The modern business corporation is a culturally significant component of American Society. It is facing a cultural invasion of the highest order. The categorical imperative, an unconditional principle that rational individuals must follow despite natural desires or inclinations to do otherwise, is today being called into question. This is most likely the result of grounding moral values upon information that is transient and unstable rather than upon established data. The social contract, which governs the formation and maintenance of individual morals, is a requirement in organizations that demands collective agency – employees acting together to set forth moral rules of behavior and eschew pernicious leanings and tendencies. From that perspective, ethical training becomes a key leveraging point in the disconnect between cultural expectations and individual behaviors in corporate America.
Pitre, Richard and Claiborne, Claudius
"Corporate Ethical Training: An Answer to White-Collar Crimes,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 14
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol14/iss2/11