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Doing Business in China: Cultural and Legal Issues
Advice for U.S. businesses establishing themselves in China
Jim O'Toole and Leslie Yuen
Doing Business in China: Exploring Securities Fraud
When companies in China seem too good to be true
Jim O'Toole and Carson Block
From Global Ethic to Ethical Decision Making
How to move from commonly shared ethical principles to ethical action in government and business
Kirk O. Hanson
2014 Olympics: The Corporate Sponsors' Double Bind
Corporate sponsors of the 2014 Sochi Olympics found themselves in a double bind of sorts as mass protests spread against Russia's anti-gay legislation calling for the sponsors to speak out against the policy.
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
The Ethics of Exploiting Tax Loopholes
Firms have gotten more and more savvy at finding ways to legally pay less in taxes. Are they obligated to follow the "spirit of the law," or legality the only consideration?
Kirk Hanson and Patrick Coutermarsh
Mobile Technology and Social Media - Ethical Implications
In emerging markets in particular, mobile devices and social media have become "life tools" used for telemedicine, banking, education, communication, and more. These developments give rise to new ethical challenges.
Radha Basu
Chinese Perspectives on Doing Business in China
Summary of a panel featuring Liu Baocheng, director of the Center for International Business Ethics
Margaret Steen
Western Perspectives on Business Practices in China
Summary of a panel featuring Chris Cooper, Deloitte; Carson Block, Muddywaters; and David Chen, Microsoft.
Margaret Steen
Building an Ethical Business Culture in China
Summary of a panel featuring Sheridan Tatsuno, Dreamscape Capital; Stanley Kwong, professor, USF; and Jacqueline Fan, Ernst & Young.
Margaret Steen
When Things Go Wrong in China
Summary of a panel on the FCPA featuring Chris Forrester, Morrison & Foerster, and Randy Gausman, former CFO of Rae Systems
Margaret Steen
Lessons on Ethics and Compliance in China
Five takeaways from a meeting on Business Ethics in China
Margaret Steen
Patterns of Fraud in the Chinese Market
Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk Hanson talks with Jacqueline Fan, a partner at Ernst & Young, about corruption, bribery, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She identifies supply chain problems, financial statement fraud, and the rapid transition in the economy as ethical challenges when doing business in China.
Jacqueline Fan
U.S. and China: Are Their Values Really Different?
David Chen, vice president for China Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, and Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discuss differing perspectives on intellectual property, piracy, and creating value.
David Chen
Identifying Fraudulent Companies in China
Carson Block, research director of Muddywaters, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics about ethical issues such as fraud, conflicts of interest, executive pay, and cozy relations with auditors and how these problems manifest in China.
Carson Block
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case Study
Randall Gausman, former CFO of Rae Systems, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, about the steps he took when he became aware of FCPA violations in a joint venture with China.
Randall Gausman
Sustaining Ernst & Young's Ethical Culture
Susan Sweet describes EYs process developing their Americas ethics program for more than 35,000 employees in North, Central and South America, Mexico, Israel, and Canada.
Anne Federwisch
Taking Your Code to China
Why it is so difficult to apply Western companies' codes of conduct in China, and what the most successful companies are doing to make it work.
Kirk O. Hanson and Stephan Rothlin
On the Front Lines of the War Against Corruption
Looks at global issues of bribery
Rob Weisberg, Global Ethics Officer, Nokia Siemens
Beyond Compliance: Globalization Demands More Effective Programs
Management of values in a business organization
Kirk O. Hanson
Doing Business in Asia: The Ethical Challenges
Remarks from the seminar, "Worlds in Collision? East Meets West: Doing Business and Investing in Asia"
Kirk O. Hanson
Business Ethics in China
Stephan Rothlin, general secretary of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing, discusses Chinese approaches to corruption.
Miriam Schulman
Taking my Business to China
Podcast of a May 17, 2010, talk by Stephan Rothlin, S.J.
Stephan Rothlin, S.J.
Curbing Corruption Around the Globe
Summary of a presentation by Glenn Ware, chief investigative counselor for the World Bank, on the bank's Department of Institutional Integrity
Anne Federwisch
Identifying and Investigating Fraud and Corruption
A presentation on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other international anti-corruption laws
Bob Mattson and Craig Martin, Partners, Morrison &
Business Ethics in China: Resources
Collection of materials on business ethics in China from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships
Reflections on Markets and the Bottom Billion
Dennis Moberg and Nicholas Santos, S.J.
An Introduction to Caritas in Veritate
An outline of the key themes of the papal ecyclical on economic issues
Kirk O. Hanson
Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory Climate--Protecting You and Your Company
A joint program with Morrison Foerster explores how to protect yourself and your company
Global Anti-Corruption Regulatory Climate
A panel co-sponsored by the Center and Morrison Foerster addresses how companies can protect themselves.
International Anti-Corruption Statutes and the FCPA
Panel discussion on the costs and challenges of corruption for companies doing business internationally
M. Horowitz, N. Zucker Boswell, M. Doyle, R. Matts
Deferred Prosecution Agreements and Federal Monitors
Cutting-Edge Issues in Compliance and Business Conduct conference sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, BECA & ECOA
Business Ethics in the Chinese Context
Director of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing Stephan Rothlin talks about progress and challenges.
Miriam Schulman
Consumer Rights and Corporate Responsibility
Issues in protecting consumer rights in China were the focus of this international business ethics conference.
Principles for Building an Ethical Organization
R. Gopalakrishnan, executive director of Tata Sons, offers five principles for executives.
Miriam Schulman
Verite Executive Director Visits Center
Dan Viederman discusses the work of his organization.
Business Ethics in China: Challenges and Opportunities
A panel featuring C.S. Park, Seagate Board of Directors; Wing Li, Managing Director, Atelier Capital Corp.; Alan Lee, Co-founder of Forrester Group, Chongbang Holdings; Baocheng Liu, Dean, Sino-French School of International Management, Beijing, China; James OToole, Research Professor, USC Marshall School of Business
Margaret Steen
Four Perspectives on Indian Business Practices
A panel featuring Arvind Bhambri, Associate Professor, USC Marshall School of Business; Pravir Malik, Managing Director, Advisory Service, Business for Social Responsibility; Vic Kulkarni, President and CEO, Sequence Design Inc; P. Christie, S.J., Director, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, India.
Margaret Steen
Business Ethics in a Global World: An Introduction to the Issues
CEO of Business for Social Responsibility Aron Cramer offers perspectives on how Chinese and Indian companies apply business ethics.
Margaret Steen
Business Ethics in a Global World: India's Changing Ethics
Marketing professor Jagdish Sheth looks at the new "Asian Century."
Margaret Steen
2006-07 Business Ethics Outlook Press Briefing
Transcript of a press briefing about five critical ethical issues facing American businesses.
Jerry, Robert Finocchio, Kirk O. Hanson
Business Ethics Outlook 2006-07
Five crucial ethical issues on the agenda for American businesses.
Re-examining Your China Strategy
Center Director Kirk O. Hanson and Law Professor Mary Szto discuss how Western companies can cope with the ethical challenges of doing business in China.
Sharleen Sy
Unocal in Burma
Background to a suit in federal court alleging that members of a minority Burmese group had been subjected to relocation, forced labor, torture, murder, and rape on the Yadana pipeline project
Manuel Velasquez
18 Rules of International Business Ethics
General secretary of the Center for International Business Ethics in beijing offers a guide for doing business ethically.
Stephan Rothlin