Module Identifier EC32810  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Mr Dennis A Thomas  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite EC10510 or EC10120  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  80%
Semester Assessment 1500 word essay20%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Through lecture presentation, seminar presentation and discussion and dircted reading students should be able to:


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.

Reading Lists

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
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


This module is at CQFW Level 6