Ethics & Corporate Accountability focuses on individual managerial responsibility by presenting conceptual and practical tools managers can use to produce better outcomes when faced with difficult ethical dilemmas. It covers legal, ethical, economic, and social considerations relevant to a variety of stakeholder values.
In doing so, the course utilizes a number of current and classic ‘grey area’ case studies and draws from the experience present in the classroom to parse out various approaches to values-based leadership in difficult situations. As a discussion-based course, no view is considered too idealistic or too cynical. The only requirements are real-world experience, respect, and an open mind.
As a participant in this program, you will:
- Understand basic approaches to ethical thought and how to evaluate them in light of legal and economic concerns.
- Understand how to balance the expectations of multiple stakeholder groups and deliver actionable results.
Kevin Crow is Assistant Professor of International Law and Ethics at the Asia School of Business and International Faculty Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on corporate subjectivity to international law, how understandings of economic and institutional morality affect international adjudication, and most recently, how understandings of ‘the natural’ inform legal and market logics. His current book project, International Corporate Personhood: New Trajectories in Law, is forthcoming from Routledge.
Assistant Professor of International Law and Ethics.
International Faculty Fellow at MIT
AREA OF EXPERTISE
Public International Law, Legal Theory, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Human Rights
Anyone interested in discussing various approaches to legal and ethical thought when it comes to ‘grey area’ business decisions.