Steven B. Young








  • Faculty, Management and Strategy



  • Listed as one of 23 persons who made the corporate social responsibility movement in Sandra Waddock’s book The Difference Makers
  • Author of Moral Capitalism, an admired guide to corporate social responsibility translated in Japanese, Polish, Spanish, and Croatian
  • Recognized glboal expert in management of corporate social responsibility
  • Regognized global expert in cross-cultural business management and ethical issues

Selected Publications:

  • “The Northeastern Thai Village: a non-participatory democracy,” Asian Survey, November 1968, a discussion of basic concepts in the political culture of northeastern Thai villages.
  • “The Mandate and Elections” and “Power Toward the People: Local Development in Vietnam, 1968-70,” two chaper in Electoral Politics in South Vietnam, a collection of essays edited by Professors John Donnell and Charles Joiner.
  • “The Law of Property and Elite Privilees Under Vietnam’s Le Dynasty, 1428-1788,” Journal of Asian History, 1975, an analysis of changes in Vietnamese society using legal codes and dynastic histories.
  • “Public Office as a Public Trust: a suggestion that a fiduciary standard is implied in Impleachment for High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” Georgetow Law Journal, 1975, an analysis of impeachment under the constitution and English and American practice used in the impeachment proceedings against Richard M. Nixon.
  • “The Case for Intervention,” Washington Monthly, November 1976, a discussion of Vietnam’s peasant nationalism.
  • “Unpopular Socialism in United Vietnam,” ORBIS, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 1977. Application of basic concepts of Vietnam’s political culture an analysis of new unified socialist regime.
  • Contributor, The Lessons of Vietnam, Thompson & Frizzell, Editors: New York Crane, Russek 1977.
  • “Thailand: No Longer a Domino,” Freedom at Isue, November-December, 1978, No. 48.
  • Cultural Roots for Human Rights in Chaina, Vietnam and Thailand,” chapter 8 in The Politics of Human Rights, P. Newberg ed., publication of the United Nation Association, New York University Press, 1980
  • “Vietnamese Marxism: a Transition in Elite Ideology,” Asian Survey, August 1979. A discuss of elite nature of Vietnamese communists.
  • The Legality of Vietnamese Re-education Camps,” Harvard International Law School, Vol. 30, No. 3, Fall 1979, discussing the illegality under international law of Communist Vietnam’s re education program.
  • “The Concept of Justice in pre-Imperial China,” chapter in Moral Behavior in Chinese Society, Greenblatt and Wilson, eds., Praeger 1981. This paper presents the thinking of major classic Chinese philosophers on te problem of justice, upnishment and social order.
  • “Between Sovereigns: a Re-examination of the Refugee’s Status,” Michigan Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 4, 1981. An analysis of the law of refugees and international human rights. Book Review: “Communism and Nationalism in Vietnam” for Problem of Communism, March-April 1981
  • Special Report: Understanding Vietnam, the DPC Information Service, the Netherlands (1982) 397 pages; a collection of reprinted articles and original essays, Nguyen Ngoc Huy, co-author.
  • “Formulating a Theory for Legal Education: Thoughts on Assuming a Deanship,” Hamline Law Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 1982.
  • “Ethics in Legal Edcation,” The Hennepin Lawyer, March-April 1982. A Proposal that the nation of vocational calling is appropriate for the legal profession.
  • Book Review: “The Concept of Man in Contemporary China: in Philosophy East and West, October 1982.
  • “Who is a Refugee: A Thory of Persecution,” in Proceedings, Fifth Annual National Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy, 1982.
  • “Good Government in Hanoi,” American Spectator, Vol. 15, No. 4, April 1982. A study of the failures of communist rule in Vietnam.
  • “Ethnicty and the Indochina War: Ressons for Conflict” in Ethnicity and War, University of Wisconsin, 1984, p. 21.
  • “Beyond Bok: Historical Jurisprudence in Replacement of the Enlightenment Project,” Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 35, No. 3, September 1985, p. 333. An analysis of the contemporary relevance of historical Juisprudence.
  • “Introdction,” Sysmpoosium on Indian Law, Hamline Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 3, October `1985
  • Book Review; “AnExpositio of Benevolence,” the Jen Hsueh of T’an Ssutung, for Philosophy East and West, October 1986.
  • “Tribal Sovereignty and American Fiduciary Undertakings,” an article reexamining John Marshall’s theory of American Indian Tribal Sovereignty, 8 Whittier Law Review, pp. 825-915 (1987).
  • Westmoreland v. CBS: The Law of War and the Order of Battle Controversy” 21 Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, pp. 219-279 (1998). A study of Gen. Westmoreland’s compliance with the law of war during the Vietnam conflict.
  • “Good governance in the cross-cultural context” in Guidance for Good Governance, Ahsan and Young, Eds., International Islamic University Malaysia and the Caux Round Table May 2008
  • “To Serve, Not Rule” in Learning From Lincoln, Center of the Amrican Experiment September 2008.
  • “Towards a Partnership between America and Islam” in IAIS Journal of Civilization Studies, Vol. 1, No.1; October 2008.
  • “The Ethics of Corporate Governance: the North American Perspective” in International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 51, No. 1 2009. Guest Editor: Prof. G.J. Rossouw.
  • “The Global Economy from a Moral Point of View” in Humanism in Business, Heiko Spitzeck, Michael Pirson, Wolfgang Amann, Shiban Khan, and Ernst von Kimakowitz Editors. Cambridge University Press 2009.


Global Executive Director, The Caux Round Table


  • Harvard Law School, JD degree cum laude
  • Harvard College, AB degree magna cum laude
  • International School of Bangkok, Valedictorian, National Hornor Society