auditing
Team Building

Each chapter will be about 5000 words. The unifying structure will be as follows:
a)     Introduction
b)     Description of discipline
c)     Typical ethical issues – with examples
d)     Ethics teaching strategy
e)     Advice for teachers
f)      Developing versus developed country perspectives
g)     Summary and conclusion
h)     Suggested exercises/projects (in a box)

Book Length: Between 45,000 to 75,000 words


Schedule for publication of the book:
·        Book chapter proposals received: April 23, 2015
·        Notification of accepted chapter proposals: May 12, 2015
·        Receipt of full book chapters for review: October 2, 2015
·        Review book chapters and revision feedback: November 28, 2015
·        Receipt by editors of final draft of book chapters: January 9, 2016
·        Book delivered to the publisher February 14, 2016
·        Anticipated publication: September 8, 2016

Authors of selected proposals will be invited to submit full chapters for publication in this second volume of the book titled Teaching Ethics across the Management Curriculum: A Handbook for International Faculty. Authors of accepted full chapters will be required to participate in the review process (two chapters each).

Please submit your chapter proposal as a Microsoft Word document attached to an email no later than April 23, 2015. We would appreciate a one page proposal outlining your chapter and identifying your discipline, and outlining the broad scope of your proposed chapter content (preferably not exceeding 250 words). Please include as a separate file a brief biography covering your current institutional affiliation and position, a listing of your relevant publications and educational background, and any other pertinent information on your qualifications for contributing to this manuscript (preferably not exceeding 250 words).

Send proposals and inquiries to Kemi Ogunyemi
Senior Lecturer, Business Ethics , Anthropology and Sustainability
Lagos Business School
Pan-Atlantic University
Km 22 Lekki-Epe Expresway
Lagos, Nigeria