A system for teaching ethical systems

A system for teaching ethical systems Jeffrey M. Kaplan When I used to teach a section of a Professional Responsibility business school class I wanted to get the students thinking more from a preventive organizational approach to…

Week That Was in Ethical Systems, 3/3-3/9

The Morning Risk Report: DOJ Kleptocracy Initiative Roars With Record Haul, in The Wall Street Journal "The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday a record-breaking asset forfeiture action, moving to seize more than…

Exemplary Ethical Recoveries

[This essay was originally posted on The Conflict of Interest Blog.] F. Scott Fitzgerald famously said, “There are no second acts in American lives,” but in the C&E world the second act may count for more than the first – for better…

CEOs’ Ethical Standards and the Limits of Compliance

[This essay was originally posted on The Conflict of Interest Blog.] I’m not one who sees ethics and compliance as operating in wholly distinct spheres, and have long felt that they closely complement each other. (For more on the general…

A Beginner’s Guide to Irrational Behavior

[This essay was originally posted on contributor Dan Ariely's personal blog.] You make decisions all the time. What should you eat for breakfast? Which route should you take to work? How much are you willing to pay for local, pasture-raised…

Week That Was in Ethical Systems, 2/24-3/2

The Morning Risk Report: Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be CCOs, in The Wall Street Journal Chief Compliance Officers are in high demand but short supply, and they often leave their positions within a year or two of taking them.…

Smart Businesses Noticing Return on Investment in Ethics

Ethical Systems had another mention in the press earlier this week, courtesy of contributor David Mayer, who was interviewed for an article regarding the latest report from the Ethics Resource Center on the decline of workplace misconduct. The…

#EthSys Insights 1: Adam Grant

#EthSys Insights is a video series where we have experts answer questions about ethical systems design. For our first installment, we turn to contributor Adam Grant, Professor of Management at Wharton. We had the opportunity to ask Adam…

Week That Was in Ethical Systems, 2/17-2/23

The Morning Risk Report: Importance of Internal Ears, in The Wall Street Journal "A report Target Corp. failed to heed warnings from some of its employees about payment systems two months before they were hacked shows the importance of listening…

Ethics Exchange: Ethics, Compliance, and Human Nature

[This conversation was originally posted at ECOA Connects.] Jeff Kaplan:  Steve, nearly a century ago, John Maurice Clark – a professor at one of your alma maters, the University of Chicago – wrote:  “The economist may attempt…