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Employer-Employee Relationship in the 21st Century

Olsson Center Senior Fellow Shawn Berman, Professor of Business & Society at the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, recently gave a talk on the “employer-employee relationship in the 21st century.” Berman was speaking to the Business Ethics … Continue reading

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Technology and Stakeholders

Early in her talk at the University of Virginia, Professor Jennifer Griffin elicited a telling remark from a student: technology has expanded the number of stakeholders
Griffin, Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy at the George Washington University School of … Continue reading

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Capitalism in Question

Recently the Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division hosted a panel discussion called, “Capitalism in Question: Towards an Economics of Justice, Sustainability, and Economic Thrivability.” Professor R. Edward Freeman participated in the discussion, where he humorously remarked that … Continue reading

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New TV Show Asks “Big Questions”

Olsson Center Senior Fellow Patricia H. Werhane, the Executive Director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University, has recently launched a new PBS program about ethics called “Big Questions.”
Part documentary, part talk-show, each episode draws you … Continue reading

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Purpose Matters

Guest blog post by Dr. Sybille Sachs
This weekend I was visiting my father who is spending four weeks in a little village in the Swiss mountains for recovery. When I entered the hotel I was pleased with the warmth of … Continue reading

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Organizational Interventions, Context and Stakeholders

Olsson Center Senior Fellow Bidhan Parmar has studied organizational interventions at companies and has some useful tips for business leaders implementing change. In a new video, he explains the importance of organizational context and the “ecosystem” in which these changes … Continue reading

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New ways of measuring company performance

by Jeffrey Harrison and Andrew Wicks

 
 
 
 
Firm performance is a fundamental issue for scholars and practitioners alike. We need a way of understanding what it means to do well, and what indicates sub-standard performance or failure. Existing financial performance metrics used … Continue reading

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The Democratization of Business

by Olsson Center staff
A major U.S. bank announces new fees for checking accounts and customers revolt. Many opt to close their accounts and take their business to competitors. A popular mail movie rental service changes its strategy much to its … Continue reading

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New Models of Business in Society

This fall Professor R. Edward Freeman will teach a free, five-week course online about the ethics of business in society. “New Models of Business in Society” is being offered through Coursera as a new way to learn. The course will … Continue reading

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Big Data and Ethics

by Olsson Center staff
Big Data was one of the buzzwords of 2012. It captured the imaginations of journalists, academics and the business world. Like all buzzwords, it encapsulates a phenomenon that was already in existence.
Large companies have been using big … Continue reading

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