When making ethical decisions, the one consideration that a theory favors over all other considerations is called the Fundamental Moral Unit. Western philosophy identifies the individual as the FMU; feminist theories tend to use relationship and maintaining the connections among people; Eastern and indigenous theories put natural or spiritual systems as the core to be…

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BY JESSICA GUO The third of three Company Snapshots, these research-based pieces by guest author Jessica Guo look at aspects of successful companies that can be examined for strategy and information of benefit to both active businesses and the academics that study them. See our first company snapshot examining culture and values at Costco and our second company snapshot looking at how values…

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BY JESSICA GUO The second of three Company Snapshots, these research-based pieces by guest author Jessica Guo look at aspects of successful companies that can be examined for strategy and information of benefit to both active businesses and the academics that study them. See our first company snapshot examining culture and values at Costco. Company Snapshots: “Don’t Buy Our Products” – Ethics at…

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An Ethical Systems Book Review BY DAVID NEWMAN Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good Peopleby Lynn Stout (public library)Summarized by David Newman Overview Conscience, or unselfish prosocial behavior, is a real and powerful force. A growing body of empirical evidence shows how conscience both shapes our lives and is shaped by our society. Yet for decades, scholarly…

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An Ethical Systems Highlighted Syllabus BY ETHICAL SYSTEMS Download syllabus for Values Based Leadership, taught at Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Management in 2015 by Adam Waytz.  Download

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An Ethical Systems Highlighted Syllabus BY ETHICAL SYSTEMS Download syllabus for Behavioral Legal Ethics, taught at University of Tennessee in 2017 by Paula Schaefer. Download

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BY JESSICA GUO The first of three Company Snapshots, these research-based pieces by guest author Jessica Guo look at aspects of successful companies that can be examined for strategy and information of benefit to both active businesses and the academics that study them. Additional Company Snapshots will be published on Mondays for the next two weeks. Company Snapshots: At Costco, Culture…

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An Ethical Systems Book Review Summarized by JAI MALIK Written by Richard Thaler [public library] Summary: What do economics, psychology, and experimental science have in common? As Richard Thaler implies in Misbehaving, most economists would say little to none — but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Misbehaving is, first and foremost, a story of how modern economics, finance, and…

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An Ethical Systems Book Review BY DAVID NEWMAN The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evilby Philip ZimbardoRandom House Publishing Group, 1st Ed. Reprint (2008) (public library)Summarized by Joshua Elle Overview In a compelling story of his own life’s journey, Phil Zimbardo juxtaposes his famous Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) and the equally famous Milgram experiment on obedience to authority…

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Ethical Systems’ Breaking the FeverPodcast Series on Climate Change – Episode 6 In episode 6, Dr Jill Atkins, Chair in Financial Management, Sheffield University Management School, outlined a global agenda for finance, business, and biodiversity. The pandemic is finally bringing business and investor attention to biodiversity issues, which are comparable in scale and impact to…

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