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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Business Ethics Resources

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics offers an array of resources on business ethics including material on corporate governance, global business ethics with a special focus on China, and leadership.


What is Business Ethics?
An introduction to the key issues in business ethics, a framework for ethical decision making, and strategies for managing ethics in a business organization.

Business Ethics Articles
Materials on corporate governance, ethical start-ups, global business ethics, codes of conduct, and many other topics develop from the Center's rich programming in business ethics. From CEOs to line workers, from corporate directors to entrepreneurs, businesspeople will find a wealth of material on almost any phase of the business cycle.

Benison: The Practice of Ethical Leadership
Commentary about leadership and business ethics from Ethics Center Senior Director of Leadership Ethics Ann Skeet, and colleagues.

Business Ethics Cases
Should labor policy adhere to local or home country standards? What ethical principles should a manager use when forced to lay off employees? Should an intern source T-shirts for a promotion from a cheap manufacturer in China or a fair-trade company in the United States? Our cases raise these and many other ethical issues for business.

Create an Ethical Decision Making Framework for Your Organization
A source of standards for ethical decision-making that helps individuals and organizations make ethical choices: an organization’s mission statement.

Culture Self Assessment Practice
A set of free materials that recommends approaches to evaluating culture for ethics within companies and other types of organizations. The materials are primarily for members of an organization’s leadership team, including human resources and legal, but designed to engage a cross-section of leaders from various disciplines.

Model for Ethical Leadership
A model for exploring an ethical leadership practice.

Partners in Business Ethics Event Summaries
Summaries, Research, and Resources from Business Ethics Partnership events.

The Center's YouTube channel offers more than videos on business ethics, with many interviews of prominent Silicon Valley executives. Videos cover topics from corporate governance to why good people do bad things at work and include a special playlist on global business ethics.