David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 13 (8):625 - 636 (1994)
This is an essay about the philosophical and practical problems associated with the concept of punishment for corporations that have grievously broken the law. It is specifically an essay about the special incentives that the U.S. Government has put in place to encourage American corporations to create comprehensive ethics programs and observe them faithfully. First, I will look at the sorts of obstacles to effective punishment of recalcitrant corporations that eventually prompted extraordinary measures by the U.S. Government. Then I will present a detailed description of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines which took effect on November 1, 1991, describe what they entail, examine what purposes for which they were intended and question how likely they will be to accomplish their objectives. Finally, we will raise the question whether such policies will help further corporate social responsibility and ethical conduct in the workplace.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Patrick E. Murphy (2005). Developing, Communicating and Promoting Corporate Ethics Statements: A Longitudinal Analysis. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 62 (2):183 - 189.
Lutz Preuss (2010). Codes of Conduct in Organisational Context: From Cascade to Lattice-Work of Codes. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 94 (4):471 - 487.
Patrick E. Murphy (2005). Developing, Communicating and Promoting Corporate Ethics Statements: A Longitudinal Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics 62 (2):183-189.
Atul K. Shah (1996). Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. Business Ethics: A European Review 5 (4):225-233.
Atul K. Shah (1996). Corporate Governance and Business Ethics. Business Ethics 5 (4):225–233.
Similar books and articles
Richard S. Frase (1994). Purposes of Punishment Under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines. Criminal Justice Ethics 13 (1):11-20.
John C. Ruhnka & Heidi Boerstler (1998). Governmental Incentives for Corporate Self Regulation. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (3):309-326.
O. C. Ferrell, Debbie Thorne LeClair & Linda Ferrell (1998). The Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations: A Framework for Ethical Compliance. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (4):353-363.
Jelani Jefferson Exum, The More Things Change: A Psychological Case Against Allowing the Federal Sentencing Guidelines to Stay the Same in Light Of.
John W. Hill (1993). The Organization of Ethics and the Ethics of Organizations. Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (1):27-43.
Daniel E. Palmer & Abe Zakhem (2001). Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice: Using the 1991 Federal Sentencing Guidelines as a Paradigm for Ethics Training. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 29 (1-2):77 - 84.
Paul Fiorelli & Ann Marie Tracey, Why Comply? Organizational Guidelines Offer a Safer Harbor in the Storm.
Dove Izraeli & Mark S. Schwartz (1998). What Can We Learn From the U.S. Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizational Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):1045-1055.
Phillip Balsmeier & Jennifer Kelly (1996). The Ethics of Sentencing White-Collar Criminals. Journal of Business Ethics 15 (2):143 - 152.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads11 ( #323,296 of 1,911,908 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #459,829 of 1,911,908 )
How can I increase my downloads?