1 videodisc (68 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Dr. Donaldson explores the reason for ethical lapses in the American business community, focusing on companies like Enron. He describes the lack of positive correlation between a company's code of ethics and the actual behavior of its employees. Donaldson believes that creating a values orientation from the top down is more effective than adhering to a strict compliance based approach. Creating an ethical culture, having leaders who exhibit ethical behavior, and providing a strong support system based on prinicples of conduct, may lead to a better ethical basis in American business. Donaldson believes that ethical behavior will be part of a successful future for American business.
"The Donaldson lecture is the inaugural event in the James S. Kemper lecture series and symposium in globalization and business ethics."--Flyer.
Presented at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, November 7, 2002.
Thomas Donaldson is a professor of legal studies at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.