Educating Youth for Business Ethics

  • Răzvan Ion Chitescu National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
  • Lama Al Rihani Dit Tallaj National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania
  • Mădălina Nicoleta Frînculeasa Valahia University of Targovişte, Romania
Keywords: Ethics, Business, Ethical behavior, Young people, Education


The socio-political situation and economic liberalization led to the emergence of numerous businesses. Today's society's tendency towards quick profits has led to the need for an increasingly meaningful application of business ethics perceptions to maintain legal and moral standards. Young people represent a category familiar, in general, with the theoretical notions that define the conceptual framework of business ethics (by completing courses specific to the university curriculum in economic sciences) or, finding themselves at the beginning of their professional life, confused business ethics with loyalty and fairness professional. The work presented is a study based on a survey that had as a tool the questionnaire made in order to highlight the ethical behavior in business, the elements that define it, the factors that influence it, and the At the same time, the main unethical behaviors specific to the three categories present were identified in an organization – manager (as an individual), management team, employee. The results showed that there are reciprocal influences between the three behavioral types. The adoption of a moral commitment and the foundation of an ethical conception can be achieved through education or by observing a diverse code of ethical conduct through which to provide an answer and/or solutions to the problems related to organizational practices. The ethical profile of businesses is important in order to attract and positively involve all stakeholders, which leads to obtaining competitive advantages but also to the consolidation of a healthy economy.

Author Biographies

Răzvan Ion Chitescu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Lama Al Rihani Dit Tallaj, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania

Mădălina Nicoleta Frînculeasa, Valahia University of Targovişte, Romania

Valahia University of Targovişte, Romania


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How to Cite
Chitescu, R. I., Al Rihani Dit Tallaj, L., & Frînculeasa, M. N. (2023). Educating Youth for Business Ethics. LUMEN Proceedings, 19, 97-112.