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Peecher Named Academic Director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society

Mark E. Peecher was named academic director of the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society this summer. He holds the Deloitte Professorship in Accountancy at College of Business, specializing in behavioral auditing and financial accounting research, and has a courtesy appointment with the College of Law. read more

Deloitte’s Support for the Professional Responsibility Celebrated at University of Illinois

College of Business students, faculty, and staff recently celebrated Deloitte’s multi-year funding and staunch support for the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society. Over the last eight years, Deloitte and the Center have partnered with the College to build an innovative professional responsibility program through curricular and extra-curricular initiatives, support for faculty research, and engagement with  business. See Deloitte’s website, and read more on the Center’s website about our programs, including the award-winning Auditor Independence Education Materials.

C. Kristina Gunsalus

Gunsalus Discusses Book: The Young Professional’s Survival Guide

Discussion about ethical dilemmas in the workplace with C.K. Gunsalus, Director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, and Professor Emerita in the College of Business at the U of I, and author of The Young Professional’s Survival Guide: From Cab Fares to Moral Snares.link to interview

New book helps young professionals navigate workplace ethics

College of Business professor C.K. Gunsalus’ new book on professional ethics was the subject of this recent article in USA Todayread more »

Nell Minow

Nell Minow on Executive Compensation

Nell Minow commented on executive compensation and performance in an article by Joe Nocera. read article

Nell Minow on Apple, HP, and What Enables Bad Boards

Nell Minow has been called the “CEO killer” and the “queen of good corporate governance.” She is a former president of Institutional Shareholder Services and has literally written the textbook on corporate governance — it’s titled Corporate Governance and is now in its fifth edition. Nell is co-founder of The Corporate Library, which is now part of GovernanceMetrics International, where she serves on the board of directors. read article »

Advisory Board Member Featured in Washington Post

Nell Minow was recently profiled in the Washington Post Magazine where she explained her dual role as corporate watchdog and family movie critic. After the publication of the article Minow also participated in an online chat with readers, a transcript of which is available. read articleview online chat »

Governance Expert Addresses Students, Faculty

Nell Minow, an Advisory Board member, spent a few hours in the new Business Instructional Facility on the University of Illinois campus sharing strategic insights on corporate governance. Her visit with the business students and faculty was sponsored by the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society at the College of Business. read articleread Q&A

Ruth Aguilera

A Minute With Corporate Governance Expert Ruth Aguilera

In an interview with News Bureau Business & Law Editor Phil Ciciora, business professor Ruth V. Aguilera, an expert on comparative corporate governance and a fellow in the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, discusses how firms handle CEO succession and its effect on a company’s value. read article »

Emotions an Overlooked Key to Whistle-blowing

Though largely overlooked, tapping into employees’ emotions and personal values can produce powerful triggers for calling out wrongdoing in the workplace, U. of I. researchers say. “If I care deeply about my company, I’m more inclined to defend it and blow the whistle on wrongdoing,” said Ruth V. Aguilera, professor of business. “If my job is just a paycheck, I’m more inclined to just say ‘whatever’ if I see something wrong.” read article »

A Minute With Ruth V. Aguilera

The U.S. government has joined the growing outcry over earnings of top executives, ordering deep pay cuts at seven big firms that have yet to pay back bailout cash. Business professor Ruth V. Aguilera, an expert on comparative corporate governance and a fellow at the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, discusses the recession-fueled unrest over wages and bonuses in an interview with News Bureau Business & Law Editor Jan Dennis. read interview »

Ruth Aguilera and Gretchen Winter

One Thing Leads to Another: How Corruption Topples Business

Executive Director Gretchen Winter and faculty fellow Ruth Aguilera are featured in this article from the Spring 2010 edition of Perspectives, the official magazine from the College of Busienss. read article »