Marketing professor to assist new ethics institute

by Dennis Brown

Patrick Murphy, professor of marketing and C.R. Smith II Co-Director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide at the University of Notre Dame, is among a dozen leading scholars nationwide appointed to the core faculty of the Institute for Corporate Ethics.p. Newly established by the Business Roundtable and housed at the University of Virginia, the institute will conduct research, create a cutting-edge business ethics curriculum, lead executive seminars on business ethics, and develop best practices in the area of corporate and business ethics.p. Murphy and other faculty will advise and assist the institute in several ways, including the development and teaching of executive programs in ethics, analysis of current ethical issues of concern to corporate leaders, the proposal and review of research topics, and participation in conferences and other institute events. Among other institutions represented on the faculty are the Harvard Business School, the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.p. A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1984, Murphy recently was appointed to a three-year fellowship with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C. He specializes in studying how ethics influence marketing decision-making, is the author of a book titled “Eighty Exemplary Ethics Statements,” and coauthor of the forthcoming book “Ethical Marketing.”p. The Business Roundtable is a nationwide association of chief executive officers of leading corporations. An advisory council composed of Business Roundtable members?including Steve Odland, a Notre Dame graduate and chair, president and CEO of AutoZone?will oversee activities of the institute.

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