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Business Ethics & Corporate Governance

Program Credit : MBA : 3 Class of Sessions : 2011 : 33

Course Code : SL GM 602

Fourth Semester

The objective of the course is to help the students understand the nature of business ethics and issues in corporate governance and its application to the Indian corporate scene. REFERENCE BOOKS Business Ethics & Corporate Governance Business Ethics & Corporate Governance Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases Corporate Governance Corporate Governance Cases on Business Ethics Corporate Governance Detailed Syllabus Business Ethics: Introduction to Business Ethics, Ethics, Morals & Values, Concepts of Utilitarianism and Universalism – Theory of rights, theory of Justice – Virtue ethics – ethics of care – Law and Ethics - The Nature of Ethics in Management- Business Standards and Values - Value Orientation of the Firm. Typical Problems in Business Ethics: Environmental Pollution & Society - Marketing Ethics (in Products, Pricing, Promotion and Place) and Consumer protection – Ethics in Human Resources management (Recruitment and promotion policies, Working Conditions,, Down Sizing Workforce), Ethical issues at the top management, Ethics in financial markets and investor protection – Ethical responsibility towards competitors and business partners. Corporate Social Responsibility: A Historical Perspective from Industrial Revolution to Social Activism – Current CSR practices of the firms in India and abroad. Complexity of Ethical Issues: Conflicts in decision making from ethical and economic
Detailed Syllabus – The Class of 2011

AUTHOR / PUBLICATION An Indian Perspective – A. C. Fernando – Pearson Education IUP Velasquez, M. G. Prentice Hall of India - 2005 Monks, R. / Minow, N. Blackwell - 2008 Banks, Eric. John Wiley Business World Fernando, A C. Pearson Education - 2006 point of view- Ethical Dilemma - Solving ethical dilemma Managerial integrity and decision making. Ethical Leadership: Personal Integrity and self development – wisdom based leadership. Corporate Governance:. History of Corporate form and models - Corporate Objectives and goals, Ownership pattern – Issues in managing public limited firms – Agency problems. Nature & Evolution of Corporate Governance: Global and National Perspectives – Global Corporate Governance models - Anglo American and Relationship model (Germany, Japan and France)- Claims of Various Stakeholders - Why governance – Changes in eighties - Cadbury Report, Hampel Report and OECD Committee Recommendations – SOX Act.
Internal Corporate Governance Mechanism:

Board of Directors— Functional Committees of Board; Code of conduct, whistle blowers. External Corporate Governance Mechanism: Regulators, Gate keepers, Institutional Investors, Corporate raiders
Fourth Semester


Vol. JJ Irani Committee reports – Legal and Regulatory Changes – introduction and modification of Clause 49.Corporate Governance Ratings Corporate Governance in India: corporate form in India 50s to 90s – developments in Corporate Governance in India in nineties and 2000s – CII. of Sessions 4 6 2 3 1 3 3 3 3 1 4 33 .The PR Strategy China Aviation Oil’s Collapse: Singapore INC’s challenges. II. Child labor in Coca IndustryObesity Concerns: Burger Kings Product Revanges. IBSPCD Bhopal Gas Tragedy Source: BECG Main Reference Book Suggested Schedule of Sessions Topic Introduction to Business Ethics Typical Problems in Business Ethics Corporate Social Responsibility Complexity of Ethical Issues Ethical Leadership History of Corporate form and models Nature & Evolution of Corporate Governance Internal Corporate Governance mechanisms External Corporate Governance Mechanisms Corporate Governance Ratings Corporate Governance in India Total Sessions No. . Naresh Chandra. Kumaramangalam. cases Cases A Dent in Wal Mart’s public Image.Corporate governance in practice in India. Source: Case Studies for Managers. Narayanamoorthy.

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