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Do Business Schools Have a Responsibility?

At a joint Society for Business Ethics and Academy of Management Social Issues in Management event, Olsson Center Senior Fellow and Ross School of Business Professor James P. Walsh gave a speech titled “What is Progress?” In it he compared … Continue reading

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On the Separation Thesis

Olsson Center Senior Fellows R. Edward Freeman and Jared D. Harris have written on the separation thesis in business. This thesis contends that there is a separate morality for business. Expressions such as “that’s a business decision” or “it’s business, … Continue reading

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Adam Smith’s Legacy for Ethics and Economics

Olsson Center Senior Fellow Patricia H. Werhane has written about interpretations of Adam Smith and capitalism in the past. In a 2006 article, she challenges a popular understanding of the Wealth of Nations. According to the popular reading of Smith, … Continue reading

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A New Future for Microfinance Institutions?

by Brad Brown, Professor at the U.Va. McIntire School of Commerce and Olsson Center Senior Fellow
Microcredit and microfinance have captured the imagination of the world by providing what appears to be a successful model of economic development in which poor … Continue reading

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Stakeholder Strategy and Resiliency

At a recent public forum for local business owners, Olsson Center Senior Fellow Jared Harris asked, “what is the purpose of business?” The audience, made up of sustainable business owners responded with answers about passion, purpose and a need to … Continue reading

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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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Stakeholder Engagement and Firm Resiliency

Resilient organizations recognize and absorb the effects of stressful situations and experience positive outcomes despite such hardships. Olsson Center Fellow Jared Harris and Darden Ph.D. candidate Megan Hess explore the phenomenon of organizational resilience and extend current theory to explain … Continue reading

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