Teaching Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics at Economic Programs

  • Iza Gigauri St. Andrews Georgian University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Mirela Panait Petroleum-Gas University of Ploiesti & Institute of National Economy, Bucharest, Romania
  • Maria Palazzo University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Keywords: corporate social responsibility, business ethics, education, stakeholders, pandemic crisis


The pandemic is seen as an opportunity to further advance in business ethics. Prof. Freeman called academics to contribute to developing more ethical business models. Businesses have been revising their missions towards more ethical business models as the pandemic has changed attitudes to life. Society expects that companies will serve human beings rather than solely maximization of profit to their stakeholders. This research is motivated by analyzing the importance of teaching business ethics. This research has looked into the directions of business education in terms of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and business ethics. The article intends to highlight the potential of CSR education in overcoming the pandemic crisis and increasing the wellbeing of society. This desk research underlines the standpoint of universities whether they should teach business ethics or CSR at the business faculties, and analyzes the educational programs of the business faculties to find out their attitude towards teaching of CSR/ethics.


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How to Cite
Gigauri, I., Panait, M., & Palazzo, M. (2021). Teaching Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics at Economic Programs. LUMEN Proceedings, 15, 24-37. https://doi.org/10.18662/lumproc/gekos2021/3