Monthly Archives: June 2016

Summer Interns Submit Dress Code Petition, Get Fired, Are Surprised

This discussion at the excellent advice blog Ask a Manager is good fodder for discussion in management or business ethics courses about the differences between organizational life and political life—or between organizational life and university life. The short story (but

Summer Interns Submit Dress Code Petition, Get Fired, Are Surprised

This discussion at the excellent advice blog Ask a Manager is good fodder for discussion in management or business ethics courses about the differences between organizational life and political life—or between organizational life and university life. The short story (but

Teaching Business Ethics: Behavioural & Normative Approaches

Ethics education needs to be normative: it needs to explore how we should behave. But it also needs to take account of how people actually think, as part of an approach to figuring out how to get people to do

Teaching Business Ethics: Behavioural & Normative Approaches

Ethics education needs to be normative: it needs to explore how we should behave. But it also needs to take account of how people actually think, as part of an approach to figuring out how to get people to do

May a Coffeehouse Boycott Its (Trump-Loving) Customers?

Some people think ethical consumerism – incorporating one’s values into one’s purchasing decisions – is a form of enlightenment. It uses the fear of foregone sales to motivate retailers and manufacturers to adhere to the customer’s values and thereby make

May a Coffeehouse Boycott Its (Trump-Loving) Customers?

Some people think ethical consumerism – incorporating one’s values into one’s purchasing decisions – is a form of enlightenment. It uses the fear of foregone sales to motivate retailers and manufacturers to adhere to the customer’s values and thereby make

Ending Chick Culling: Ethics, CSR, or PR?

Over the next few years, most egg producers in the US will end the practice of culling (i.e., killing) male chicks. Different people will look at this very differently. Some (those who see animals as having significant moral worth) will

Ending Chick Culling: Ethics, CSR, or PR?

Over the next few years, most egg producers in the US will end the practice of culling (i.e., killing) male chicks. Different people will look at this very differently. Some (those who see animals as having significant moral worth) will

Can You Teach Ethics?

Here’s an 90-second video featuring Simon Webley of the Institute of Business Ethics: Can ethics be taught?. “There is a direct link between your personal values and business values; and some of them will be in common. But others won’t

Can You Teach Ethics?

Here’s an 90-second video featuring Simon Webley of the Institute of Business Ethics: Can ethics be taught?. “There is a direct link between your personal values and business values; and some of them will be in common. But others won’t

Are Olympic Sponsors Sponsoring Zika Virus?

If your company sponsors an event that helps spread a dangerous disease, are you responsible? If you have the opportunity to postpone the event, or to move it so that it’s less dangerous, should you do so? >>> LINK: Should

Are Olympic Sponsors Sponsoring Zika Virus?

If your company sponsors an event that helps spread a dangerous disease, are you responsible? If you have the opportunity to postpone the event, or to move it so that it’s less dangerous, should you do so? >>> LINK: Should

Private Regulatory Fragmentation in Mining

Here’s something new and interesting-looking from Journal of Business Ethics. (Many people think the only 2 ways of controlling corporate behaviour are a) regulation by government and b) internally-adopted ethics codes. Among other things, the paper linked below is a

Private Regulatory Fragmentation in Mining

Here’s something new and interesting-looking from Journal of Business Ethics. (Many people think the only 2 ways of controlling corporate behaviour are a) regulation by government and b) internally-adopted ethics codes. Among other things, the paper linked below is a