The Just World Fallacy as a Challenge to the Business-As-Community Thesis

[We’re pleased to welcome author Dr. Matthew Sinnicks of Northumbria University. Dr. Sinnicks recently published an article in Business & Society entitled “The Just World Fallacy as a Challenge to the Business-As-Community Thesis," which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Dr. Sinniscks reflects on the impact and innovations of this research: What … Continue reading The Just World Fallacy as a Challenge to the Business-As-Community Thesis

Is Business Ethics Too Important to be Left in the Hands of Business: A Democratic Alternative?

[We’re pleased to welcome author Carl Rhodes of the University of Technology, Sydney. Rhodes recently published an article in Organization Studies entitled “Democratic Business Ethics: Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal and the Disruption of Corporate Sovereignty,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, Rhodes reflects on the inspiration for conducting this research:] When people think … Continue reading Is Business Ethics Too Important to be Left in the Hands of Business: A Democratic Alternative?

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

Why Some Corporations Choose To Be Socially Responsible

Do you know what makes your pans non-stick or your toothpaste and hand soap fight bacteria? According to the European Commission Department for Health and Consumers, products like these can contain chemicals such as pesticides that cause cancer, reproductive and developmental issues, endocrine disruption, and environmental issues. While the EU has developed Registration, Evaluation and … Continue reading Why Some Corporations Choose To Be Socially Responsible

Where Are the Marketing Ethics Courses?

Many of the challenges facing today's businesses -- such as advertising claims, consumer protection, and product quality -- are marketing ethics issues. So why do so few university business programs offer standalone marketing ethics courses? In a study published in the Journal of Marketing Education, authors O. C. Ferrell of the University of New Mexico … Continue reading Where Are the Marketing Ethics Courses?

Business Ethics Everywhere

Business ethics issues are cropping up every day in the news, but not always taking hold in the mind of the management student. How can instructors give future business leaders the tools they need to behave ethically? Susan D. Baker of Morgan State University and Debra R. Comer of Hofstra University, who published "'Business Ethics … Continue reading Business Ethics Everywhere

Ethics and the Corporation

After a week in which outgoing executive Greg Smith accused Goldman Sachs of losing its “moral fiber,” Apple’s factory conditions in China made news again, and the Ethisphere Institute released its 2012 list of the World's Most Ethical Companies, the issue of corporate ethics is in the spotlight. For today’s post, we’ve pulled together a … Continue reading Ethics and the Corporation

The Climate Challenge: Special Issue of Business & Society

Business & Society has released a special issue on the important global topic of climate change, corporate strategy, and politics, bringing together articles by a team of scholars from institutions in Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States. Guest editors Chukwumerije Okereke of the University of Reading, Bettina Wittneben of the University … Continue reading The Climate Challenge: Special Issue of Business & Society

2011 Journal of Management Scholarly Award Winners!

Management INK would like to congratulate the following 2011 Scholarly Impact Award winners for the Journal of Management: Robert E. Ployhart, University of South Carolina, published "Staffing in the 21st Century: New Challenges and Strategic Opportunities" in the December 2006 issue. The abstract: Modern organizations struggle with staffing challenges stemming from increased knowledge work, labor … Continue reading 2011 Journal of Management Scholarly Award Winners!