115-0351/03 – Ethics in Business and in Public Administration (PODETVS)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of ManagementCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.Subject version guarantorprof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2012/2013
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BLA18 prof. PhDr. Jiří Bláha, CSc.
CER0037 PhDr. Ing. Martin Černek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

1. Explain importance and terms of business ethics and corporate social responsibility 2. Identify resources of ethical consideration 3. Judge tools of business ethics and corporate social responsibility 4. Discuss experiences with ethical tools application

Teaching methods



Demonstrating of the significance of ethical principles and rules for enterpreneurial activities and public administration. Gathering of the knowledge concerning to the development of the ethical thinking and factors influencing ethical behavior on the level of particular persons as well as organisation. The offer of ethical instruments for enterpreneurship and public administration.

Compulsory literature:

BAILEY, S. John and Mary R. BURCH. Ethics for Behavior Analysts: A Practical Guide to the Behavior Analyst Certification board Guidelines for Responsible Conduct. Taylor & Francis, Inc. 2nd Expanded Edition, 2005. ISBN 978-0805851182. COLLINS, Denis. Business Ethics. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2012. ISBN 13-978470639948. KLINE, M. John. Ethics for International Business: Decision-Making in a Global Political Economy. 2nd Edition. Routledge, 2009. ISBN 978-0415351027. KOTLER, Philip and Nancy, LEE. Corporate Social Responsibility: Doing the Most Good for Your Company and Your Cause. New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, 2005. ISBN 0-471-47611-0.

Recommended literature:

Business Ethics. The Blackwell encyklopedia of Management. Oxford. Blackwell Publishing, 2005. ISBN 631-23317-2. KRAMER, M. Roderick, TENBRUNSEL, E. Ann a Max H. BAZERMAN (Eds.) Social Decision Making: Social Dilemmas, social Values, and Ethical Judgments. Routledge: Psychology Press, 2009. ISBN 978-1841698991. SCHMINKE, Marshall. (Ed.) Managerial Ethics: Managing the Psychology of Morality. Omaha: Creighton University, 2010. ISBN 978-1848728332.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Další požadavky na studenta

Basic knowledge of management.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Definition of terms (ethics, business ethics, business ethics and specifics Ethics in Public Administration). * The relationship of ethics to economics and law. * Basis of ethical considerations. 2.Ethical concepts and categories - value, value orientation, good and evil, moral standards. * The ethical values ​​of managers and employees in public administration and the influence of values negotiations. 3.Factors that affect ethical behavior. Individual, social and organizational factors. Organizational culture, organizational culture elements, the possibility their understanding and changing organizational culture. * Whistle - blowing - a warning on unethical problems in the organization. * Ethical decision making - the basic model. 4.Corporate Social Responsibility and liability of the members of the organization. * Factors that influence the types of liability. Management companies. * reduction of corruption and corrupt phenomena. 5.International Business Ethics. 6.Tools development of ethical behavior in the organization. * Codes of ethics (in business and public administration). * Ethics training. * Communication in the organization and with customers and citizens. * The role of the ombudsman. * The role of values ​​presented in the vision of the organization. 7.Skills that are important for ethical conduct. 8.Possibilities and limits of awareness of ethical conduct in business and public administration.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (85) 85
        Written exam Written test 85  85
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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