Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Business Ethics in a Global Economy

Schedule of Events

February 20-22, 2003

Thursday Program, February 20, 2003 - Faculty Tour of Silicon Valley and Globalization Address



2:00 - 5:00 pm

Faculty Visits to Silicon Valley Companies
Depart by bus from Hawthorn Suites (conference hotel) or from Markkula Center on Santa Clara campus. Visit with global executives at Hewlett Packard Company in Palo Alto and with executives at Xilinx, recently selected as one of America's best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine. Return to Santa Clara Campus for evening program


5:30 - 7:00 pm

Reception/ Dinner - Adobe Lodge, Santa Clara Campus


7:00-8:30 pm

Globalization Address:
Georg Kell, Coordinator, United Nations Global Compact
"Do Corporations Threaten Globalization:"
David Grayson, Director, Business in the Community, London;
Ken Larson, Worldwide Director of Corporate Responsibility, Hewlett Packard
Moderator: Rev. Paul Locatelli, SJ - President, Santa Clara University
(Presented in cooperation with the Commonwealth Club of California and World Affairs Council of Northern California)



Friday Program, February 21, 2003 - Executive Seminar - de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University



7:15 - 8:15 am

Continental Breakfast


8:15 - 8:30 am

Welcome - Dennis Moberg, Conference Co-Chair


8:30 - 10:00 am

Panel: The Impact of American Ethics on Global Business
Robert Dunn, President, Business for Social Responsibility
David Grayson, Director, Business in the Community, London
Tae Yoo, Vice President - Corporate Philanthropy, Cisco Systems
Moderator: Prof. Manuel Velasquez, Santa Clara University


10:30 - 12:00 pm

Panel: Operating Abroad: Labor Standards and Human Rights
Prof. Laura Hartman, Associate Vice President, DePaul University
Miriam Rodriguez, Code of Conduct Regional Manager, Levi Strauss
Sarah Bachman, Visiting Scholar, Markkula Center
Respondent: Prof. Edwin Epstein, University of California Berkeley
Moderator: Prof. Lee E. Preston, University of Maryland


12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch - Brass Rail, Benson Center


1:00 - 2:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Charles Geschke, Chairman, Adobe Systems
"Creating a Values Based Company in a Global Marketplace"
Moderator: Rev. Paul Locatelli, SJ - President, Santa Clara University


3:00 - 4:30 pm

Panel: Corporate Involvement in Developing Countries: The Case of Drug Companies
Charles Hoyng, Esq. Latham and Watkins LLP
Janne Wissel, Senior Vice President, Alza (Johnson & Johnson)
Prof. Kirk O. Hanson, Santa Clara University
Moderator: Prof. June Carbone, Santa Clara University Law School


4:30 - 5:30 pm

Reception - Foyer, Arts & Sciences Building


5:30 - 6:30 pm

Dinner - Foyer, Arts and Sciences Building


6:30 - 9:30 pm

Debate and Discussion - Television Studio, Arts & Sciences Building
Has business ethics teaching and research had any discernable impact on business practice in the US and around the world?
Prof. R. Edward Freeman, University of Virginia Darden School
Prof. David Friedman, Santa Clara University Law School
Dr. Mary Gentile, Consultant (formerly Harvard Business School)
Prof. Manuel Velasquez, Santa Clara University
Moderator: Prof. Kirk O. Hanson, Santa Clara University



Saturday Program, February 22, 2003 - Academic Seminar - de Saisset Museum and Arts & Sciences Bldg.



8:00 - 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast - Foyer, Arts and Sciences Building


8:30 - 10:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: Defining Business Ethics in a Global Era - Weigand Room
Chair: Heather Elms, Central European University

"International Business vs. Globalization: Implications of Business Ethics," Anita Ho, The College of Saint Catherine

"Baryshnikov at the Bar or Defining Business Ethics in the Current Global Environment," John W. Dienhart, Seattle University


Session 2: Organizing for Ethical Business Performance - DeSaisset Museum
Chair: David Palmer, Santa Clara University

"Shell's Evolution of Stakeholder Approach," Jane Wei-Skillern, Harvard Business School

"Corporate Global Citizenship: Conflicts between Human Rights and Power Politics," John M. Holcomb, University of Denver


10:30 - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Session 3: Codes of Conduct and International Standards - Weigand Room
Chair: Robert Audi, University of Nebraska and Santa Clara Univeristy

"Global Business Ethics: Regulation, Code or Self-Restraint," Gerald F. Cavanagh, S. J., University of Detroit Mercy

"Global Business Ethics," Diane Huberman-Arnold, Carleton University, and Keith Arnold, University of Ottawa

"The Development of International Business Norms," Duane Windsor, Rice University




Session 4: Technology Policy in a Global World - DeSaisset Museum
Chair: Neil Quinn, Santa Clara University

"Intellectual Property Battles in a Technological Global Economy: A Just War Analysis," David P. Schmidt, Fairfield University

"Schumacher Revisited: Ethical Implications of Appropriate Technology in a Global Village," Charles F. Piazza and Donna M. Schaeffer, University of San Francisco



12:00 - 1:15 pm

Lunch - Adobe Lodge, Santa Clara Campus


1:15 - 2:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Session 5: Governance as a Global Issue - Weigand Room
Chair: Rob Phillips, University of San Diego

"Global Corporate Governance as Public Culture," John Alan Cohan, Esq., Beverly Hills, CA

"Global Corporate Governance: Rawlsian Justice and Protecting Against Arbitrariness," Nien-he Hsieh, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

"Employee Governance and the Ownership of the Firm," John R. Boatright, Loyola University Chicago




Session 6: Labor Standards Revisited - DeSaisset Museum
Chair: Fred Bird, Concordia University, Canada

"Innovative Approaches to International Labor Practices: Lessons for Latin America," Tara J. Radin, Hofstra University

"'Wicked' Collaborations: Toward a Multi-Sector Approach to Addressing Societal Issues and Achieving Social Justice," Laquita C. Blockson, Florida International University



3:15 - 4:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Session 7: Global Corruption and Bribery - Weigand Room
Chair: Martin Calkins, Santa Clara University

"Globalization, Ethics and Opportunism: A Confucian View of Business Relationships," Edward J. Romar, University of Massachusetts

"Buy Bribes or Bye-Bye Bribes: The Future Status of Bribery in International Commerce," Kathleen Getz, American University and James Weber, Duquesne University

"Barriers to Corruption Reform: The Case of Japan," William Black, LBJ School, University of Texas, Austin


Session 8: Teaching Business Ethics - DeSaisset Museum
Chair: Shawn Berman, Santa Clara University

"Teaching Business Ethics with Life-Cycle Case Studies," Joseph DesJardins, College of Saint Benedict

"How to Teach Business Ethics on the Edge of Globalization," Gustavo Morello, S.J., Universidad Catolica De Cordoba

"Globalization: Capitalism's Economic Footprint," Lisa H. Newton, Fairfield University



5:30 - 6:30 pm

Wine Tasting - Foyer, Arts and Sciences Building



6:30 - 9:30 pm

Concluding Dinner

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