David Hess

David Hess

  • Professor
Education
  • PhD University of Pennsylvania 2003
  • MA University of Pennsylvania 2000
  • JD University of Iowa 1995
  • BA Grinnell College 1992

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 763-9779
Email
Room
R4318
Research

David Hess is a Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He has a PhD in Management (corporate strategy field) from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from the University of Iowa College of Law. He has taught a variety of courses on business law, business ethics, business and human rights, corporate social responsibility, and negotiations. He has previously served as the Faculty Director of the Nonprofit and Public Management Center at the University of Michigan, and was the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Social Impact at the Ross School of Business. Professor Hess served as the Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Standards on corporate monitors. He currently serves on governing board of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association.

 Professor Hess’s research focuses primarily on the role of the law in ensuring corporate accountability. His publications in this area have analyzed the use of non-financial reporting by corporations; efforts to combat corruption in international business; the link between corruption and business and human rights; and the role of compliance and ethics programs in creating more ethical corporate cultures. This research has been published in leading law, ethics, and management journals, and has been recognized with national awards, such as the Faculty Pioneer Award from The Aspen Institute. Professor Hess has also served as the Business Law section editor for the Journal of Business Ethics, and serves on the editorial boards of the American Business Law Journal, Business and Human Rights Journal, and Business Ethics Quarterly.

His recent publications include:

Hess, D. (forthcoming). “Chipping Away at Compliance: How Compliance Programs Lose Legitimacy and its Impact on Unethical Behavior,” Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial and Commercial Law

Hess, D. (forthcoming) “Ethics and Compliance Training,” in D. Daniel Sokol & Benjamin van Rooij (eds.), Cambridge Handbook on Compliance. Cambridge University Press.

Hess, D. & Bishara N. 2019. “Beyond Peace Doves: Respecting Human Rights and Combating Corruption in Mega-Sporting Events.” Boston University International Law Journal, 37(2): 245-79.

Hess, D. 2019. “The Transparency Trap: Non-Financial Disclosure and the Responsibility of Business to Respect Human Rights.” American Business Law Journal, 56(1): 5-53.

Hess, D. 2019. “Private Sector Corruption,” in Cecily Rose, Michael Kubiciel & Oliver Landwehr (eds), United Nations Convention Against Corruption: A Commentary, pp. 126-135. Oxford University Press.

Hess, D. 2017.  “Business, Corruption, and Human Rights: Towards a New Responsibility for Corporations to Combat Corruption.” Wisconsin Law Review, 2017(4): 641-693.

Hess, D. 2016. “Ethical Infrastructures and Evidence-Based Corporate Compliance and Ethics Programs: Policy Implications from the Empirical Evidence.” New York University Journal of Law & Business. 12(2): 317-368.

 

 

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION STANDARDS FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE: MONITORS AND MONITORING

Authors
Goldstock. R. (Chair) & Hess, D. (Reporter).
Published Date
2020

Source

Chicago, IL: American Bar Association Publishing
978-64105-505-5

American Bar Association's Criminal Justice Standards for Monitors

Authors
David Hess (Reporter) and Ronald Goldstock (Chair)
Published Date
2020

Source

American Bar Association
978-64105-505-5

Beyond Peace Doves: Respecting Human Rights and Combating Corruption in Mega-Sporting Events

Authors
Hess, D.; and Bishara, N.
Published Date
2019

Source

Boston University International Law Journal
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
245-79

Book Review: Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing

Authors
David Hess
Published Date
2019

Source

Business Ethics Quarterly
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
151-54

The Transparency Trap: Non-Financial Disclosure and the Responsibility of Business to Respect Human Rights

Authors
Hess, D.
Published Date
2019

Source

American Business Law Journal
Volume: 
56
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
5-53

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