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Legal And Ethical Issues Associated With Employee Use Of Social Networks, Gundars Kaupins, Susan Park Dec 2014

Legal And Ethical Issues Associated With Employee Use Of Social Networks, Gundars Kaupins, Susan Park

Susan Park

Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter can help employees enhance a company’s marketing, recruiting, security, and safety. However, employee’s use of social networking sites and employers’ access of those sites can result in illegal and unethical behavior, such as discrimination and privacy invasions. Companies must gauge whether and how to rely upon employees’ use of personal social networking sites and how much freedom employees should have in using networks inside and outside of the companies. This research summarizes the latest legal and ethical issues regarding employee use of social networks and provides recommended corporate policies.


Legal And Ethical Implications Of Corporate Social Networks, Gundars Kaupins, Susan Park Nov 2012

Legal And Ethical Implications Of Corporate Social Networks, Gundars Kaupins, Susan Park

Gundars E. Kaupins

Corporate social networking sites provide employees and employers with considerable opportunity to share information and become friends. Unfortunately, American laws do not directly address social networking site usage. The National Labor Relations Act, civil rights laws, and various common law doctrines such as employment at-will and defamation provide the pattern for future social networking laws. Ethical considerations such as productivity, security, goodwill, privacy, accuracy, and discipline fairness also affect future laws. Corporate policies on corporate social networking should balance the employer‘s and employee‘s interests. Existing laws and ethical issues associated with social networking should impact social networking policies ...


Emerson College Csr Course - Spring 2011 Guest Speakers, Art Stewart Dec 2010

Emerson College Csr Course - Spring 2011 Guest Speakers, Art Stewart

Art Stewart

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"Corporate And Social Responsibility: The Changing Context For Marketing Communications Practice", Art Stewart Dec 2010

"Corporate And Social Responsibility: The Changing Context For Marketing Communications Practice", Art Stewart

Art Stewart

As corporate organizations across the spectrum of industry, markets and cultures grapple with the unrelenting fallout of economic upheaval, a surprising upside is being revealed amidst the clearing toward recovery and the resurgence of growth: It is a context for business premised upon a paradigm shift for more responsible behavior. This new paradigm is engendering dramatically changing expectations for accountability, transparency, competency and leadership integrity across society. There are new demands upon organizations to advance their ambitions within a context of demonstrable, even measurable, adherence to public interest values. As new business models are developed in alignment with changing behavior ...


"Conscious Leadership And The Substance Of Change", Art Stewart Dec 2008

"Conscious Leadership And The Substance Of Change", Art Stewart

Art Stewart

No abstract provided.


"Communicating Politics - Big Budget Branding, Micro-Management Of Issues, Change As Strategic Positioning", Art Stewart Dec 2008

"Communicating Politics - Big Budget Branding, Micro-Management Of Issues, Change As Strategic Positioning", Art Stewart

Art Stewart

No abstract provided.


"Evolving Notions Of Corporate Responsibility: Seizing The Next Horizon", Art Stewart Dec 2007

"Evolving Notions Of Corporate Responsibility: Seizing The Next Horizon", Art Stewart

Art Stewart

No abstract provided.


"Getting It Right On Nonprofit Partnerships", Art Stewart Dec 2007

"Getting It Right On Nonprofit Partnerships", Art Stewart

Art Stewart

No abstract provided.


Nonprofits At The Crossroad: Embrace Change, Learn To Compete, Art Stewart Dec 2004

Nonprofits At The Crossroad: Embrace Change, Learn To Compete, Art Stewart

Art Stewart

The tide of continuous change brought on by the impact of a global marketplace is impacting the fundamental way we conduct our relationships, commerce, and civic engagement as well as the formation and implementation of our public policy, and the manner in which we define and exercise our belief systems. Competition is now essential to acquiring what we need on both a personal and communal basis. We compete in the way we relate to each other - vying for attention and engagement, loyalty and trust, and physical needs. We compete in our civic engagement - striving for numbers of supporters, empathy for ...


"Myth & Mystique: Growth Brands Are All About Marketplace Behavior", Art Stewart Dec 2004

"Myth & Mystique: Growth Brands Are All About Marketplace Behavior", Art Stewart

Art Stewart

No abstract provided.


Re-Claiming Authentic Leadership For Nonprofit Sustainability, Art Stewart Dec 2004

Re-Claiming Authentic Leadership For Nonprofit Sustainability, Art Stewart

Art Stewart

In the past few years, we have witnessed stunning examples of great - and greatly flawed - leadership that has contributed to a new norm of regulation and accountability, breached stakeholder trust, and dubious public confidence. No consensus is needed to acknowledge that the nonprofit sector has suffered from a lack of leadership, whether it is social service agencies, advocacy organizations, charities and foundations, philanthropic institutions or associations. Many top executives of nonprofit organizations have displayed consistent shortcomings in vision, courage, responsibility, and commitment. Still too, many others have exercised impressive perseverance in the name of service, education, and social change that ...