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Volkswagen Criticized for… Controlling Weather

This is a rather unique instance of a company having an unexpected environmental impact (or what economists call a “negative externality.”) Given how hard it is to predict the weather, it seems terribly hard to prove causality in this case.

Volkswagen Criticized for… Controlling Weather

This is a rather unique instance of a company having an unexpected environmental impact (or what economists call a “negative externality.”) Given how hard it is to predict the weather, it seems terribly hard to prove causality in this case.

Volkswagen’s Ex-CEO Indicted

There was always a strong suspicion that the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal went all the way to the top. Now it’s clear that the US Department of Justice believes that to be true. >>> LINK: Volkswagen Ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn Indicted in

Volkswagen’s Ex-CEO Indicted

There was always a strong suspicion that the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal went all the way to the top. Now it’s clear that the US Department of Justice believes that to be true. >>> LINK: Volkswagen Ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn Indicted in

Engineers & Ethics at Volkswagen

Once again, highly-educated professionals are at the centre of a major ethics scandal. At Enron, it was accountants. At VW, it’s engineers. Engineers are not just employees — they’re professionals trusted by the public to do their work properly. It’s

Engineers & Ethics at Volkswagen

Once again, highly-educated professionals are at the centre of a major ethics scandal. At Enron, it was accountants. At VW, it’s engineers. Engineers are not just employees — they’re professionals trusted by the public to do their work properly. It’s

Nothing Special About Volkswagen

If there’s nothing special about Volkswagen, in terms of its willingness to cheat, there’s probably nothing special about the auto industry in this regard, either. Granted, some industries can develop cultures that promote or at least sanction certain kinds of

Nothing Special About Volkswagen

If there’s nothing special about Volkswagen, in terms of its willingness to cheat, there’s probably nothing special about the auto industry in this regard, either. Granted, some industries can develop cultures that promote or at least sanction certain kinds of

Top 10 Business Ethics Stories of 2018

2018 was an exciting year in business ethics. But rather than being dominated by specific incidents, the business ethics news in 2018 was dominated by a set of recurring themes. Here, in no particular order, are the top Business Ethics

Top 10 Business Ethics Stories of 2018

2018 was an exciting year in business ethics. But rather than being dominated by specific incidents, the business ethics news in 2018 was dominated by a set of recurring themes. Here, in no particular order, are the top Business Ethics

More Essay Ideas: Business Ethics & CSR

Are you a student looking for a topic to write on, related to either Business ethics or Corporate Social Responsibility? Or are you an instructor looking for a topic to assign to your class? Our previous resource (“Essay Topics: Business Ethics

More Essay Ideas: Business Ethics & CSR

Are you a student looking for a topic to write on, related to either Business ethics or Corporate Social Responsibility? Or are you an instructor looking for a topic to assign to your class? Our previous resource (“Essay Topics: Business Ethics

Who Will Punish VW?

This opinion piece from The Guardian suggests that regulators have done too little to punish Volkswagen following the emissions-cheating scandal. The company has a new CEO, and has fired its top lobbyist, but the opinion expressed here is that the

Who Will Punish VW?

This opinion piece from The Guardian suggests that regulators have done too little to punish Volkswagen following the emissions-cheating scandal. The company has a new CEO, and has fired its top lobbyist, but the opinion expressed here is that the

The Moral Responsibility of Firms

In the podcast (with transcript) linked below, Wharton professors Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall discuss their new book The Moral Responsibility of Firms. >>> LINK: Can Corporations Be Held Morally Responsible? (by Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall, interviewed for Knowledge@Wharton)

The Moral Responsibility of Firms

In the podcast (with transcript) linked below, Wharton professors Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall discuss their new book The Moral Responsibility of Firms. >>> LINK: Can Corporations Be Held Morally Responsible? (by Eric Orts and Amy Sepinwall, interviewed for Knowledge@Wharton)

Inside the VW Scandal

The article linked below is a spectacular bit of reporting, providing insight into the scandal related to Volkswagen’s years-long effort to cover up its falsification of emissions tests. Anyone who knows just a bit of the literature on the ways

Inside the VW Scandal

The article linked below is a spectacular bit of reporting, providing insight into the scandal related to Volkswagen’s years-long effort to cover up its falsification of emissions tests. Anyone who knows just a bit of the literature on the ways

Shades of VW: Did Time Warner Cable Cheat FCC Internet Speed Tests?

File this under “representativeness of the sample”: according to a lawsuit filed by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Time Warner Cable (TWC) provided modem-leasing internet customers with older-generation cable modems unable to produce the high-speed internet they were

Shades of VW: Did Time Warner Cable Cheat FCC Internet Speed Tests?

File this under “representativeness of the sample”: according to a lawsuit filed by New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Time Warner Cable (TWC) provided modem-leasing internet customers with older-generation cable modems unable to produce the high-speed internet they were