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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, these four videos outline 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.

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.

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.

Online Business Ethics Courses
Two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) provide free instruction for business practitioners and business students. Business Ethics for the Real World introduces basic concepts; Creating an Ethical Corporate Culture is designed for managers and executives.