Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Alice Cheung: The Case of the Cheating Student - Instructor Note

Academic journal article Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies

Alice Cheung: The Case of the Cheating Student - Instructor Note

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INSTRUCTOR NOTE

CASE DESCRIPTION

The primary subject matter of this case concerns the individual processes that influence ethical decision making and behavior in organizations. This case examines and analyzes the impact of personal values, motivation, attitudes and decision making on ethical behavior in an academic setting.

This case can be used to discuss several of secondary issues such as the role of tenure at universities, cultural differences and organizational culture and group norms. In addition, the case highlights the various types of pressures faced by both students and professors at a University. The case has a difficulty level of three or four and is best utilized with juniors and seniors in Organizational Behavior (OB) and Human Resource Management (HRM), Ethics, and Education classes. It can also be used with first year MBA, MA, or MS, students in OB, HR, Education, or Business Ethics classes. This case can be used at any point in the semester as an illustration of both individual and organizational processes that influence ethical behavior in organizations. It can be taught in two hours of class time and requires approximately two to five hours of outside preparation by students, depending on the assignment given by the professor. …

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