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Academic and Professional Ethics Across Disciplines

A growing collection of codes of conduct, statements of professional ethics, and research ethics resources relevant to disciplines taught at Rhode Island College.

Corporate Ethics & Compliance

 The Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) works to support compliance and ethics professionals in all corporate industries. Their mission statement says that they "(...) exist to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources, education, and networking opportunities for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles. "

The Business Ethics Network

Human Resource Management Ethics


SHRM is an organization of human resource professionals that offers guidance and support for companies and professionals internationally. They describe themselves as "the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces".

Accounting Ethics


The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) work together in order to best serve the profession. They maintain multiple useful documents and webpages for those interested in the profession.

WOMMA Code of Ethics

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The Word of Mouth Marketing Association ("WOMMA") is the official trade association that represents the interests of the word of mouth and social media industry.  In their professional conduct, WOMMA members strive to "Actively promote and encourage the highest level of integrity.." as well as "Lead by example and adhere to ethical standards that may exceed those required by law."

Marketing Ethics

The American Marketing Association (AMA) "(...) strives to be the most relevant force and voice shaping marketing around the world, an essential community for marketers."

Institute for Advertising Ethics

The Institute for Advertising Ethics (IAE) is administered by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) in partnership with the Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) and the Missouri School of Journalism. The mission of the IAE is to serve as the primary resource for advertising professionals and academics and students on issues regarding advertising ethics



See also the Management page in this guide.