As one of the leading contemporary founders and leading thinkers in business ethics, Richard De George has delved into many important topics. One of his more significant contributions is in the field of international business ethics. The contemporary thinking in business ethics began in the 1970s in the United States. However, because contemporary business ethics began in the United States, many of the early writers in the field, with the notable exception of Tom Donaldson, (see Donaldson 1989), focused their efforts primarily on ethical issues in corporate commerce in this country. De George was another of the exceptions. Under the leadership of De George, the University of Kansas sponsored one of the earliest conferences in the field. He was an early member of the ….