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The “Right Way”: Moral capitalism and the emergence of the corporate ethics and compliance officer

Sampson, Steven LU (2016) In Journal of Business Anthropology 10(Special Issue 3: Business Ethics).
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Abstract. Under the influence of U.S. government regulations, enforcement of anti-bribery laws and embarrassing corruption scandals, major global corporations have realized that unethical conduct may affect not only their reputations but their profits. This development has given rise to a new position within the traditional management team: the ethics and compliance officer (who differs from the established corporate social responsibility function). Who are these people? How are they trained? And how do the ethics and compliance officers function as the moral compass of firms that need to compete in a global market where rules need to be bent and anything goes? How do we study the anthropology of corporate morality without seeing it purely... (More)
Abstract. Under the influence of U.S. government regulations, enforcement of anti-bribery laws and embarrassing corruption scandals, major global corporations have realized that unethical conduct may affect not only their reputations but their profits. This development has given rise to a new position within the traditional management team: the ethics and compliance officer (who differs from the established corporate social responsibility function). Who are these people? How are they trained? And how do the ethics and compliance officers function as the moral compass of firms that need to compete in a global market where rules need to be bent and anything goes? How do we study the anthropology of corporate morality without seeing it purely as an instrument? Are there indeed genuine moral enclaves within corporations? (Less)
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social anthropology, ethics, compliance, moral capitalism, business ethics
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Special Issue 3: Business Ethics
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Journal of Business Anthropology
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  abstract     = {Abstract. Under the influence of U.S. government regulations, enforcement of anti-bribery laws and embarrassing corruption scandals, major global corporations have realized that unethical conduct may affect not only their reputations but their profits. This development has given rise to a new position within the traditional management team: the ethics and compliance officer (who differs from the established corporate social responsibility function). Who are these people? How are they trained? And how do the ethics and compliance officers function as the moral compass of firms that need to compete in a global market where rules need to be bent and anything goes? How do we study the anthropology of corporate morality without seeing it purely as an instrument? Are there indeed genuine moral enclaves within corporations?},
  author       = {Sampson, Steven},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {Special Issue 3: Business Ethics},
  publisher    = {Journal of Business Anthropology},
  series       = {Journal of Business Anthropology},
  title        = {The “Right Way”: Moral capitalism and the emergence of the corporate ethics and compliance officer},
  volume       = {10},
  year         = {2016},
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