Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Business Ethics Articles

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers articles, cases, and other material on a variety of topics in business ethics. Original research, transcripts of presentations, and commentary by staff, scholars, and participants in the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership are available. Resources can be accessed by using these category links or, for more specific subjects, by using the site search feature above.

Governance: regulation, corporate governance committees, Sarbanes-Oxley, auditing, etc.

Creating an Ethical Culture: strategic planning, human resources, organizational ethics, etc.

Leadership: executive compensation, tone at the top, the role of the CEO in ethics, etc.

Corporate Social Responsibility: sustainability, stakeholder theory, triple bottom line, etc.

Workplace Issues: labor and employment practices, monitoring, work/life balance, etc.

Product and Brand: consumer safety, reputation, intellectual property, and strategic marketing

Corporate Wrongdoing: corruption, bribery, scandals, whistleblowing, etc.

Professional Ethics: the behavior of managers and employees in matters such as loyalty, honesty, etc.

Global Business Ethics: cross-cultural issues that arise in countries such as China and India.

The Business Ethics Field: the history and teaching of business ethics.