New Reads: Leaders, Followers, and Ethics

Here are a couple of new papers, just published in the Journal of Business Ethics. Both look interesting. And both tackle different aspects of an under-explored theme — namely, how the relationship between boss and subordinate affect good or bad

New Reads: Leaders, Followers, and Ethics

Here are a couple of new papers, just published in the Journal of Business Ethics. Both look interesting. And both tackle different aspects of an under-explored theme — namely, how the relationship between boss and subordinate affect good or bad

Woman fired for wearing corn-row braids to work

In most of North American, employers don’t even need a reason to fire employees. In most parts of the US, an “employment-at-will” standard applies. In Canada, rules vary from province to province, but mostly just in terms of the amount

Woman fired for wearing corn-row braids to work

In most of North American, employers don’t even need a reason to fire employees. In most parts of the US, an “employment-at-will” standard applies. In Canada, rules vary from province to province, but mostly just in terms of the amount

Nissan Chairman Arrested

Here’s a story of corruption at the highest levels of the automotive industry. How did Ghosn think he could get away with it? Was it simply because he was accustomed to succeeding at things, and not used to people telling

Nissan Chairman Arrested

Here’s a story of corruption at the highest levels of the automotive industry. How did Ghosn think he could get away with it? Was it simply because he was accustomed to succeeding at things, and not used to people telling

Can Believing in Your Products Be Unethical?

The piece below talks about the ethics of belief. Can it be wrong — morally wrong — to believe something without sufficient evidence? Normally we think of unjustified beliefs as being foolish, unwise. Can they be immoral, too? The most

Can Believing in Your Products Be Unethical?

The piece below talks about the ethics of belief. Can it be wrong — morally wrong — to believe something without sufficient evidence? Normally we think of unjustified beliefs as being foolish, unwise. Can they be immoral, too? The most

Refusing Service at Chipotle

The story below is about a Chipotle restaurant manager refusing service to a group of young black men—for reasons that are disputed. This sort of thing seems bound to happen in a) a nation where racial tensions are high, and

Refusing Service at Chipotle

The story below is about a Chipotle restaurant manager refusing service to a group of young black men—for reasons that are disputed. This sort of thing seems bound to happen in a) a nation where racial tensions are high, and

Turning Down a Job at Facebook (Because: Values!)

There’s substantial anecdotal evidence that young people these days—at least young people with options—want more than just to get paid every two weeks. In particular, they want to work at a place they believe in. Some, at least, are unwilling

Turning Down a Job at Facebook (Because: Values!)

There’s substantial anecdotal evidence that young people these days—at least young people with options—want more than just to get paid every two weeks. In particular, they want to work at a place they believe in. Some, at least, are unwilling

Heavy Metal Business Ethics: Threatin Fakes It, Doesn’t Make It

Sometimes there’s a fine line between puffery and fraud—but this isn’t one of those times. Los Angeles-based heavy metal band Threatin audaciously booked an entire European tour based on a wholly fabricated fanbase, deceptively-edited footage suggesting that band packs music

Heavy Metal Business Ethics: Threatin Fakes It, Doesn’t Make It

Sometimes there’s a fine line between puffery and fraud—but this isn’t one of those times. Los Angeles-based heavy metal band Threatin audaciously booked an entire European tour based on a wholly fabricated fanbase, deceptively-edited footage suggesting that band packs music