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Sethi, Prakash. S

Dr. S. Prakash Sethi is University Distinguished Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College (, The City University of New York.  He is currently visiting Yale University as Forrest Mars, Sr. Professor of Ethics, Politics and Economics.

Professor Sethi enjoys international recognition as a pre-eminent researcher and scholar in the areas of corporate social responsibility and accountability, ethical norms of business conduct, sustainable development, human rights, environmental protection, and international codes of conduct.  He has done pioneering work in creating and implementing international corporate codes of conduct and global supply-chain management.  He has done extensive field work spanning over three decades in different part of the world, e.g., China, the Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Romania, South Africa and Thailand.

In addition to his academic responsibilities, Dr. Sethi is the founder and President of Sethi International Center for Corporate Accountability Inc. (, an independent non-profit think tank, which undertakes cutting-edge research and public policy advocacy in the area of enhanced corporate accountability through voluntary corporate codes of conduct in the national and international arena.

In 2008, Dr. Sethi was awarded the Reputation Institute Award for Inspiring and Innovative Contribution to Scholarship and Practice.  He was also the recipient of the “Beyond the Grey Pinstripes 2003 Faculty Pioneer Award for External Impact” given by The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program and World Resources Institute.  More recently, his work was profiled in a lengthy article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

He has published 24 books and over 135 articles in professional and scholarly journals.  His writings have also appeared in major national and international news media including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Week.  His two most recent books on this subject are:  Group Purchasing Organizations: An Undisclosed Scandal in the U.S. Healthcare Industry (New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2009), and Setting Global Standards: Guidelines for Creating Codes of Conduct in Multinational Corporations (New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003).

He holds a Masters degree in Economics from Delhi University, India, and MBA and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University, New York.