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Oral History Conversation With Ms. Torrie Dunlap, Nicholas Roberti, Megan Woody, Michael Busch, Vam Djoukwet Apr 2018

Oral History Conversation With Ms. Torrie Dunlap, Nicholas Roberti, Megan Woody, Michael Busch, Vam Djoukwet

Philosophy 332: Business Ethics

No abstract provided.


Oral History Conversation With Joon Han, Lacey Hartin, Gabriela Guevara, Akira Bannai Mar 2017

Oral History Conversation With Joon Han, Lacey Hartin, Gabriela Guevara, Akira Bannai

Philosophy: All Student Work

This is an oral history conversation that was conducted with Joon Han, founder of Better San Diego, at the University of San Diego on March 28, 2017.


Ms-207 – The Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr. Papers: Dan Gilbert’S Bookshelf, Amy Lucadamo Mar 2017

Ms-207 – The Daniel R. Gilbert, Jr. Papers: Dan Gilbert’S Bookshelf, Amy Lucadamo

All Finding Aids

The Daniel R. Gilbert Papers, aka Dan Gilbert’s Bookshelf, is a collection designed by Prof. Gilbert with the intention of documenting the development of his signature Organization and Management Studies (OMS) courses. Because book selection is crucial to the design of his courses, Gilbert requested that Special Collections and College Archives retain integral texts with this manuscript collection. The texts in combination with course syllabi and assignments encapsulate the course experience for Gilbert’s classes. This collection does not contain personal research conducted by Gilbert for his many publications. Hard copies of many of Gilbert’s publications are located ...


Understanding Beef As A Business: A Corporate Social Responsibility Analysis Of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Megan Wilford Jun 2016

Understanding Beef As A Business: A Corporate Social Responsibility Analysis Of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Megan Wilford

Honors Projects

This project is a Corporate Social Responsibility Analysis of Chipotle Mexican Grill that seeks to answer the question: has Chipotle adequately and honestly incorporated Corporate Social Responsibility and stakeholder value creation into their beef sourcing? Industrialized beef production has changed the way we live, making meat more accessible and affordable than ever. In order to provide such a large quantity of beef, sacrifices have been made regarding our health, animal wellbeing, and the environment. Chipotle Mexican Grill claims to source their beef differently, patenting the phrase Food with Integrity. Ultimately, this project will determine whether or not Chipotle provides value ...


Why Now Is The Time To Statutorily Ban Insider Trading Under The Equality Of Access Theory, Bruce W. Klaw Mar 2016

Why Now Is The Time To Statutorily Ban Insider Trading Under The Equality Of Access Theory, Bruce W. Klaw

William & Mary Business Law Review

This Article makes the case for a new U.S. statutory provision that defines and prohibits insider trading under an “equality of access” theory. It supports this claim, and contributes to the important public dialogue concerning this prevalent practice, by highlighting the moral and legal gaps in existing U.S. law that result from understanding the harms of trading on the basis of material nonpublic information solely with reference to fiduciary breach or misappropriation, as evidenced by the recent cases of United States v. Newman and United States v. Salman. It weaves legal analysis together with current literature in business ...


Socially Responsible And Small: A Quantitative Study Of Corporate Social Responsibility In Small And Medium Organizations In The United States, Abigail Sorenson Berk Nov 2015

Socially Responsible And Small: A Quantitative Study Of Corporate Social Responsibility In Small And Medium Organizations In The United States, Abigail Sorenson Berk

Dissertations

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a global imperative supported by governments, industry, and citizens alike. In 2000, the United Nations launched the Global Compact to encourage businesses to adopt socially responsible policies. In tandem, businesses became increasingly attentive to their social practices with the vast majority of executives declaring CSR important to their organization’s success. Despite this increase in attention – which occurred among businesses of all sizes – the academic literature on CSR has focused almost exclusively on large, public companies. Ironically, the majority of businesses in the United States are small, private businesses suggesting the existing CSR field ...


Moral Development Of Undergraduate Business Students: Online Vs. Residential Programs, Kevin L. Rawls Jul 2015

Moral Development Of Undergraduate Business Students: Online Vs. Residential Programs, Kevin L. Rawls

Kevin L. Rawls

Research related to moral reasoning and development has been increasing over the past decade as a result of the business-related scandals of the early 2000’s. Education has been shown to have a strong correlation to the moral development of individuals. Additionally, the rise in online learning has brought a new dynamic to the cognitive moral development of future business leaders. The problem addressed in this study is how an online program impacts the moral reasoning development of undergraduate business students. This study issued the DIT survey to senior-level undergraduate students declared as business majors from a face-to-face and online ...


