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Business Ethics

In today's post-Enron environment, CEO's and managers are looking for ways to mend their public image and restore some trust.

A local group of college students has a new program designed to promote business ethics in local firms.

The students in free enterprise at Drury University in Springfield have formed the Southwest Missouri business ethics coalition. Stephanie Hyde, a senior business major is helping organize the coalition.

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Hyde says she expects between 20 and 30 business leaders to attend the first meeting of the coalition, scheduled for october 29th.

Those who attend will hear from an expert on employment law.

Hyde says coalition members will receive a monthly newsletter about ethics.

Hyde outlines what makes a good code of ethics.

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Hyde's ideas of ethics come in part from the classes she's taken at rury.

She says it's important for students to learn about business ethics.

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To help students apply what they've learned in class about ethics, Drury's students in free enterprise team is hosting an ethics bowl.

It's the third year for the event.

Hyde says Drury students team up with community members and participate in a series of competitive rounds involving ethical decision-making.

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The ethics bowl takes place October 26th.

For more information about the ethics bowl and the southwest Missouri business ethics coalition, call 873-7378.