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Multimedia Presentations

Governance Expert Addresses Students, Faculty

Nell Minow, an Advisory Board member, spent a few hours in the new Business Instructional Facility on the University of Illinois campus sharing strategic insights on corporate governance. Her visit with the business students and faculty was sponsored by the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the College of Business. read article or watch video »

The High Cost of Doing Business Right

Jeffrey W. Jackson, senior vice president and general counsel for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company spoke of his business experiences while at State Farm and gave his advice to College of Business attendees on Oct. 16, 2008. The lecture, titled "How to Survive in Business," was the 7th Alan M. Hallene Lecture and was co-sponsored by the Center. read article, watch video, listen to podcast »

Solomon Addresses Treasury Department Advisory Committee

Professor Ira Solomon, Accountancy Department Head and R. C. Evans Endowed Chair in Business, recently presented testimony before the Treasury Department Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession in Washington DC. View the press release for links to Solomon's written testimony and video of his oral testimony. Note particularly his comments on professional responsibility on pages 13-17 of his written testimony titled, "What is the quality of accountancy educational programs?"

Selected Publications

Provided below is a list of recent presentations, publications and working papers related to professional responsibility authored by members of our advisory boards.

Gretchen Winter, Executive Director, Center for Professional Responsibility

Gretchen Winter, "Professional Responsibility: The Next Big Thing," Greater Omaha Alliance for Business Ethics at Creighton University, September 10, 2008. (Download PowerPoint, 753 KB)

Gretchen Winter, "Ten Lessons I Learned as an Ethics and Compliance Professional," Greater Omaha Business Ethics Alliance, September 10, 2008. (Download PowerPoint, 753 KB)

Gretchen Winter, "Consider the Professional Responsibilities of Your Role," Chicagoland Stem Cell Science Education Symposium, February 22, 2008. (Download PowerPoint)

Ruth Aguilera, Center for Professional Responsibility Fellow

Please visit Professor Augilera's faculty profile for a complete list of Aguilera's recent publications.

Aguilera, R.V. and Vadera, A. (forthcoming 2008) "A Comparative Account of Corporate Ethics and HR Practices." In Paul R. Sparrow (Ed.), Handbook on International Human Resource Management Research: Integrating People, Process and Context. Oxford: Blackwell.

Aguilera, R.V. and A. K. Vadera (2007) "The Dark Side of Authority: Antecedents, Mechanisms, and Outcomes of Organizational Corruption." Journal of Business Ethics. (Download PDF)

Williams, C.A. and Aguilera, R.V. (2007) "Corporate Social Responsibility in Comparative Perspective." In A. Crane, A. McWilliams, D. Matten, J. Moon and D. Siegel (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Download PDF)

Aguilera, R.V., D. Rupp, C. Williams, and J. Ganapathi. (2007). "Putting the S Back in CSR: A Multi-level Theory of Social Change in Organizations." Academy of Management Review, 32 (3): 836-863. (Download PDF)

Aguilera, R.V., C. Williams, Conley, J., and D. Rupp. (2006). "Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. A Comparative Analysis of the U.K. and the U.S." Corporate Governance: An International Review, 14(3): 147-157. (Download PDF)

Rupp, D., J. Ganapathi, R.V. Aguilera, and C. Williams. (2006) "Employee Reactions to Corporate Social Responsibility: An Organizational Justice Framework," Journal of Organizational Behavior. (Download PDF)

Aguilera, R.V. (2005) "Corporate Governance and Director Accountability: An Institutional Comparative Perspective." British Journal of Management, 16: 1-15. (Download PDF)

Michael Loui, Faculty Advisory Committee Member

M. C. Loui, "Ethics and Social Responsibility for Scientists and Engineers," Friday Forum, University YMCA, Champaign, Illinois, February 6, 2009. (Download PDF, 36 KB)

M. C. Loui, "Assessment of an engineering ethics video: Incident at Morales," Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 85-91, January 2006. (Download PDF, 148 KB)

G. Hashemian and M. C. Loui, "Engineering courage: from "not my business" to positive responsibility," Proceedings of the Thirty-Fifth ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, Ind., October 19-22, 2005, pp. S3D-17 to S3D-18. (Download PDFs: Conference paper, Full paper)

M. C. Loui, "Ethics and the development of professional identities of engineering students," Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 94, no. 4, pp. 383-390, October 2005. Copyright American Society for Engineering Education, 2005. (Download PDF, 79 KB)

M. C. Loui, "Educational technologies and the teaching of ethics in science and engineering," Science and Engineering Ethics, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 435-446, July 2005. Copyright Opragen Publications, 2005. (Download PDF, 199 KB)

M. C. Loui, E. W. LeFevre, S. P. Nichols, C. M. Skooglund, J. H. Smith, F. Suppe, P. E. Ulmer, and V. Weil, "Incident at Morales: an engineering ethics video," Proceedings of the Thirty-Third ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Westminster, Colo., November 5-8, 2003, pp. S1H-1 to S1H-2. (Download PDF, 21 KB)

M. C. Loui, "Seven ways to plagiarize: handling real allegations of research misconduct," Science and Engineering Ethics, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 529-539, October 2002. Copyright Opragen Publications, 2002. (Download PDF, 186 KB)

M. C. Loui, "Fieldwork and cooperative learning in professional ethics," Teaching Philosophy, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 139-156, June 2000.

Nell Minow, Advisory Board Member

Nell Minow, "Nell Minow on Outrageous CEO Pay—and Who's to Blame," BusinessWeek, February 19, 2009.

Relevant References

Ann E. Tenbrunsel, David M. Messick, "Ethical Fading: The Role of Self-Deception in Unethical Behavior," Social Justice Research, Vol. 17, No. 2, June 2004. (Download PDF, 79 KB)

John L. Carey, "The Independence Concept Revisited," Accounting Seminar at the University of Illinois, April 1970. (Download Word Document)


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