Former Federal Prosecutor Hank Shea talks with Steve Brown, a Missouri state legislator who lost his seat and his law license for a conspiracy to obstruct justice.
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This resource provides teachers an understanding of the Giving Voice to Values curriculum which has become popular in recent years with many teachers of business ethics around the world. The Giving Voice to Values curriculum emphasizes that business people must learn the practical techniques of raising and advocating for ethical principles in business, as well as how to analyze a situation to determine what is the right thing to do.
Tom Lavelle, general counsel of Rambus, and Christine De Guglielmo, co-author of "Indispensable Counsel," talk with Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about the role of a company's chief legal officer in supporting the ethical culture of a company.
The general counsel is one of the leaders in promoting ethics within a company. He or she is an enabler for executives but also a gatekeeper, preventing the corporation from engaging in illegal behavior. The general counsel should offer business-oriented solutions to problems that are legal and fit the company's values.
The role of corporate counsel in the company's ethical culture.
Sam Glasscock, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about fiduciary duty, the standard of care, and the standard of loyalty. Glasscock explains the function of a court of equity.
This Teaching Note for the instructor provides background on the Encyclical and specific discussion questions which the instructor can use to guide discussion in class. After each discussion question, this note identifies key points students or the instructor should make during the discussion. The teaching note concludes with “A Summary the Instructor May Use to Conclude Discussion.”
Sam Glasscock, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, explains why Delaware corporate law has become a U.S. Standard.
A definition of insider trading and tips on preventing the problem.
This very detailed guide to implementing the commitments embodied in the Principles for Responsible Management Education can provide help to any professor of business ethics, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, or general management. A short description of PRME and its principles is also available on the Jesuit Digital Network
Liu Baocheng, executive director of the Center for International Business Ethics, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics about whether the Chinese see intellectual property as worthy of protection. They explore the impact of pricing on piracy.
Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery John W. Noble explores how laws, regulations, and ethical principles work together in corporate governance.
This set of slides presents an overview of the Jesuit Digital Network -- an online platform and community created to bring high quality academic content in the Jesuit tradition to educators and learners across institutions and regions.
This list of key free teaching resources on business ethics are those most highly recommended by the authors, Kirk O. Hanson, Executive Director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University USA and Oscar Bulaong, Jr., Executive Director of the Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Jr. Ethics Center at Ateneo de Manila Philippines.
Liu Baocheng, executive director of the Center for International Business Ethics, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about mixed messages delivered to Chinese suppliers about labor and environmental standards as purchasers push for cheaper and cheaper prices, with big players almost dictating the terms of contracts. They discuss the possibility of instituting international labor standards.
These three cases describe the challenge of finding the right ethical path in three very different situations:
Taken together the three cases provide an excellent overview of what may be unexpected but all too common ethical challenges in today's business world.
This three page resource identifies the topics covered in a typical course on business ethics in the United States. The author also identifies several topics added to courses in the past five years and topics which are being considered for adoption. Finally, the author presents a comprehensive list of the topics which constitute the field of business ethics, as studied and taught in the United States.
Steve Brown, former Missouri state legislator, talks with Jim O'Toole, senior fellow in government ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Steve tells a cautionary tale, pleading guilty for conspiracy to obstruct justice by inadvertently violating campaign rules, and getting involved in the subsequent cover up. Steve offers valuable insights into his behavior and that of his colleague, including why he ignored red flags along the way, worsening his predicament. "Bad medicine early would have been better then the cover up that ensued," Steve says. He offers three valuable tips for young people entering business, politics, or law, including the old adage: "trust your instincts."
Joseph Grundfest, professor of law and business at the Stanford Law School, a key to ethical decision making is determining what is smart.