Qualitative Study Of Business Ethics Education: Preparing Leaders To Make Ethical Decisions, Karen L. Schuder Jan 2014

Qualitative Study Of Business Ethics Education: Preparing Leaders To Make Ethical Decisions, Karen L. Schuder

Education Doctoral Dissertations in Leadership

While many business schools have taken steps to increase a greater sense of ethical values and social responsibility in response to public concern, results have been questionable as can be seen by continued unethical behaviors (Assudani, Chinta, Manolis, & Burns, 2011; Izzo, 2000; Khurana, 2007). Can ethics education help business students and professionals deal with moral dilemmas and make ethically conscious decisions in the business world? There is some contemporary research and literature assessing students and business school programs, but there is very little research connecting the business world with higher education.

The purpose of this study was to discern the relevancy of ...


Business Ethics: The Impact On Healthcare Professionals, Paul D. Longenecker Oct 2013

Business Ethics: The Impact On Healthcare Professionals, Paul D. Longenecker

Health and Sports Sciences Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Ethical And Managerial Implications Of Internet Monitoring, Andra Gumbus, Frances Grodzinsky Oct 2013

Ethical And Managerial Implications Of Internet Monitoring, Andra Gumbus, Frances Grodzinsky

Frances Grodzinsky

As Internet use pervades our personal and professional lives, organizations have become increasingly concerned about employee use of the Internet for personal reasons while at work. This has prompted the restriction of the Internet or the limitation of the Internet during work hours. Monitoring of employee Internet and email is another result of this trend. Legitimate business functions such as employee performance appraisal and progress toward goals are served by monitoring. However, poorly designed and communicated monitoring practices can be negative and have perverse effects on employee morale and productivity. Monitoring of employees erodes trust and may be considered an ...


Kentucky Fried Transparency, Joe Lawless Jan 2013

Kentucky Fried Transparency, Joe Lawless

MICCSR Case Studies

This CSR mini-case provides students with an opportunity to explore the ethical issues related to transparency and reporting in an international corporation. Yum! Brands, the parent corporation of Kentucky Fried Chicken had a supply chain issue with their Chinese suppliers that went public in China and affected sales. This is their immediate issue, but longer term, the reputational harm of disclosure and transparency that subsequently emerged pose a challenge for students to address.


The Sarbanes Oxley Act's Contribution To Curtailing Corporate Bribery, Karen Cascini, Alan Delfavero, Mario Mililli Jan 2012

The Sarbanes Oxley Act's Contribution To Curtailing Corporate Bribery, Karen Cascini, Alan Delfavero, Mario Mililli

WCOB Faculty Publications

In the wake of corporate scandals occurring in the early 2000s, a need for stricter regulation was deemed necessary by the investors of U.S. public companies. In 2002, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SoX) was created. Accordingly, under the rules of SoX, U.S. corporations were faced with increased oversight and also needed to substantially improve their internal controls. As companies began to scrutinize their internal affairs more closely, some businesses detected other forms of criminal activity occurring internally, such as bribery. Those companies and individuals found to have committed bribery have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA ...


Wittgenstein And The Challenge Of Global Ethics, Julian Friedland Jan 2011

Wittgenstein And The Challenge Of Global Ethics, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


‘I Don’T Lend Money; It Causes Amnesia!’ Money, Culture And Ethics., Annetta M. Gibson Apr 2010

‘I Don’T Lend Money; It Causes Amnesia!’ Money, Culture And Ethics., Annetta M. Gibson

School of Business Administration Faculty Publications

Christian leaders seek to be ethical people and make ethical decisions, but often the ethical dilemmas a leader must face do not have clear-cut answers. Ethical dilemmas can be even more troubling when they occur in a culturally diverse situation that is coupled with decisions involving financial transactions. Views of money and how to handle money are culturally influenced and may not be the same as the views of the leader, who may come from a different culture. This leads the Christian leader to ponder: When working in a culturally diverse environment, how can one tell the difference between a ...


A Fair Wage? Capping Executive Compensation, Julian Friedland Jan 2010

A Fair Wage? Capping Executive Compensation, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

This case study highlights some of the latest research on setting executive compensation at ethical levels. The board of directors of Spade’s, a mid-size U.S. hardware chain, considers altering the pay package of its incoming CEO to best align his interests with those of shareholders and stakeholders. Students are invited to assess various components of the incoming CEO’s cutting-edge proposal, which seem attractive and convincing on the surface, but might present certain risks over the longer term. Five compensation components are analyzed, namely, salary capping, pay for performance, bonus scales, stock option parameters, and severance package.


