Module Identifier EC32810  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Andrew Henley  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor John Cable  
Pre-Requisite EC10510 or EC10120  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment Exam   1.5 Hours   80%  
  Course work   1500 word essay   20%  

Business ethics and corporate governance are highly topical issues in the modern world of business, and this is reflected in the growth of corporate codes of conduct, environmental auditing, and ethical investment. It is also reflected in the spate of recent official reports into corporate governance structures and executive remuneration, and the growing public concern about the role of owners and managers and issues concerning "stakeholder" participation. The module aims to introduce students to the importance of responsible corporate behaviour and good corporate governance.

Learning outcomes
Through lecture presentation, seminar presentation and discussion and dircted reading students should be able to understand and analyse the following topics:

Module outline
The current year's module outline can be found via The School's website

Reading Lists
T Jenkinson and C Mayer. (1992) Corporate Governane and Corporate Control. Oxford Review of Economic Policy
R A Derwent and M E Jones. (1996) The Corporate Governance Handbook. Gee Publishing
J Charkham. (1994) Keeping Good Company: A Study of Corporate Governance in Five Countries. Oxford: Clarendon Press
K Murphy. (1997) Executive compensation and the modern industrial revolution. International Journal of Industrial Organisation, 15, 417-425
M M Blair. (1995) Ownership and Control: Rethinking Corporate Governance for the Twenty-First Century. The Brookings Institution: Washington DC
Tom Cannon. (1994) Corporate Responsibility. Pitman Publishing
George Chryssides and John Kaler. (1996) Essentials of Business Ethics. McGraw Hill
Richard T De George. (1999) Business Ethics. 5th ed. Prentice Hall
W Michael Hoffman and Robert E Frederick. (1995) Business Ethics: Reading and Cases in Corporate Morality. 3rd ed. McGraw Hill