Black Lives Matter and racism

Black Lives Matter and racism

Welcome to the SIM Teaching section. Below are SIM-related textbooks/syllabi, class activities, and some Professional Development Workshop Presentations by the SIM Curriculum Committee at the Academy of Management Annual Meetings. If you want to share your syllabi, teaching resources, and relevant links, you may directly email them via SIM Discussion Board or discuss on our FacebookLinkedin and/or Twitter pages.

SIM Textbook/Syllabi

In 2017, the SIM Curriculum Development Committee asked SIM members and textbook authors to provide syllabi for Business, Society, and Ethics type classes. Below is an alphabetical list of the textbook/syllabi responses we received. We include several syllabi at the end that do not require a specific textbook. We hope that you find this useful for designing your classes. Denis Collins Chair, SIM Curriculum Development Committee, 2017-2018. 

Textbooks with syllabi

Archie B. Carroll, Jill Brown & Ann K. Buchholtz, Business and Society: Ethics, Sustainability and Stakeholder Management, 2018.

David Chandler, Corporate Social Responsibility: A Strategic Perspective, 2015.

Joanne B. Ciulla, Clancy Martin & Robert C. Solomon, Honest Work: A Business Ethics Reader, 2014. 

Denis Collins, Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations, 2018.

C. Ferrell, JohnFraedrich & Linda Ferrell,Business Ethics, Ethical Decision Making & Cases, 2017.

Timothy L. Fort, The Vision of the Firm, 2017.

Mary C. Gentile, Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, 2012.

Laura P. Hartman, Joseph R. DesJardins & Chris MacDonald, Business Ethics: Decision Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility, 2018. 

Anne T. Lawrence & James Weber, Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, 2017.

Praveen Parboteeah & John B. Cullen,Business Ethics, 2012.

Michael J. Sandel, Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? 2010.

Leslie E. Sekerka, Ethics is a Daily Deal: Choosing to Build Moral Strength as a Practice, 2016.

William H. Shaw & Vincent Barry, Moral Issues in Business, 2015.

Eugene Soltes, Why They Do It: Inside the Mind of a White-Color Criminal, 2016

Kelly Strader,Understanding White Collar Crime,2017.

Joseph Weiss, Business Ethics, A Stakeholder & Issues Management Approach, 2014.


Syllabi with no required textbooks

  • Business–Government Readings, Doug Schuler

  • Ethics, Diversity & Social Responsibility, Scott Jeffrey

  • First Year Business Ethics, University of Virginia

  • Harvard Course Packet, Jonathan Bundy

  • Social Enterprise Readings, Doug Schuler

Class Activities to Use

Teaching Social Issues in Management courses and topics can be an exciting experience that provides students with an in-depth understanding of themselves and work issues that impact the lives of others. The activities below are available for you to download and use in the classroom or workshops to enrich student learning. 

You may submit your own classroom activities to post by copying and completing the attached summary format and submit it, along with the activity to Denis Collins, Edgewood College

  • Aristotle Happiness Survey
  • Assessing Ethical and Financial Performance
  • Balanced Experiential Inquiry
  • Code of Ethics or Core Values Assessment
  • Conducing a Values Auction
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Core Values Group
  • Create a Code of Ethics
  • Discussion Ground Rules
  • Ethics Awareness Journaling
  • Ethics of Capitalism Debate
  • ”Framing Self” Report
  • Meaningful Work
  • Meditation and Stress Reduction
  • Microfinancing (Social Entrepreneurship) Awareness
  • Moral Development Partners
  • Optimal Ethics Systems Model Final Exam
  • Organizational Best Practices Benchmark Survey
  • Philanthropy and Volunteerism
  • Purpose of Life Essay
  • Real Life Ethical Dilemma Discussions
  • Recommending my Friend Morgan
  • Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria: Where do responsibilities end?
  • Sexual Harassment Scenarios
  • Work-Life Balance

SIM Curriculum Committee's Professional Development Workshops

  • Effective Use of Social Mediain Teaching for Social, Environmental and Ethics Topics (2013)
  • Creating Balance: Enhancing Cognitive Skills and Behavioral Change in Course Design (2012)
  • Effective Online Teachingfor Social and Environmental Topics (2012)

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