The ethical and legal scandals at Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and many other businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia have shaken people’s confidence in business. Corporate Integrity and Accountability seeks to address questions of corporate integrity as they arise for financial reporting, executive compensation, globalization, and business ethics itself. The chapters are the product of leading business ethicists—both academic and practitioner—in the U.S. and Europe, resulting in the application of different methodologies, sources, and forms of argument. This gives the reader a sense not only of the complexity of some of the ethical issues business faces, but also the richness of the various resources that are available to address these issues.

The Next Generation of Codes of Conduct

The Next Generation of Codes of Conduct

The next generation of codes of conduct

Although there is much debate regarding globalization and whether or not it is good or bad, it is a reality of the world in which we live. Moreover, the opening of markets, the global expansion of business investment, and the resulting economic interdependency between countries will likely progress more and more quickly as economic benefits are realized by both developed and developing countries.

However, we—governments, corporations, nongovernmental organizations, and citizens—need to do a better job of managing the effects of globalization. As economic bases shift from agricultural to industrial and workforces move from villages to cities, there often is a great risk of worker exploitation and abuse. Just as these changes occurred in ...

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