Corporate Governance & Accountability
Philip M. Nichols, Joseph Kolodny Professor of Social Responsibility in Business, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, is the faculty member responsible for leading the Corporate Governance & Accountability Pillar in the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research. This third program area of the Zicklin Center explores a host of issues relating to the enforcement of regulations from corporate accountability for political spending to standards of corporate liability and culpability. On issues of corporate compliance, corruption, and corporate political accountability, the Zicklin Center actively collaborates with the Center for Political Accountability, Hills Program on Governance, and the World Bank.
WHARTON PUBLIC POLICY INITIATIVE REPORTS: The Business of Voting
One of the core pillars of research in the Zicklin center concerns corporate accountability and governance, particularly in political processes (e.g. the CPA-Zicklin Index). These reports, sponsored by the Wharton Public Policy Initiative, advance this research agenda by examining the market dynamics and corporate involvement in the voting technology industry, an industry that is core to our national political processes. This research aims to elucidate the pressing issues in the industry to inform future regulation that will buttress oversight and integrity in our election processes.
SUBJECT AREA PUBLICATIONS BY FACULTY
Vincent Buccola (2016). States’ Rights against Corporate Rights. Columbia Business Law Review, 2016(3), 595-656.
Vincent Buccola (2017), Law and Legislation in Municipal Bankruptcy, Cardozo Law Review, 38(4), 1301-1341.
Peter Conti-Brown (2016). The Power and Independence of the Federal Reserve (Princeton University Press).
Peter Conti-Brown (2015). The Institutions of Federal Reserve Independence. Yale Journal on Regulation, 32(2), 257-310.
Gwendolyn Gordon (2016). Culture in Corporate Law. Seattle University Law Review, 39(2), 353-396.
Gwendolyn Gordon (Work In Progress), Corporate Contagion: Ethnographic Insights Into the Nature of the Firm.
Herbert Hovenkamp (forthcoming 2018). Antitrust and the Design of Production. Cornell Law Review.
Herbert Hovenkamp & Fiona Scott Morton (forthcoming 2018). Horizontal Shareholding and Antitrust Policy. Yale Law Journal.
William S. Laufer (forthcoming 2017). A Very Special Regulatory Milestone. University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law.
William S. Laufer (forthcoming 2017), The Missing Account of Progressive Corporate Criminal Law. New York University Journal of Law and Business.
Sarah E. Light & Eric W. Orts (forthcoming 2018). Public and Private Procurement in Environmental Governance. In Ken Richards & Josephine van Zeben, editors, Policy Instruments in Environmental Law (Edward Elgar).
Eric Biber, Sarah E. Light, J. B. Ruhl, James Salzman (2017). Regulating Business Innovation as Policy Disruption: From the Model T to Airbnb. Vanderbilt Law Review, 70(5), 1561-1626.
Sarah E. Light (forthcoming 2018). The Role of the Federal Government in Regulating the Sharing Economy. In Nestor Davidson, Michèle Finck & John Infranca, editors, Cambridge Handbook on the Law of the Sharing Economy (Cambridge University Press).
Philip M. Nichols (forthcoming). Corruption, Business Law, and Business Ethics (University of Chicago Press).
Philip M. Nichols (forthcoming). Public Sector Corruption and the Private Business Firm (Oxford University Press).
Philip M. Nichols (2017). What is Organizational Corruption?. In Michael Aßländer & Sarah Hudson, editors, Handbook of Business and Corruption: Cross-Sectoral Experiences, pp. 3-23 (Emerald Group Publishing).
Philip M. Nichols (2016). The Neomercantilist Fallacy and the Contextual Reality of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Harvard Journal on Legislation, 53(1), 203-246.
Philip M. Nichols (2015). The Good Bribe. UC Davis Law Review, 49(2), 647-683.
Eric W. Orts & N. Craig Smith (2018). The Moral Responsibility of Firms (Oxford University Press).
David Zaring (2016). Free Trade Through Regulation?. Southern California Law Review, 89(4), 863-890.
David Zaring (2016). Enforcement Discretion at the SEC. Texas Law Review, 94(6), 1155-1219.
October 18, 2019: Conference on Corporate Political Spending – Why There Is a Need to Revisit the Model Code of Conduct to Manage Today’s Heightened Risks
February 28-March 1, 2019: Fourth Roundtable on Corporate Political Accountability: Corporate political Spending and Risk in the Age of Trump
December 6-7, 2018: The Transnationalization of Anti-Corruption Law (Conference website)
May 18, 2018: VII International Conference “Business Ethics and National Models of Behavior”
September 22, 2017: Roundtable On Corporate Political Disclosure and Accountability and the CPA-Zicklin Index
September 16-17, 2017: FinReg@Wharton Workshop
January 13, 2017: Controlling Corruption: Possibilities, Suggestions and Best Practices
February 2, 2017: 3rd Roundtable on Corporate Political Accountability
April 30th, 2016: Business Ethics and Corruption in a Globalized World
October 3, 2015: Anti-Corruption Workshop
May 1, 2015: The Role of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World
February 18, 2015: A Wrestling President? The Cultural Context of the 2013 Mongolian Presidential Election
January 16, 2015: European Corporate Criminal Justice: Exploring New Models of Responsive Regulation