Information and Resources on Business Ethics

Business Ethics is an online magazine with a strong heritage in the fields of ethics, governance, corporate responsibility, and socially responsible investing. The mission of Business Ethics is to  promote ethical business practices and to serve the growing community of professionals and individuals striving to work and invest in responsible ways.

Business Ethics 101 provides a comprehensive overview and several resources on business ethics.

Business Ethics webpage of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a good starting point for readers of Business Ethics.

Complete Guide to Ethics Management: An Ethics Toolkit for Managers is a straightforward and highly practical tool designed to help leaders and managers implement comprehensive ethics management systems in their workplaces: systems to deal with the complex, ethical issues that can occur in the day-to-day realities of leading and managing an organization. is  an independent, non-affiliated source of information. The website provides articles, case studies, news, information and links to other Business Ethics related online resources.

Business Ethics webpage of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University provides articles, cases, and links on corporate governance, organizational ethics, creating an ethical culture, and global business ethics.

BELL: The Business Ethics Links Library is a comprehensive starting point for research in corporate ethics and social responsibility. The database provides access to codes of ethics for U.S. companies and trade and professional associations, ethics sites at college and university business programs, industry information resources, and company promotion of social responsibility covering such topics as arts assistance, environmental clean up, charitable giving and community programming.

Bloomberg Businessweek Business Ethics webpage provides a list of articles related to business ethics that are published in the Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.

Guide to Ethical Values in Business by Bob Horton provides a list of six chracteristics related to business ethics.

Rutgers University offers insight into cultural differences in Business Ethics.

Institutes on Business Ethics

Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, Georgia State University operates on the principle that leaders and their organizations are more successful when they learn from each other, especially in meeting the ethical challenges of managing organizations in today’s globalizing economy. In virtually all sectors of global society—business, government, education and religion—ethics has come to the fore as a matter of unprecedented concern in the new century. The Center is meeting this need with an innovative approach that brings the best research and academic expertise together with the hard-earned experience of practitioners.

Josephson Institute of Ethics is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian institute that works with influential organizations and individuals to provide guidance on ethical decision-making. Mission: To improve the ethical quality of society by changing personal and organizational decision making and behavior.

The International Business Ethics Institute (IBEI) is a non-profit educational organization. Since its founding, IBEI has worked extensively on developing global ethics programs, including conducting global ethics assessments and sensings. IBEI has assisted numerous corporations in drafting, revising, and implementing effective global codes. IBEI is also the premiere provider of ethics training to multicultural and multilingual audiences, and has delivered training in over 60 countries on virtually every continent.

Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)is a registered charity based in London. But its horizons are international as it works with global corporations based in the UK and overseas. IBE aims to raise public awareness of the importance of doing business ethically and collaborates with other UK and international organisations with interests and expertise in business ethics. IBE assists in the development, implementation, embedding of effective and relevant ethics and corporate responsibility policies and programmes, and helps organisations to provide guidance to staff and build relationships of trust with their principal stakeholders.

DePaul institute for Business and Professional Ethics aims to facilitate ethical deliberation by stirring the moral conscience and by developing models for ethical decision-making in business and the professions.

The Society for Business Ethics is an international organization of scholars and others interested in business ethics. The Society provides a forum for those interested in research, teaching, or the practical application of ethical principles and concepts to the management of businesses. The Society conducts an annual meeting for the presentation and discussion of new research, issues a newsletter with information of interest to members, produces the scholarly journal Business Ethics Quarterly.

Center for Business Ethics is a nonprofit education, research, and thought-leadership organization, focused on business ethics and corporate responsibility. Based at the Bentley University in Waltham, Mass. the Center aims to promote integrity and trust in business by encouraging the establishment of ethical cultures in businesses everywhere. The center staff pursues this through the application of expertise, research, education, and a collaborative approach to the dissemination of best practices.

Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business is a pioneer  institute in the field of business ethics. The center serves as a critical resource for executives, scholars, students and Darden alumni, who are faced with the challenges of integrating ethical thinking into business decision-making.

Journals on Business Ethics

Journal of Business Ethics publishes articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business. From its inception the Journal has aimed to improve the human condition by providing a public forum for discussion and debate about ethical issues related to business. Contributors examine moral aspects of systems of production, consumption, marketing, advertising, social and economic accounting, labor relations, public relations, and organizational behavior.

Business Ethics: A European Review provides a forum for business people and academics to exchange experiences of ethical challenges, to debate perspectives on ethical issues, and to generate insights and new ways of thinking about the ethical dimensions of national and global business. It is a quarterly review, which aims to promote dialogue at every level on all issues relating to ethics in business.

Journal of Acedamic and Business Ethics publishes original, unpublished works related to contemporary business and education ethical issues. Educational issues like plagiarism, academic integrity, academic policy and cheating are typical topics in educational ethics articles. Corporate fraud, sexual harassment, white-collar crime and legislative issues are typical topics in business ethics articles.

The Journal of Business Ethics Education (JBEE) aims to assist educators in this task by providing timely educational materials and a forum for discussion of pedagogical issues. JBEE is a great resource that provides educators with top-notch research, great ideas, and the latest tools for making sure tomorrow’s business leaders are well-equipped to face the many ethical issues that will confront them daily.

Mustang Journal of Business Ethics focusses on the discussion of current controversies and trends in all fields of business, including accounting, finance, management, ethics, marketing, and economics in both the domestic and international sphere. Papers are welcomed which use original research, add to existing theory, or discuss pedagogical innovations developed for the classroom. Innovative research ideas which span discipline areas or which incorporate other nations or cultures are especially encouraged.

The Asian Journal of Business Ethics publishes original articles from a wide variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives concerning ethical issues related to business in Asia, including East, Southeast and South-central Asia. Like its sister publication, the Journal of Business Ethics, AJBE explores and analyzes the moral dimensions of production, consumption, labour relations, and organizational behavior, while taking into account the unique societal and ethical perspectives of the region. Coverage includes analysis of corporate responsibility, systems of production, consumption, marketing, advertising, social and economic accounting, labour relations, public relations and organizational behaviour from a moral or ethical point of view.

The Journal of Religion and Business Ethics is a peer-reviewed journal that examines the ethical and religious issues that arise in the modern business setting. While much attention has be given to the philosophical treatment of business ethics, this is the first journal to address the more inclusive scope of religious ethics and their understanding of right and just economic relationships. Topics include corporate governance, accounting practices, employee/employer relationships, the environment, advanced technology, power relationships, the role of government in the economy, as well as insights from all major and marginalized religious traditions.

The Journal for International Business Ethics opens up a platform to bridge the gap between theory and practice in Corporate Social Responsibility and business ethics theory and practice. JIBE opens a platform for scholars, business practitioners, and government officials to share research, perspectives, and action proposals. JIBE concentrates on the topic of international business ethics with a special focus on the Asian context.

International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics (IJBGE) aims to critically explore business and managerial strategies, actions, responsibilities and accountabilities for survival in a highly transparent and dynamic global world.IJBGE publishes high quality papers from a wide variety of disciplinary orientations on the general subject of business governance and ethics. The journal will publish theoretical (literature review based), empirical (work surveys and case studies) and critically reflective work (thought-leadership commentaries) describing and developing pertinent insights into the broad subject matter. The style will be, as far as possible, free from specialist jargon.

The African Journal of Business Ethics (AJoBE) was established during 2004 as the official journal of BEN-Africa (Business Ethics Network of Africa). The aim of the journal is to contribute to the expansion and establishment of business ethics as academic field in Africa. It is the first journal of business ethics on the African continent.

Emerald Business Ethics and Law Journal Collection is a collection of Journals related to business ethics.

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