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Introduction to Business Ethics – Fighting Corruption: MNCs and the Enforcement of Global Human Rights Norms

The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs offers a free online course on business ethics, corruption and human rights.

This free two-part online course, offered by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, seeks to answer four primary questions:

1. Is corruption culturally relative?

2. Should business practices be standardized across a company's entire operation?

3. Does corruption impede or speed the conduct of global business?

4. How can companies train their employees to avoid and manage situations where bribes are demanded?

As part of a larger series on business ethics, the course utilizes readings, lectures, and discussions in order to engage members of the private sector – specifically members of MNCs – and to have them think about CSR as more than good PR and a feel-good story.

Drawing on documentaries and talks held by prominent members of the business world, the course also provides a variety of resources, including the following:

"Innovations in Fighting Corruption: Rapporteur's Summary," Policy Innovations (September 24, 2007)

Laurance Allen and Devin Stewart, "Corruption Ebbs in Africa," Policy Innovations (July 16, 2007)

The World Bank reports that corruption is on the wane in Africa. Devin Stewart interviews Nairobi-born publisher Laurance Allen about the progress he has seen in Africa over several decades.

Bryane Michael, "Suing against Corruption: The Role of Civil Law," Policy Innovations (July 23, 2007)

Devin Stewart, "A Kite Runner Approach to Understanding Corruption," Policy Innovations (November 30, 2007)

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12 Feb 2014



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