W. Michael Hoffman Center For Business Ethics
Download Ethisphere’s Insights app for all the latest content and the past issues of Ethisphere Magazine. I do not care to pursue that line of thought further, as it is not germane to the ethics of business, whose sole concern is the present reality rather than the notion of a non-corporeal existence, though it bears mentioning as a matter of differentiating the ethics of business from the ethics of religion, as well as the ethical considerations that an individual may choose to make for religious reasons.
They give as examples of this type of governance arrangement multi-stakeholder initiatives (MSIs) that bring together firms, non-governmental organizations, and members of local communities to deliberate and decide on policy matters, such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
We expect our employees to deal with everyone in a fair and open manner and to conform to the spirit and intent, as well as the technical requirements, of all contracts and agreements that we enter into, and with all laws, regulations and rules that govern us. Our approach to business ethics is guided by our Code of Ethics, which is implemented through our Doing What’s Right program, supported by our Anti-Corruption Policy, and has provisions for conflicts of interest.
The reason why the prevailing image of Japanese management systems in very large companies and small companies is very similar, if not the same, is because the Japanese economy, and with it the business structure of virtually any kind of business or large company in Japan is directly influenced by Japanese cultural values, relations and structure, in particular, those of Confucian origin.
Professor Cullen is the author or co-author of five books and over 70 journal articles, most of which appeared in major business journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Organizational Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, American Journal of Sociology, Organizational Dynamics, and the Journal of World Business.