Tag Archives: Ethics

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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Stakeholder Responsibility

According to the article “Corporate and Stakeholder Responsibility: Making Business Ethics a Two-Way Conversation” by Jerry D. Goodstein and Andrew C. Wicks, while it is imperative that an emphasis remains on corporate responsibility, it is just as important that stakeholders … 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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Stakeholder Capitalism

How one views capitalism can inform business decisions and operational values. In a 2007 article, Freeman, Martin and Parmar write: “Traditional narratives of capitalism rely upon the assumptions of competition, limited resources, and a winner-take-all mentality as fundamental to business … 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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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 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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