The ethical and legal scandals at Enron, WorldCom, Tyco and many other businesses in the United States, Europe and Asia have shaken people's confidence in business. Corporate Integrity and Accountability seeks to address questions of corporate integrity as they arise for financial reporting, executive compensation, globalization, and business ethics itself. In so doing it asks the following questions: What is the current meaning of corporate integrity? How should we go about analyzing and responding to unethical and corrupt behaviour both at home and abroad? What measures can be undertaken by corporations within their own walls to address these problems? What groups and perspectives need to be taken into account with regard to CEO compensation? These are a few of the many topics that the chapters in this book discuss under the heading of corporate integrity and accountability.
George G. Brenkert is Professor of Business Ethics and Director of the Georgetown Business Ethics Institute. He is current Editor-in-Chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics, of which he is also a past President. Since 2000, Professor Brenkert has been Director, Georgetown Business Ethics Institute, and is past President, Society for Business Ethics. Formerly, he was Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee. He is author of Marx's Ethics of Freedom (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983), and Political Freedom (London: Routledge, 1991). Professor Brenkert's refereed articles have appeared in numerous journals such as: The Journal of Ethics; Business Ethics Quarterly;and Public Affairs Quarterly. He is a member of the American Philosophical Association, the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, the International Association for Business and Society, the North American Society for Social Philosophy and the Society for Business Ethics.