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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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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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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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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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Video Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to Alexandra Graham from Algonquin College and Brodie Quinton from University of Ottawa for winning our Building an Ethical World Video Contest. Their six minute video can be viewed at the link below.
"Finding Refuge"

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