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David Hess

Ross School of Business/University of Michigan
Assistant Professor of Business Law
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

David Hess,JD, PhD,is an Assistant Professor of Business Law and Business Ethics at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he teaches courses on corporate law and business ethics. 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 sustainability reports by corporations, efforts to combat corruption in international business, and how the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines and deferred prosecution agreements can be implemented in a way that best assists corporations in developing more ethical corporate cultures. This research has been published in leading law, ethics, and management journals, and has been recognized with national awards. In 2008, Professor Hess won a Faculty Pioneer Award from The Aspen Institute and the Faculty Award of Excellence from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. In 2009, Professor Hess received a Rising Star of Corporate Governance award from the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale University.

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