Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Ethics Articles

Professional Ethics

Job Search Ethics
Questions on the right approach to finding work with integrity
Carmen Wahlgren
Kleiner Perkins Case Shows Need for HR Practices
Although Ellen Pao lost her discrimination case against the Kleiner Perkins, he experience shows that venture firms should pay more attention to standard HR practices
Ann Skeet
When Good People Do Bad Things at Work
Rote behavior, distractions, and moral exclusion stymie ethical behavior on the job. Discusses Ford Pinto case.
Dennis J. Moberg
How Multitasking Affects Ethics
Clifford Nass discusses the long-term effects of multitasking and social networking on attention spans.
Margaret Steen
The Ethical Dilemma of BYOD
As people increasingly bring their own (mostly mobile) devices into the workplace, and use them for both personal and professional activities, new challenges arise--for the employees as well as their employers. Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of VMware, discusses some of the implications of BYOD for data security and personal privacy.
Pat Gelsiger
Assessing for Ethics
Dan Pracher, business development manager for Development Dimensions International, explores how to hire employees who mesh with the ethical culture of the organization.
Anne Federwisch
Employee Loyalty
A company founder talks about employee loyalty in boom times.
an interview with Cheryl Breetwor
Blurred Lines
What is company time?
an interview with a Young Entrepreneur
Hurry, Hurry
The role of rushing in ethical lapses.
an interview with Gina Pastega