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Business Ethics in China: Resources
The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics has a long-standing interest in business ethics in the Chinese context: cultural and behavioral similarities and differences between China and the West, the challenges of doing business in China, complying with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and best practices for introducing and implementing codes of ethics in Chinese subsidiaries of Western organizations.
Videos on Business Ethics in China
A collection of materials featuring scholars and business executives with expertise on doing business in China
The following videos, introducing key issues in business ethics in the Chinese context, feature Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, and Liu Baocheng, director of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing (CIBE).
Business Ethics in China and the U.S.
The following videos feature Hanson and Stephan Rothlin, the general secretary of the CIBE.
Operating in China: Chinese Communist Party Philosophy, 2011
The following videos feature businesspeople experienced in China operations:
Identifying Fraudulent Companies in China
Patterns of Fraud in the Chinese Market
A Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Case Study
The U.S. and China: Are Their Values Really Different?
Articles and Podcasts on Business Ethics in China
A collection of materials featuring scholars and business executives with expertise on doing business ethically in the Chinese context
Chinese Perspectives on Doing Business in China
Western Perspectives on Business Practices in China
Building an Ethical Business Culture in China
When Things Go Wrong in China
Lessons on Ethics and Compliance in China
Business Ethics in China
Doing Business in Asia: The Ethical Challenges
Beyond Compliance: Globalization Demands More Effective Programs
Taking Your Code to China
Business Ethics in a Global World Conference
The Case of the Million Dollar Decision
Consumer Rights in China
Taking My Business to China
Business Ethics in China
Google, China, and Moral Compromise
Center Programs on Business Ethics in China
Ethics Center Executive Director Kirk O. Hanson is honorary chair of the Center for International Business Ethics (CIBE), Beijing, China, the first business ethics center in the Peoples' Republic. The Markkula Ethics Center sponsors events, scholarship, and presentations on the topic, and hosted the conference, "Business Ethics in a Global World: China, India, and Beyond" in 2007. Faculty from CIBE have visited the Ethic Center numerous times and have contributed to our understanding of the issues. This page provides access to the Center's materials on business ethics in China, including white papers, videos, and presentations by experienced scholars and business executives.
Photo by Sarmu, available under a creative commons license
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Video from the Dalai Lama's visit to SCU
- Lying to Be Nice
A case study for students
- Conscience and its Consequences
Roy Bourgeois tells his story
- Social Media: Challenges for Government
Ethical issues for public officials in the digital world