July 27, 2016
Congratulations to PhD student Yoann Guntzburger, co-ordinator of the HEC Montréal Chair in Ethical Management, who has been named the Étudiant-chercheur étoile for June 2016 by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC)!
He received this distinction for his article/paper? entitled “Professional Biases in Ethics Practice and Ethics Education: An Empirical Investigation of Seven Professions,” co-authored with Full Professor Thierry C. Pauchant and Joé T. Martineau (PhD 2014), and published in the Journal of Business Ethics Education.
Their research explores the influence of career training on the perceived effectiveness of certain ethical practices. Does career training give rise to judgment biases? The co-authors examined this issue and empirically demonstrated the existence of such biases, and their diversity in seven professions – a first in the field.
The research results suggest that the partial effectiveness of such ethics programs lies in a lack of diversity and adaptability. It recommends basing programs on practices deemed positive by all professions involved, introducing additional practices while anticipating resistance from each profession, and discussing differences to emulate program diversity.