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Business Ethics & Corporate Governance

Program

:

MBA

Class of

:

2011

Credit

:

3

Sessions

:

33

Course Code

:

SL GM 602

Fourth Semester

Objective

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

AUTHOR / PUBLICATION

Business Ethics & Corporate Governance

An Indian Perspective A. C. Fernando Pearson Education

Business Ethics & Corporate Governance

IUP

Business Ethics: Concepts and Cases

Velasquez, M. G. Prentice Hall of India - 2005

Corporate Governance

Monks, R. / Minow, N. Blackwell - 2008

Corporate Governance

Banks, Eric. John Wiley

Cases on Business Ethics

Business World

Corporate Governance

Fernando, A C. Pearson Education - 2006

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

decision

economic

in

of

Ethical

Issues:

Conflicts

and

making

from ethical

Detailed Syllabus The Class of 2011

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 DirectorsFunctional Committees of Board; Code of conduct, whistle blowers.

External Corporate Governance Mechanism:

Regulators, Gate keepers, Institutional Investors, Corporate raiders

Fourth Semester

1

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, Kumaramangalam, Narayanamoorthy, Naresh Chandra, JJ Irani Committee reports Legal and Regulatory Changes introduction and modification of Clause 49, - Corporate governance in practice in India, cases

Cases

A Dent in Wal Mart’s public Image - The PR Strategy Mart’s public Image- The PR Strategy

China Aviation Oil’s Collapse: Singapore INC’s challenges,Cases A Dent in Wal Mart’s public Image - The PR Strategy Child labor in Coca

Child labor in Coca Industry-Aviation Oil’s Collapse: Singapore INC’s challenges, Obesity Concerns: Burger Kings Product Revanges, Source:

Obesity Concerns: Burger Kings Product Revanges,Singapore INC’s challenges, Child labor in Coca Industry- Source: Case Studies for Managers, Vol. II, IBSPCD

Source: Case Studies for Managers, Vol. II, IBSPCD

Bhopal Gas TragedyRevanges, Source: Case Studies for Managers, Vol. II, IBSPCD Source: BECG Main Reference Book Suggested Schedule

Source: BECG Main Reference Book

Suggested Schedule of Sessions

 

No. of

Topic

Sessions

Introduction to Business Ethics

4

Typical Problems in Business Ethics

6

Corporate Social Responsibility

2

Complexity of Ethical Issues

3

Ethical Leadership

1

History of Corporate form and models

3

Nature & Evolution of Corporate Governance

3

Internal Corporate Governance mechanisms

3

External Corporate Governance Mechanisms

3

Corporate Governance Ratings

1

Corporate Governance in India

4

Total Sessions

33

Detailed Syllabus- The Class of 2011

3

Fourth Semester