Backdated Stock Options Ownership Impact On The Corporation, Management, & Shareholders, Karen Cascini, Alan Delfavero Jan 2010

Backdated Stock Options Ownership Impact On The Corporation, Management, & Shareholders, Karen Cascini, Alan Delfavero

WCOB Faculty Publications

In the post-Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOx) world, there has been an unprecedented crackdown on fraudulent activity occurring within corporate America. During recent years, many companies have granted stock options to their executives and employees as part of compensation packages. While the issuance of stock options as a component of compensation is considered to be a legal practice, corruption has taken this corporate resource to unlawful heights. Recently, numerous corporations have been in the news for potentially backdating stock options. Accordingly, the purpose of this paper is to distinguish between legal and illegal aspects of backdating stock options, and to examine the ...


Rebuilding The Foundation: Reestablishing Ethics In The Accounting Professsion, Chad P. Laughlin Apr 2009

Rebuilding The Foundation: Reestablishing Ethics In The Accounting Professsion, Chad P. Laughlin

Senior Honors Theses

Today’s business world has become increasingly diverse in its view of ethics. This lack of objective decision-making has been made clear through the scandals and questionable accounting methods in recent years. In light of these instances, the accounting profession has taken steps to regain and ensure the public’s trust, which the profession relies on. In the absence of ethical practices, the profession loses its trustworthiness and reliability. This paper will discuss the key role of ethics in accounting and the efforts that have been made in the past and are being made currently to ensure that this vital ...


Taxonomy Of Business Ethics Theories, Grace S. Thomson Feb 2009

Taxonomy Of Business Ethics Theories, Grace S. Thomson

Dr. Grace S. Thomson

An increasing interest on ethics in business has resulted in a fruitful production of scholarly research that provides business leaders and decision-makers with references to bridge theory and practice (Cherry, Lee, and Chien, 2003). For an effective application of business ethics theories, it is necessary to comprehend their domains, their external and internal logic, and the specific applications to the ethical issues under analysis (Wempe, 2008).

This document presents a taxonomy of 11 ethical theories applied to business ethics that incorporate grounded theory and conceptual frameworks. As a basis for the construction of this taxonomy, the selection of the theories ...


Special Edition Of Journal Of Business Ethics, Marilynn P. Fleckenstein Ph.D., Patrick Flanagan, Victoria Shoaf Ph.D., Patricia Werhane Ph.D. Feb 2009

Special Edition Of Journal Of Business Ethics, Marilynn P. Fleckenstein Ph.D., Patrick Flanagan, Victoria Shoaf Ph.D., Patricia Werhane Ph.D.

Patrick Flanagan

DePaul University hosted the 14th Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, at The Standard Club in Chicago, November 1–3, 2007. Academic and business leaders came together to explore the important ethical issues facing the business community in the twenty-first century. The articles in this special volume of The Journal of Business Ethics have been selected from the many presentations at this conference. Sponsored annually by the Vincentian Universities in the United States (DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois; Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY; and St. John’s University in Queens, NY) this conference promotes the mission of St. Vincent ...


Where Business Meets Philosophy: The Matter Of Ethics, Julian Friedland Jan 2009

Where Business Meets Philosophy: The Matter Of Ethics, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

No abstract provided.


Special Edition Of Journal Of Business Ethics, Patrick Flanagan, Marilynn P. Fleckenstein Ph.D., Victoria Shoaf Ph.D., Patricia Werhane Ph.D. Jan 2009

Special Edition Of Journal Of Business Ethics, Patrick Flanagan, Marilynn P. Fleckenstein Ph.D., Victoria Shoaf Ph.D., Patricia Werhane Ph.D.

Patrick Flanagan

The articles in this special volume of Journal of Business Ethics have been selected from the many presentations at this conference and represent a cross section of the topics and issues covered at the Vincentian Business Ethics Conference at the Manhattan campus of St. John's University in the fall of 2009. Sponsored annually by the Vincentian universities in the United States (DePaul University, in Chicago, Illinois; Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY; and St. John’s University in Queens, NY), this conference promotes the mission of St. Vincent DePaul, the seventeenth-century Roman Catholic saint who serves as the patron ...


Special Edition Of Journal Of Business Ethics, Patrick Flanagan, Marilynn P. Fleckenstein Ph.D., Patrick D. Primeaux Ph.D., Victoria Shoaf Ph.D., Patricia Werhane Ph.D. Jan 2009

Special Edition Of Journal Of Business Ethics, Patrick Flanagan, Marilynn P. Fleckenstein Ph.D., Patrick D. Primeaux Ph.D., Victoria Shoaf Ph.D., Patricia Werhane Ph.D.

