Protecting Students’ Intellectual Property

[We're pleased to welcome Sarah Wright of the University of Canterbury. Sarah recently published an article in Journal of Management Education entitled "Protecting Student Intellectual Property in the Entrepreneurial Classroom," highlighting her interview with Jerome A. Katz of Saint Louis University.] The interview I conducted with Jerry Katz looks into an important, but overlooked problem in … Continue reading Protecting Students’ Intellectual Property

How Do Small Businesses in Developing Countries Participate in Social Irresponsibility?

[We're pleased to welcome Vivek Soundararajan of Birmingham Business School. Vivek recently published an article in Business & Society entitled "Small Business and Social Irresponsibility in Developing Countries: Working Conditions and 'Evasion' Institutional Work" with co-authors Laura J. Spence and Chris Rees of University of London.] This article is an outcome of my ongoing research … Continue reading How Do Small Businesses in Developing Countries Participate in Social Irresponsibility?

What Can Leaders Learn from Rock Climbing?

[We're pleased to welcome Diane Bischak and Jaana Woiceshyn. Diane and Jaana recently published an article entitled "Leadership Virtues Exposed: Ethical Leadership Lessons from Leading in Rock Climbing" in Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies.] Diane has been an avid participant in rock climbing for many years, a sport which has a very tangible leadership … Continue reading What Can Leaders Learn from Rock Climbing?

Follow the Leader: Leadership Lessons from Rock Climbing

Although the concept of ethical leadership has not been neglected in leadership studies, it remains a vague and poorly defined idea. A direct consequence of this ambiguity is the challenge of practicing ethical leadership in real-life situations. In an effort to better define ethical leadership and provide leadership principles that leaders can strive for, Diane P. Bischak and Jaana Woiceshyn explore what … Continue reading Follow the Leader: Leadership Lessons from Rock Climbing

Food Banking and Hunger in the United States

[We’re pleased to welcome Michael Elmes of Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Professor Elmes published an article entitled "Food Banking, Ethical Sensemaking, and Social Innovation in an Era of Growing Hunger in the United States" with Karla Mendoza-Abarca and Robert Hersh in the Journal of Management Inquiry.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? For the past 10 years I have been … Continue reading Food Banking and Hunger in the United States

Mixing Business and Ethics: How the Rotary Club Encouraged Ethical Business Practices

Large corporations have long been the focus of corporate social  responsibility (CSR) studies. Such studies seem to support the separation thesis, which suggests that business and ethics are mutually exclusive. However, reexamining the role of small businesses in the history of CSR challenges the separation thesis and provides a new perspective on the relationship between … Continue reading Mixing Business and Ethics: How the Rotary Club Encouraged Ethical Business Practices

Quattrone (2015). Governing Social Orders, Unfolding Rationality, and Jesuit Accounting Practices: A Procedural Approach to Institutional Logics

Republished with permission. The original post was published on the ASQ Blog. *** Authors: Paolo Quattrone – University of Edinburgh Business School Interviewers: Federica Foce Massa Saluzzo – Universita´di Bologna Daniela Iubatti – IESE Business School Article link: http://asq.sagepub.com/content/60/3/411 Question 1. An eye-opening element of your paper is the discussion on the procedural approach to … Continue reading Quattrone (2015). Governing Social Orders, Unfolding Rationality, and Jesuit Accounting Practices: A Procedural Approach to Institutional Logics

Thomas A. Wright on Incorporating Character in Business Education

According to The Atlantic, between 2001 and 2010 the annual rate of scholarly article retractions increased by a factor of 11. A recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences took a closer look and found that out of the 2,047 retracted papers reviewed, 67.4% were the direct result of academic misconduct … Continue reading Thomas A. Wright on Incorporating Character in Business Education

How Do Attitudes Towards CSR Influence Job Choices Across Cultures?

[We're pleased to welcome Cedric E. Dawkins of Dalhousie University. Dr. Dawkins recently collaborated with Dima Jamali, Charlotte Karam, Lianlian Lin, and Jixin Zhao on their article "Corporate Social Responsibility and Job Choice Intentions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis" from Business & Society.] What inspired you to be interested in this topic? The paper was inspired by … Continue reading How Do Attitudes Towards CSR Influence Job Choices Across Cultures?

Reflections on Academic Research and Writing (Part 2): Ethical Publishing

Publication ethics continues to be an enduring topic touching on a wide range of increasingly complicated issues. For journal editors and publishers, as well as researchers, there are concerns regarding plagiarism, data and citation manipulation, conflicts of interest, and even identifying legitimate publishing sources, among others.  COPE (the Committee on Publication Ethics), of which SAGE, … Continue reading Reflections on Academic Research and Writing (Part 2): Ethical Publishing