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Resources on Culture


Cases and Tools Articles
Commentary Diversity Dialogues
Recaps of Panel Discussions  Other Resources


Cases and Tools
Commentary on Culture by the Markkula Center
Diversity Dialogues
Recaps of Panel Discussions on Culture

Other Resources

Cecilia Martinez, Ann Gregg Skeet, Pedro M. Sasia. “Managing Organizational Ehics: How Ethics Becomes Pervasive Within Organizations.”  Business Horizons, October 21, 2020, 

This study analyzes real experiences of culture management to better understand how ethics permeates organizations. The consistency of findings suggests patterns of organizational conditions, cultural elements, and opportunities that influence the management of organizational cultures centered on core ethical values. We identify three conditions—a sense of responsibility to society, conditions for ethical deliberation, and respect for moral autonomy—coupled with a diverse set of cultural elements that cause ethics to take root in culture when the opportunity arises. 

Gardner, Howard, with Fryer, Bronwyn. “The Ethical Mind: A Conversation with Psychologist Howard Gardner." Harvard Business Review, March 2007, pp. 51-56.

Dyck, Alexander, Morse, Adair, Zingales, Luigi, “Who Blows the Whistle on Corporate Fraud?” Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation
Summary of findings from the academic paper of the same title

McLaverty, Christopher and McKee, Annie, “What you Can Do to Improve Ethics at Your Company” Harvard Business Review, December 29, 2016

Baucus, Melissa S., Beck-Dudley, Caryn L., “Designing Ethical Organizations: Avoiding the Long-Term Negative Effects of Rewards and Punishment,” Journal of Business Ethics 56:  355-370, 2005, Springer.
An academic article co-authored by the Dean of Santa Clara’s Leavey School of Business.

Mak, Yuen Teen, "What the Wirecard and Luckin Coffee Scandals can Teach Asia's Boards" Nikkei Asian Review, August 2020 









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