Patrick Flanagan

Niagara Falls, New York was home to the 13th Annual Vincentian International Conference Promoting Business Ethics sponsored by DePaul University (Chicago, IL), Niagara University (Niagara, NY), and St. John’s University (New York, NY), the three American universities sponsored by the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians). Conferences in the past had specific themes and corresponding paper presentations focused on a particular topic. This one intentionally did not have a central organizing subject matter to allow for greater diversity. Leaders from the academic and corporate sectors, representing 30 countries, submitted excellent papers on a broad range of ethical issues. This ...


Dynamic Leadership: Toolbox For The Value-Based Entrepreneurship, Chun Guo, Sinead G. Ruane, Alexandra Galli-Debicella, Phuong Anh Nguyen, Charles C. Manz Jan 2008

Dynamic Leadership: Toolbox For The Value-Based Entrepreneurship, Chun Guo, Sinead G. Ruane, Alexandra Galli-Debicella, Phuong Anh Nguyen, Charles C. Manz

WCOB Faculty Publications

Four entrepreneurship models are proposed which lend guidance in the development of a business, from birth to exit, each examining ways to maintain the business founder’s initial vision and to continue to infuse values and ethical decision-making at each stage of development.


Teaching Ethics And Honesty In Business Classrooms: A Study Of Changes In Student Perceptions, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull, Troy Nielson, Larry Hartman Jan 2007

Teaching Ethics And Honesty In Business Classrooms: A Study Of Changes In Student Perceptions, Susan R. Madsen, Ovilla Turnbull, Troy Nielson, Larry Hartman

Susan R. Madsen

With recent highly publicized breaches of ethics among members of the business community (e.g., Enron, WorldCom, Adelphia, Global Crossing, and Tyco), there is a need to re-examine specific strategies employed in colleges and universities to influence business students toward increased ethics and honesty. The purpose of this study was to examine whether perceptions and attitudes toward ethics and honesty could be influenced during a semester-long college business course. A survey was administered to students in six human resource management classes taught by four different faculty members at Utah Valley State College. The Likert scale questionnaire utilized the 20-item Ethics ...


Ethical And Managerial Implications Of Internet Monitoring, Andra Gumbus, Frances Grodzinsky Jan 2006

Ethical And Managerial Implications Of Internet Monitoring, Andra Gumbus, Frances Grodzinsky

WCOB Faculty Publications

As Internet use pervades our personal and professional lives, organizations have become increasingly concerned about employee use of the Internet for personal reasons while at work. This has prompted the restriction of the Internet or the limitation of the Internet during work hours. Monitoring of employee Internet and email is another result of this trend. Legitimate business functions such as employee performance appraisal and progress toward goals are served by monitoring. However, poorly designed and communicated monitoring practices can be negative and have perverse effects on employee morale and productivity. Monitoring of employees erodes trust and may be considered an ...


The Utility Of Offshoring: A Rawlsian Critique, Julian Friedland Jan 2004

The Utility Of Offshoring: A Rawlsian Critique, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

Most prominent arguments favoring the widespread discretionary business practice of sending jobs overseas, known as ‘offshoring,’ attempt to justify the trend by appeal to utilitarian principles. It is argued that when business can be performed more cost-effectively offshore, doing so tends, over the long term, to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number. This claim is supported by evidence that exporting jobs actively promotes economic development overseas while simultaneously increasing the revenue of the exporting country. After showing that offshoring might indeed be justified on utilitarian grounds, I argue that according to Rawlsian social-contract theory, the practice is nevertheless ...


The Intellectual's New Clothes: Review Of "Public Intellectuals: A Study Of Decline," Richard Posner, And "One World: The Ethics Of Globalization," Peter Singer, Julian Friedland Jan 2003

The Intellectual's New Clothes: Review Of "Public Intellectuals: A Study Of Decline," Richard Posner, And "One World: The Ethics Of Globalization," Peter Singer, Julian Friedland

Julian Friedland

This review provides a critique of the public intellectual phenomenon via a joint review of two books by public intellectuals, namely Richard Posner and Peter Singer. Please note, the article starts on p. 195 of the attached document.


Stakeholder Theory And A Principle Of Fairness, Robert Phillips Dec 1996

Stakeholder Theory And A Principle Of Fairness, Robert Phillips

Robert Phillips

Recent decades have witnessed an increase in the number and quality of discussions concerning the corporation’s obligations to other groups other than its share owners. Possibly the most frequent way framing such discussions is in terms of stakeholders. Hence stakeholder theory has become a central issue in the literature on business ethics / business and society. There has been, however, relatively little attention given to the source of these obligations that a firm has to its stakeholders. Many students of stakeholder theory are content to assert such obligations and move on to what they believe the substance of these obligations ...