Journal of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences

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It is proposed to use scenes from Hollywood’s greatest movies about business for the purpose of developing an understanding of positive and negative organizational ethics. Five lists of “greatest business movies” are enumerated, and the overlapping movies are specified in the final list. An evaluation form is developed, and the movies are singled out for their ethical dilemmas and resolutions. The conclusion notes that studying carefully selected positive and negative role models as depicted by Hollywood films can create an improved organizational climate for all.