What Can Star Trek Teach Us About Ethics and Reproduction?

Reproductive sciences are becoming more and more advanced and can seem like something out of science fiction these days. In addition to pregnancy termination and surrogate mothers, designer babies are already becoming a real world practice according to a report from the Atlantic. So how do we explore the ethical ramifications of these and other … Continue reading What Can Star Trek Teach Us About Ethics and Reproduction?

Sustainabilty in Family Businesses

How have family businesses responded to the call for sustainable practices? Authors Magali A. Delmas and Olivier Gergaud recently tested their hypothesis that family businesses tend to emphasize a more socially responsible attitude for themselves and their kin by studying family owned and operated wineries in California in their article "Sustainable Certification for Future Generations: … Continue reading Sustainabilty in Family Businesses

How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

Is it easier for someone to be corrupt at different levels within an organization? Does corruption depend on the resources available? Authors István Jávor and David Jancsics discuss this topic in their article from Administration and Society  entitled "The Role of Power in Organizational Corruption: An Empirical Study," winner of the 2014 Best Article Award from the Public … Continue reading How Much is the Organizational Power Structure to Blame for Corrupt Behavior?

Can We Get Teens to Get Tested for STD’s?

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office of Adolescent Health, approximately 9.5 million adolescents and young adults are diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) each year. However, many STDs have no symptoms and can go undiagnosed for years, causing both complications later on in life as well as an increase in … Continue reading Can We Get Teens to Get Tested for STD’s?

Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

At the end of March, meat producers in North America, including Tyson Foods Inc. and Hormel Foods Corp., lost an appeal to suspend new country-of-origin labeling laws, claiming it violated their first amendment rights. The law has been a hot topic of debate, with some claiming that labeling is a food safety tool and others … Continue reading Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From?

The Human Right to Clean Water VS Property Rights

In July of 2010, the United nations identified clean water as a human right. However, less than one percent of the fresh water on earth is accessible for human use and global population is estimated to reach eight billion by 2025. But not all nations have and can maintain clean water systems due to the … Continue reading The Human Right to Clean Water VS Property Rights

Can We Be Happy in a Post-Apocalyptic World?

Scientists predict that in the years to come both temperatures and sea levels could rise, diminishing valuable resources and leaving civilization in a place of discomfort, both physically and economically. But, despite these distresses, could we actually be happy? Authors Gioietta Kuo and Lane Jennings think so and discuss this possibility in their article, "Achieving … Continue reading Can We Be Happy in a Post-Apocalyptic World?

Risky Business: Does ERM Increase Firm Value?

As JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon came under fire for the bank’s $2 billion trading loss, the critical issue of risk management again came to the forefront of business dialogue. Against the backdrop of the global financial crisis, a study in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance (JAAF) looks at enterprise risk management (ERM), a … Continue reading Risky Business: Does ERM Increase Firm Value?