Business ethics is vital for success in the modern world, and so is a fundamental requirement for any business school program.
Without ethics and trust, there is no foundation to build a successful career. Accordingly, business schools have a duty to instil such values in their students.
Eusebius McKaiser spoke to Professor Lyla White from the Johannesburg Business School about the role of business, business ethics and what business schools may yet do differently to help develop a new crop of business leaders in South Africa.
Business is there to create value but value for what?— Professor Lyla White, Johannesburg Business School
Business is inherently good as it should be creating value through job creation and innovation.— Professor Lyla White, Johannesburg Business School
I'm listening my Leader. Great show...! My opinion on business is that in SA we are taught all the wrong skills from the onset like for example we have land but we can't use it.we are developing and yet people are studying computers and C/Accountancy. What about physical skills..— Maes1980 (@maes1980) November 27, 2018
We learn business principles, ethics, leadership,transformation and innovation in our degrees. However SA a whole has a skewed view of business, the management model is based on patriarchy that why you get old managers, forcing the "right way" and refusing to change— Basil Collins (@cfk678) November 27, 2018
Business schools (universities) need to push 3 boundaries – a) keep up with developments in society; b) culturally & contextually relevant teaching – speak also of Maponya not just Branson; and c) avoid working in silos, partners to inform policy.@Radio702 @Eusebius— Willie Chinyamurindi (@chinyaz) November 27, 2018
Listen to the full interview below...