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KEMI 2040A - Business Ethics and Innovation

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

"Business Ethics and Compliance" programs have been developed by corporations not only to meet regulatory requirements and mitigate legal risks but also to strengthen their organizational ethical culture which provides for sustainable development, innovative business opportunities and competitive advantage. Corporations increasingly require their leaders to fully understand ethical and compliance matters and leverage their competitive edge. This course will enable the audience, as future business leaders, to gain theoretical/practical knowledge on ethical thinking and innovation and apply them to practical cases and models for business decision-making.


PEPE, Piergiorgio (Director Ethics & Compliance, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals)

Pedagogical format

The course will include lectures, case studies, interactive debates, group works and will feature guest speakers from the industry.

Course validation

Group home work: 50%; Final written exam in class: 50%


6 seminars of two hours each (12 hours).

Required reading

  • A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Nov. 2012) (‘‘FCPA Guide''), at 57–63, available at
  • U.K. Ministry of Justice, the Bribery Act of 2010, Guidance about procedures which relevant commercial organisations can put into place to prevent persons associated with them from bribing (2011) (‘‘U.K. Bribery Act Guidance''), available at
  • Transparency International, Business Principles for Countering Bribery (‘‘Transparency International Principles''), available at
  • U.S. Department of Justice Criminal Division Fraud Section Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs, available at