Why Should I Be Ethical? Some Answers from Mahabharata

  title={Why Should I Be Ethical? Some Answers from Mahabharata},
  author={Sankaran Manikutty},
  journal={Journal of Human Values},
  pages={19 - 32}
  • S. Manikutty
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Human Values
The article seeks to answer the question: Why should I be ethical? For an answer, it examines Mahabharata, the ancient Indian epic. It seeks to explore the complex ethical issues posed by Mahabharata, how they are relevant to us as individuals and to us as managers and teachers of management in business schools and enables us to understand how possibly we could use the insights to better our lives and of those around us. Mahabharata’s central message, concludes the article, is that ethics is… Expand
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