|IBE Business Ethics Student Essay Competition
This competition aims to encourage the teaching of business ethics in UK Business Schools and similar teaching departments.
Attention all students!
Write an essay on any business ethics topic for a chance to win £1,000!
Business ethics is an increasingly important issue for all organisations.
Are you interested in:
Why a culture of trust and fairness in the workplace makes good business sense
How should multinational firms apply their values around the globe?
What inspires staff to act ethically?
What constitutes good practice in supply chain management?
What pressures cause senior managers to make unethical choices?
Should executives be paid for failure?
Diversity on boards?
Then send us your essay!
The competition is in two categories – Undergraduate and Postgraduate.
Prizes are: 1,000 for the winning essay in each category. 2 runner’s up prizes of £500 may also be awarded.
A focus on current topics in business ethics is encouraged: supply chain management; speaking up and whistleblowing; tax; gifts and entertainment; conflicts of interest; bribery, corruption and facilitation payments; human rights; harassment and discrimination; work / home balance; security and data protection; use of social media; and relative pay levels.
Students may find it helpful to review the IBE website to understand our approach to business ethics, issues of concern and corporate approaches to dealing them.
The competition will be open to any undergraduate or postgraduate studying at a UK university or business school.
The deadline is 30 June 2014.
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Essays will be judged and scored upon the following criteria
Topicality – the extent to which the topic of the essay is subject to contemporary debate and relevance to ethical business practice
Clarity of expression – the extent to which the essay is fluently written in accessible language, is coherently structured and uses a high standard of referencing.
Analysis - the extent to which the essay presents clear, well organised and well reasoned argument, judgment and opinion or conclusion, with relevant evidence, analysis, illustration, interpretation, evaluation, or application,
Use of theory and research – the extent to which the essay draws on appropriate academic literature and other data and relates it to the topic; and sets out and correctly employs relevant concepts
Application to practice – the extent to which the essay addresses real-world challenges in business ethics and makes a contribution to the development of thinking and practice