29 Jan Module 3: Discussion Forum
Many management theorists believe that most instances of insider trading in organizations occur because top managers did not establish a strong enough ethical tone. Others believe insider trading is based on poor leadership from top managers, which then trickles down to employees. What does cheating in the use of insider trading information say about the ethical environment or leadership of a firm? How could virtue ethics provide a solution to cheating? Provide at least three examples in support of your view. Describe how virtue ethics education might be applied to a situation of insider trading cheating.