Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title Page

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pp. 4-7

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. ix-x

The leaders and staff of the division of Ethics and Business Conduct at the Lockheed Martin Corporation provided me with access and assistance at every step of my research. They do not fully agree with the conclusions that I have drawn about their corporation, but I appreciate and admire the way that they were willing to subject their work to an outsider’s scrutiny. ...

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Introduction: In the Shadow of the Skunk Works

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pp. 1-17

Dave Sanders meets me at the entrance of the Lockheed Martin facility in Palmdale, California, just outside the security office, the credit union, and the gift shop carrying toy models of U-2s and Stealth fighters.1 An understated man in his fifties, Sanders is the site’s full-time ethics officer, one of eighty men and women throughout the corporation ...

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1 | Titans and Warhogs

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pp. 18-48

Americans have shown concern about the moral behavior of businesses and business leaders since the earliest years of European settlement in the New World. Even while the United States developed the world’s most productive capitalist environment, ideas about what constituted appropriate behavior in the business community became part of the national conversation. ...

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2 | Success and Scandal

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pp. 49-75

Lockheed Martin Corporation is the size of a small city, but its reach is global. Its 130,000 employees work in nearly 1000 facilities scattered around forty-five states and dozens of foreign countries. Each year in the twenty-first century, the corporation has sold more than $25 billion worth of airplanes, missiles, detection systems, ...

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3 | Peeling Back the Onion

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pp. 76-116

Close to a hundred men men and women crowd the Palm Room at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Orlando, Florida, for the start of the 2003 annual Ethics Officer Conference for the Lockheed Martin Corporation. Clean-cut, casual, welcoming to a new face, ranging in age from their mid-thirties to their early sixties, they are at their ease. ...

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4 | Vulnerabilities

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pp. 117-154

For all it's successes, there are significant limitations to Lockheed Martin’s approach to ethics. Measured against its own standards and those of the contemporary ethics industry, Lockheed Martin’s program shines. Measured against the expectations of the broader culture, however, the program falls short. ...

Notes

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pp. 155-160