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Business Ethics

Managers are occasionally faced with ethical dilemmas. These references can help us and our people understand the consequences of choices in business.

Scruples Are A Good Thing
Scruples Are A Good Thing stresses the importance of a manager's internal compass in guiding his or her decisions.

If I Tell You, I'd Have to Shoot You
A look at Non-disclosure Agreements to protect your Intellectual Property. From your About.com Management Guide.

Your Boss Is Watching You
More companies are monitoring their employees electronically. Why? What can you do about it? What should you do about it? From Your About.com Management Guide.

Lessons Learned From Enron
There are many lessons to learned from the Enron and Arthur Andersen debacle, including the danger of yes-men and the lack of dissent.

Business Ethics Resources
A very extensive list of Internet resources on business ethics. Sponsored by the Ethics Institute at the University of British Columbia.

Can We Afford Ethics
Elizabeth Pinchot argues that Ethics is no longer a luxury. It is a staple in the success of any enterprise.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions
From Agriculture to Travel, this site has compiled over 850 codes of ethics as samples. It also include instructions on creating your own.

Corporate Governance
Provides news, Internet links, commentary, and a small reference library to encourage active participation by shareholders in the governing of corporations.

Ethics Connection
Sponsored by the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, this site provides case studies, articles, information on conferences and other features of interest to those with involvement in business ethics issues.

Ethics Resource Center
ERC seeks to be a leader and catalyst in fostering ethical practices in individuals and institutions.

Ethikos and Corporate Conduct Quarterly
This is a professional journal published by Rutgers University which covers a diverse set of contemporary issues in business ethics.

Institute for Global Ethics
A global research and educational organization that provides corporate services, education programs, and public policy programs.

International Business Ethics Institute
The International Business Ethics Institute is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational organization founded with the goal to establish ethical business industry standards and to develop strategies for integrating them worldwide.

The Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics
DII is a consortium of U.S. defense industry contractors which subscribes to a set of principles for achieving high standards of business ethics and conduct. Site resources include annual reports, ethics training materials and membership information.

The Ethics and Public Policy Center
The Ethics and Public Policy Center was established in 1976 to clarify and reinforce the bond between the Judeo-Christian moral tradition and the public debate over domestic and foreign policy issues. Its program includes research, writing, publication, and conferences.

12 Ways for Leaders to Build a Solid Foundation of Trust with their Employees
Leadership requires a solid foundation of trust - this article by management and leadership expert Dan McCarthy gives leaders a 12 step plan to build trust with their employees.

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