Corporate Integrity

Rethinking Organizational Ethics and Leadership

by Marvin T. Brown

What do corporations look like when they have integrity, and how can we move more companies in that direction? Corporate Integrity offers a timely, comprehensive framework- and practical business lessons - bringing together questions of organizational design, communication practices, working relationships, and leadership styles to answer this question. Marvin T. Brown explores the five key challenges facing modern businesses as they try to respond ethically to cultural, interpersonal, organizational, civic and environmental challenges. He demonstrates that if corporations are to meet the needs of civil society, they must facilitate inclusive communication patterns based on mutual recognition and civic cooperation. Corporate Integrity is essential reading for professionals in organizational ethics, business leaders, and graduate students looking for practical and reflective insights into doing business with integrity and purpose.

  • Cambridge University Press; April 2005
  • ISBN: 9780511112003
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Corporate Integrity
  • Author: Marvin T. Brown
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

'When Kofi Annan claims that 'we are not asking corporations to do something different from their normal business; we are asking them to do their normal business differently', very few really know what this means. Marvin Brown succeeds in showing us how... Instead of looking at business from a moral or top down perspective, he employs civic perspectives that allow different voices to be heard, various perspectives and views to be voiced, and multiple futures to be discussed. He advocates a relational approach where dialogue is the means, changing the pattern of communication part of the process and the ultimate goal is living in relationships of integrity. A timely contribution to our world today, where cynicism about business integrity is at an all time high.' Heidi von Weltzien Hoivik, President, European Business Ethics Network