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July 20, 2011 Murky Murdoch: The Ethics of Influence

Source: Sustainable Business Forum

To write about Rupert Murdoch, the Australian born Media Mogul and Chairman of Newscorp, in a business ethics blog seems somewhat tedious. Already in the first edition of our Textbook nearly a decade ago we had a vignette on him...

July 20, 2011 Does a five-star board guarantee good corporate governance?

Source: Money Life

Rules and regulations are not enough. They must be implemented. Sadly, recent episodes have shown that even independent directors stayed silent when rules were violated Very often, people look at high-profile membership of the...

July 18, 2011 Murdoch Struggles for Control as Scandal Grows

Source: Bloomberg

News Corp. (NWS)’s Rupert Murdoch is struggling to control the destiny of the company he began building six decades ago after a trusted deputy was arrested and Scotland Yard’s top official quit over ties to a suspect in the...

July 18, 2011 Fitch expects more China corporate fraud probes

Source: AP

Hong Kong - Chinese companies will continue to be hit by corporate fraud accusations and investigations as the country struggles to improve corporate governance standards, Fitch Ratings said on Monday. The credit rating agency...

July 12, 2011 Officials replaced amid Atlanta cheating scandal

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

ATLANTA — The fallout from the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal continued to spread as four area superintendents were replaced and a school district in Texas put the superintendent it recently hired from Georgia on paid...

July 8, 2011 Investigation into APS cheating finds unethical behavior across every level

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Across Atlanta Public Schools, staff worked feverishly in secret to transform testing failures into successes. Teachers and principals erased and corrected mistakes on students’ answer sheets. Area superintendents silenced...

July 6, 2011 America's biggest teacher and principal cheating scandal unfolds in Atlanta

Source: Christian Science Monitor

At least 178 teachers and principals in Atlanta Public Schools cheated to raise student scores on high-stakes standardized tests, according to a report from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

July 6, 2011 Suit says GM copped out on fixing Impala defect

Source: USA Today

A lawsuit claims General Motors Co. fixed a defective part on the police versions of the Chevrolet Impala -- but didn't fix the same defect on hundreds of thousands of other Impalas. According to the Associated Press, a...

July 1, 2011 Ah, Business Ethics, Didn't We Sell that to The Chinese?

Source: The Morton Report

Leo was my boss — but he was dead. In a new business pitch, long after his passing, a competitor complained, "They showed this film of Leo — and he was dead. I still couldn't beat him." And there's an idea here. Watch the video...

June 30, 2011 U.K. Prosecutors to Assist U.S. on Fund Bribery Probes

Source: Bloomberg

U.K. prosecutors are assisting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on inquiries involving financial institutions and whether bribes were paid in transactions with sovereign wealth funds. The Serious Fraud Office, which...

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