ethics in business
Your cheap clothing has a high price
Karl D. Stephan | 13 May 2013 |
tags: Bangladesh, engineering ethics
The tragic collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh exposes the immorality of the Golden Rule: he who has the gold, makes the rules.
Playing with fire in West, Texas
Karl D. Stephan | 30 April 2013 |
tags: business ethics, engineering
Ammonium nitrate fertiliser seems like a simple material, but it has a history of causing devastating explosions which have killed hundreds of people.
Mines of tears
Karl D. Stephan | 15 February 2013 |
tags: engineering ethics, US, workplace safety
For two decades, Navajo men worked in a New Mexico uranium mine, unaware of the dangers of radiation. There was an 88% mortality rate -- but the case is almost unknown.
Leveson is all about politics
Ivor Gaber | 04 December 2012 |
Forget the arguments about the finer points of media regulation. This is all about old-fashioned hard-ball politics.
Who sets the ethical tone of society?
Margaret Somerville | 16 November 2012 |
tags: business ethics, Canada, corruption
A massive corruption scandal in Quebec raises the question of how to screen out rogues before they reach the trough.
A portrait of the artist as a businessman
G. Tracy Mehan III | 06 November 2012 |
tags: biography, book reviews, heroes, Steve Jobs
Did shrewdness, artistry and obsession make Steve Jobs America's greatest businessman?
Job creation, Italian style
Vincenzina Santoro | 17 October 2012 |
Even in his last days, Angelo Corigliano took his social responsibilities seriously.
Match-making economists earn Nobel for economic engineering
Andrew John | 17 October 2012 |
This year's award goes to two academics whose work has very practical applications.
Italy’s conscientious doctors
Vincenzina Santoro | 03 October 2012 |
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Italy
Up to 85 percent of gynecologists in some regions refuse to perform abortions.
Stephen Covey: reviving the forgotten notion of virtue
Andrew Mullins | 22 August 2012 |
tags: character education, management, virtue
The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People sold tens of millions of copies, promoting the old-fashioned message that success begins with virtues.
Apocalypse Not: doomsday thinkers of Oz should get out more
Graham Harris | 13 August 2012 |
tags: climate change, environment
Instead of moaning about impending disasters, environmentalists need to innovate.
Man versus machine
John Robertson | 08 August 2012 |
Like a runaway train, a berserk computer nearly sent a leading US stockbroker into bankruptcy last week. It could happen again.
After LIBOR: looking for a line in ethical sand
John Robertson | 02 August 2012 |
tags: business ethics, financial crisis, LIBOR
Will we ever eliminate financial scandals? Probably not. If you put cheese at the end of a laboratory maze, eventually the mice will get there.
Reliable Germans vs foxy Italians?
Alessandra Nucci | 20 June 2012 |
tags: financial crisis, Germany, Greece, Italy
It’s time to take a closer look at the clichés which dominate coverage of the Euro-crisis.
Protecting children online
Carolyn Moynihan | 01 June 2012 |
tags: internet safety, pornography
Opt-in filtering for porn would be a great help to parents. Why should it be so difficult?
Two cheers for Hollywood
Alistair Nicholas | 17 April 2012 |
It will take more than Blood Diamond or Green Carpet Awards to show that the film industry is serious about corporate responsibility.
23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
David J. Peterson | 28 February 2012 |
A Korean economist critiques the conventional wisdom about the secrets of economic growth.
No carnival for Costa Concordia captain
Constance Kong | 24 January 2012 |
tags: business ethics, leadership
Who’s really culpable in one of the most avoidable disasters of recent maritime history?
Has Europe lost its soul?
Jonathan Sacks | 19 January 2012 |
tags: Christianity, economic crisis, Judaism
Stabilising the Euro is one thing, healing the culture that surrounds it is another, says the Chief Rabbi of the UK.
“Tax me please, I’m rich!”
Vincenzina Santoro | 18 January 2012 |
tags: debt crisis, taxation, USA
If they are so keen, why don’t they just give it to the government anyway?
Contraceptives mandate would make cowards of us all
Carolyn Moynihan | 11 November 2011 |
A White House edict tells us to ignore our conscience when we go to work. Bernie Madoff should ask for a retrial.
The team and the star
Max Torres | 17 October 2011 |
tags: baseball, business ethics, management
The 2010 winner of the World Series, the San Francisco Giants, acquired superstar Carlos Beltran and sank like a stone. Why?
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