Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

What is Business Ethics?

A Short Video Introduction to Business Ethics

These four videos provide a basic grounding in the concepts of business ethics and how to apply them in real-world settings. Kirk O. Hanson, the executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, is a pioneer in the business ethics field and the co-editor of The Accountable Corporation. The John Courtney Murray S.J. University Professor of Social Ethics, Hanson teaches in SCU's Leavey School of Business. He is an emeritus faculty member at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

What is Ethics?
A definition of ethics and a discussion of how ethical concepts may be applied to the business world.
Five Ways to Think Ethically
A review of classical ethical approaches: the greatest good; rights and duties; fairness; virtue; and the common good.

Strategies for Managing Ethics
A comparative analysis of strategies companies use to manage ethics: relying on employee values, compliance, ethics exhortation, and managing values.
Am I Responsible?
Tests for business people to determine whether, in any particular case, they are responsible for acting.