Partners in Business Ethics Symposium
Partners in Business Ethics
The Partners in Business Ethics Symposium was first launched and co-hosted by the Penn State Smeal College of Business and American Express in 2010. The conference is designed to promote business ethics in academia and corporate America. Business school deans and corporate executives share ideas, challenges, and best practices in preparing young professionals to lead with integrity in today’s workplace.
Vision: To strengthen the integrity connection between business and business education.
Mission: To connect business school deans, thought leaders in business ethics, and corporate leaders, and foster dialogue among those groups as well as a shared commitment to promoting integrity and ethical behavior.
- Bridge the gap between corporate business ethics and business school business ethics by connecting leaders from both worlds and creating an opportunity for dialogue.
- Share best practices for creating and sustaining integrity initiatives and cultures in business and business schools.
- Build upon the latest research and practice to brainstorm innovative ways to build integrity into business school curricula as well as business school and business cultures.
- Gain commitments for new initiatives that would be reported on at the next meeting.
Partners in Business Ethics Symposium Attendees:
A network of individuals, including business school deans, thought leaders in business ethics, and corporate leaders, who are committed to addressing ethics and its unique impact on the interdependent communities. Each attending dean is encouraged to bring a corporate adviser or board member to also participate.
Host Schools of the Partners in Business Ethics Symposium:
Past host schools of the Partners in Business Ethics Symposium:
Expectations of host school:
- Attend at least two Partners in Business Ethics Symposia, prior to hosting the event.
- Fund the symposium, through corporate, donor, or college funds.
- Identify a theme for the symposium in support of the goals for Partners in Business Ethics, the “Business Ethics Initiative,” and the school/college/university. Host schools should consider current events and the timeliness of topics to be addressed during the symposia.
- Provide at least two planning updates to the steering committee prior to the Symposium.
Information about the Partners in Business Ethics Symposium was taken from Penn State's website.
Ethics at the BYU Marriott School of Business
Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business places a strong emphasis on ethical decision making. The school encourages ethical and moral behavior by supporting the development of moral and ethical leaders through teaching, experiential learning, scholarship, and policy engagement.
BYU Marriott Accolades and Accomplishments
#1 Bloomberg Businessweek MBA program for ethical career preparation (most recent ranking in 2018)
Leader in the establishment of the BYU Sorensen Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, founded in 2020 with a $40 million endowment
Ballard Center for Social Impact, “Helping students learn how to solve social problems”
BYU Management Society, 87 chapters on 5 continents with the vision of “Growing Moral and Ethical Leadership around the World”
Host, Teaching Ethics at Universities Conferences (2010, '11, '12, '14, '15, '17, '19, '22)
Recent BYU Marriott Faculty Publications (books and articles)
Ethics in Business: An Integrated Approach, forthcoming in 2021, Godfrey
U.S. Special Operations Forces Ethics Field Guide, 2020, Agle & Miller
Fraud Examination, Sixth edition, 2018, Albrecht and Zimbelman
The Business Ethics Field Guide, 2016, Agle and Miller
“Inducing Corporate Social Responsibility: Should Investors Reward the Responsible or Punish the Irresponsible?” Jones-Christensen, 2021, Journal of Business Ethics
“Building an Ethical Career: A Three-Stage Approach to Navigating Ethical Challenges at Work,” Smith, 2020, Harvard Business Review
“Moral Development in Business Ethics: An Examination and Critique,” Detienne, 2021, Journal of Business Ethics
“The Impact of Leader Moral Humility on Follower Moral Self-Efficacy and Behavior,” Owens, Bednar and Hart, 2018, Journal of Applied Psychology
“Fostering an Ethical Culture on Your Sales Team,” DeTienne and Agle, 2019, Harvard Business Review
“Strategic Silence: Withholding Certification Status as a Hypocrisy Avoidance Tactic,”1 Carlos and Lewis, 2017, Administrative Science Quarterly
“When Does Corporate Social Responsibility Reduce Employee Turnover? Evidence from Attorneys Before and After 9/11,” Kryscynski, 2016, Academy of Management Journal
“Stakeholder Agency and Social Welfare: Pluralism and Decision Making in the Multi-Objective Corporation,”1 Agle, 2015, Academy of Managegment Review
Required ethics course in every degree program
Milgard Invitational Case Competition on Social Responsibility, No. 1 in 2017
Lockheed Martin's Ethics in Engineering Case Competition, No. 1 in 2019, 2020; No. 2 in 2021