This communication relies on previous work showing how ethics can be at stake with management systems (Bourguignon, 2007). The analysis of three French management control textbooks evidences that management control teaching adds to the reifying power of management systems thus turning management control teachers into passive but effective accessories of the possible damaging effects of these systems. The communication also suggests practical ways of getting out of this ethical trap.
BOURGUIGNON, A. (2008). Enseigner les instruments de gestion : un piège éthique ? Dans: Journée de recherche “Approches critiques : Quelles conséquences pour la formation des managers ?”. EMLyon Business School.