This book shows executive, project, program, and portfolio managers how ethical behavior can ensure that an organization has proper governance. Improper governance and unethical behavior have led to such well-known financial disasters as Enron and Madoff Investments. The book arms managers with two important tools: Small Sins Allowed (SSA) and Line of Impunity (LoI), which together can be the foundation for renewed and vigorous corporate governance. SSA is a powerful tool that helps managers establish a level above which adherence to ethical standards is expected. LoI aids managers in identifying ethical fault lines that may exist in a company and helps to keep unethical behavior in check.
Table of Contents
Antecedents. The Beginning. Contrasting Views. The Unsatisfactory Equilibrium. Ethics. Ethical Decision-making Models. Economization. Double Standards. Codes of Ethics. Ethical Dilemmas. Context. Perceptions. Motivation. Culture. Other Perspectives. Corporate Governance. Historical Perspective. Lines of Thought. Other Perspectives. New Constructs. Small Sins Allowed. Line of Impunity. A New Corporate Governance Model. The Small Sins Allowed Influence in Corporate Governance. The Line of Impunity Moderating Effect. The Context Moderating Effect. Case Studies. Final Words
Eduardo Victor López Ph.D. worked in the industry for the last three decades. He got an insider insight of the governance practices of many companies across the Americas, from Argentina to Canada, including Mexico, Brazil and the USA, including Ericsson, Siemens, Nokia Solutions and Networks, and Bridgestone. He has devoted many years studying behaviors of individuals immersed in the corporate world, climbing the corporate ladder from engineer to the C-suite.
Alicia Medina Ph.D. is University Lecturer in Management at Umeå University in Sweden, SKEMA in France and University of Montevideo in Uruguay.