Posts Tagged ‘ ethics ’

November classroom―drivers of globalization and ethical choices

November 6, 2015
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November classroom―drivers of globalization and ethical choices

Any of the completed work from these activities can be converted to face-to-face discussion. Try adapting the content to your specific course format. Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies: Conduct a study based on one of the related news headlines at the end of this month’s…

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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

November 6, 2015
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Ethics and Artificial Intelligence Innovation

Jerry Kaplan holds many titles including Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics.  In this video clip, he presents his arguments for new laws to define owner liability and accountability limits in light of recent advancement in robotic artificial intelligence.  This is an important subject to address, given that the field of robotics is…

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April classroom activities―ethical business

April 25, 2012
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April classroom activities―ethical business

Using your classroom teams in their online Wiki sites, have students conduct the following studies:  Look at the short case on the Walmart, Mexico bribery accusation case this month. While there are many issues of interest in this case, it is a good example of ethical behavior choices seemingly gone awry. Take a look at…

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The strategy of reputation

March 12, 2012
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The strategy of reputation

In addition to costs and differentiation, authors Carlisle and Faulkner claim that reputation matters for all organizations, with the exception of commodity producers.  They apply the Faulkner/Bowman customer matrix (Strategy Clock) to understanding the effects CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)  practices can have on reputation and cost/differentiation advantages.  In this theoretical piece, they propose that the…

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Benefit Corporation explained

January 26, 2012
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Benefit Corporation explained

The social entrepreneurial business model challenges business developers to think differently.  In this video clip, Kyle Westaway, a New York attorney specialized in social venturing with experience in building social entrepreneurial companies, presents the essential elements of the Benefit Corporation legal structure.  He differentiates it from the more traditional forms such as the LLC and…

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Reiser on Benefit Corporations

January 26, 2012
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Reiser on Benefit Corporations

Social enterprise owners believe that both social good and for-profit motivation can co-exist in the same organization.  Needing an appropriate legal structure to support this dual vision of sustainability, the proponents launched the movement to legalize benefit corporations.  Reiser, a Brooklyn Law School professor specialized in nonprofit organization law and a respected expert in the…

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Mentoring for all ages and stages of life

December 8, 2011
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Mentoring for all ages and stages of life

This past month, I came across a couple of articles in my reading that provoked discussions with my colleagues.  If mentoring/coaching is an accepted norm for professional musicians and athletes, what are we doing in our business schools for our experienced academics?  (As an aside, Tiger Woods just won the Chevron World challenge and in…

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Reinventing business models―the inclusive business

December 8, 2011
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Reinventing business models―the inclusive business

International Finance Corporation (IFC) is part of the World Bank Group. In this white paper, the IFC presents several of its portfolio investment stories that represent inclusive business models.  IFC states that inclusive business models “expand access to goods, services, and livelihood opportunities for those at the base of the global economic pyramid in commercially…

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Bribery in the pharmaceutical industry

May 19, 2011
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Bribery in the pharmaceutical industry

Johnson & Johnson recently agreed to pay $21.4 million to the US Department of Justice and $7.9 million to the United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office for making improper payments and receiving illegal gains from its subsidiaries’ business practices in Greece, Poland and Iraq. Accused of violating anti-bribery laws, J & J was said to have…

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May ’11 – EC

May 19, 2011
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May ’11 – EC

Ethical business practices are not yet the norm, if the maelstrom of media attention is an accurate bellwether of trends. All levels of government from local to global are involved in some aspect of the discussion of anti-corruption compliance. A recent study by David Montgomery and Catherine Ramus in the Academy of Management Learning and…

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