Corporate Culture

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The ethical culture in an organization can be thought of as a slice of the overall organizational culture. So, if the organizational culture represents “how we do things around here,” the ethical culture represents “how we do things…
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Compliance & Ethics Programs

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  Hammurabi's Code, ca. 1772 BCE, included 282 laws, some of which often prescribed punishing noncompliance with the removal of one's hand. INTRODUCTION Compliance and ethics (“C&E”) programs are organizational policies…

Cheating & Honesty

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Jacob van Oost, “Card-Sharpers.” Note the man on the right, signaling to the man in the foreground, who has two extra cards behind his back. Cheating, misconduct, deception and other forms of unethical behavior are widespread today,…

Accounting

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Luca Pacioli, often viewed as the founder of modern accounting systems, wrote on accounting ethics in 1494. Accounting is the process of collecting, aggregating, validating, and reporting information about business performance. Until the…