Module Identifier EC32810  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Leng K L Lim  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite EC10120 and, EC10320 or, EC10510 and, EC10610  
Course delivery Lecture   12 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   4 Hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours  80%
Semester Assessment 1500 word essay20%
Supplementary Assessment1.5 Hours examination and/or resubmission of coursework100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Through lecture presentations, seminar presentations, discussions and direct ed reading, students should be able to understand and analyse the following topics:


This module aims to

Brief description

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 growing public concern about the roles of owners and managers and issues concerning ?stakeholder? participation. This module provides students with the knowledge on the importance of responsible corporate behaviour and good corporate governance. Students should also be able to acquire in case study context the skill of debating the merits and demerits of a particularly ethical course of action.


Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Gordon, J N and Roe, M K (2004) Convergence and Persistence in Corporate Governance Cambridge University Press
Chait, R P, Ryan, W P, and Taylor B E (2004) Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work on Non-profit Boards John Wiley & Sons
Cowan, N (2004) Corporate Governance Prentice Hall
Dallas, G (2004) Governance and Risk 1st edition. McGraw-Hill
Blair, M M (1995) Ownership and Control: Rethinking Corporate Governance for the Twenty-First Century The Brookings Institution: Washington DC
Cannon, T (1994) Corporate Responsibility Pitman Publishing
Chryssides, G, and Kaler, J (1996) Essentials of Business Ethics McGraw Hill
De George, R T (1999) Business Ethics 5th edition. Prentice Hall
Hoffman, W M and Frederick, R E (1995) Business Ethics: Reading and Cases in Corporate Morality 3rd edition. McGraw Hill
Jenkinson,T and Mayer, C (1992) Corporate Governane and Corporate Control Oxford Review of Economic Policy
Derwent, R A and Jones, M E (1996) The Corporate Governance Handbook Gee Publishing
Charkham, J (1994) Keeping Good Company: A Study of Corporate Governance in Five Countries Oxford: Clarendon Press


This module is at CQFW Level 6