Uber Poaches Researchers and Scientists from University

business_ethics_highlights_2The story below is about a set of voluntary commercial transactions: ride-share company Uber offered a bunch of scientists and engineers jobs, and those scientists and engineers, finding the offers agreeable, accepted. The only problem is that the move resulted, in the aggregate, in the decimation of staff at an important university-based research institute. Uber presumably has no obligations to the university. Do private companies have a public obligation not to do this sort of thing to publicly-important research centres? >>>

LINK: Uber poaches 40 peopIe from ‘partner’ Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University is scrambling to recover after Uber Technologies Inc. poached at least 40 of its researchers and scientists earlier this year, a raid that has left one of the world’s top robotics research institutions in a crisis…..

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