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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Global Business Ethics

Articles on jurisdiction, global enterprise, and cross-cultural issues that arise in countries such as China and India

  • Identifying Fraudulent Companies in China(video)

    Carson Block, research director of Muddywaters, talks with Kirk O. Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics about ethical issues such as fraud, conflicts of interest, executive pay, and cozy relations with auditors and how these problems manifest in China.

  • Patterns of Fraud in the Chinese Market(video)

    Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Executive Director Kirk Hanson talks with Jacqueline Fan, a partner at Ernst & Young, about corruption, bribery, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She identifies supply chain problems, financial statement fraud, and the rapid transition in the economy as ethical challenges when doing business in China.

  • Business Ethics in China: Resources

    Videos, podcasts, and articles about the practice of business ethics in China

  • In Search of a Global Ethic

    Corporations can bring forward norms of ethical behavior across cultures

  • Executives on Social Media

    Emerging Technology Creates Another Ethics Issue

    Rogue tweets by company execs can damage the brand.

  • Doing Business in China

    Cultural and Legal Issues

    Advice for U.S. businesses establishing themselves in China

  • Business Practices in China

    Summary of a panel discussion featuring C.Y. Wang, Lisa Chen, David Chen, and Michael McCune on managing ethical risk in China.

  • Exploring Securities Fraud

    Doing Business in China

    When companies in China seem too good to be true

  • The U.S. and China: Are Their Values Really Different?(video)

    David Chen, vice president for China Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, and Kirk Hanson, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, discuss differing perspectives on intellectual property, piracy, and creating value.