Ethics in business articles

ethics in business



KLM angered millions of Mexicans to make a joke about the World Cup
Sue Bridgewater | 03 July 2014 |
tags: advertising, FIFA World Cup, humour
The benefits and potential pitfalls of social media advertising.


“The Switch From Hell”
Karl D. Stephan | 10 June 2014 |
tags: business ethics, engineering ethics, General Motors
The new CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, has had the courage to be transparent about her company's failings.


A year after the Rana Plaza collapse, recovery is slow
Sharif As-Saber | 25 April 2014 |
tags: business ethics, governance, Rana Plaza
The garment industry needs international governance to ensure safe working conditions.


“They all do it” doesn’t justify offering bribes
Marco Navone | 14 October 2013 |
tags: bribery, business ethics, corruption
Unethical behaviour ultimately affects company performance.


Big Philanthropy: a crisis of values
Matthew Hanley | 13 August 2013 |
tags: development, philanthropy
Doing good in the developing world requires good ideas, not just chests of money.


Networks of responsibility: the Philadelphia building collapse
Karl D. Stephan | 18 June 2013 |
tags: engineering ethics, Philadelphia
Who should ultimately take the blame in a tragedy of careless demolition which caused six deaths?


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 |
tags: British press, David Cameron, Leveson Inquiry
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 |
tags: corporate responsibility, Italy, job creation
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 |
tags: economics, Nobel Prize for Economics
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 |
tags: automation, business ethics, financial markets
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 |
tags: corporate responsibility, Hollywood, parental respsonsibility
It will take more than Blood Diamond or Green Carpet Awards to show that the film industry is serious about corporate responsibility.


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