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A New Idea for Getting Directors to Think Like Owners

Penn State Smeal College of Business

Numerous critics have raised serious concerns recently about outside directors who do not have much riding on the financial performance of their firms. One method for improving corporate governance is to make outside directors owners, but not necessarily by just giving them shares, suggests a Penn State management professor.

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18-Jun-2002 12:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 30088

How to Conduct an Ethical Culture Audit Before Joining a Firm

Penn State Smeal College of Business

While advancement opportunities, corporate culture, salary, and signing bonuses are important factors when considering a job offer, a Penn State authority on ethics and leadership advises conducting an ethical culture audit before joining any firm, and suggests 15 questions to ask.

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8-Jun-2002 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 29494

Warnings from the Enron Message Board

Central Michigan University

The collapse of Enron came first from insiders on message boards. In April 2001, four months before Enron collapsed, an anonymous e-mail warned of the impending doom of the financial giant. Recent research indicates that insiders may have warned of Enron's fall as much as four years before it actually occurred.

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8-May-2002 12:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 28794

Law Professor Warned of Accounting Profession's Ethical Conflicts

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

In a 1987 article, a University of Illinois law professor warned that coziness between auditors and managers and pressure to sell consulting services to corporations were distorting the "core standards" of large accounting firms.

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30-Mar-2002 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 27203

HR Departments Should Play A More Prominent Role in Ethics Management

Penn State Smeal College of Business

Although many large corporations now have formal programs for managing ethical behavior and legal compliance, human resources departments often play only a minor role in companies' ethics management efforts, according to a new study.

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1-Dec-2001 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 26615

Perceptions of Organizational Justice Vital to Workplace Ethics Programs

Penn State Smeal College of Business

Many organizations are devoting substantial resources to formal ethics programs in efforts to discourage unethical behavior, but a new study co-authored by a researcher in Penn State's Smeal College of Business shows that the success of those efforts will depend in part on whether employees perceive that their organization treats people in a generally fair way.

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23-Oct-2001 12:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 22958

Harrasment in Schools: Follow Business Model

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Harassment at school differs from harassment in the workplace, because in the latter there is a legal course of action to pursue to stop the harassment, according to a University of Alabama at Birmingham management professor.

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10-Mar-2001 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 22394

Corporate Image in the Media Impacts Employees

Penn State Smeal College of Business

The image a corporation projects to external audiences through its public affairs efforts deeply impacts its employees, according to a study authored by researchers in Penn State's Smeal College of Business. (Journal of Public Affairs)

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31-Jan-2001 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 21923

Who Says Only the Ruthless Succeed in Business?

Business Ethics Magazine

Responsible business practices are successful business practices.

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13-Dec-2000 12:00 AM EST

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Article ID: 19298

Pros and Cons of Multi-Disciplinary Practices

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

As lawyers across the country debate the merits and drawbacks of lawyers forming partnerships with non-lawyer professionals, a University of Arkansas law professor sits on the committee that will recommend a course for Arkansas.

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13-Jun-2000 12:00 AM EDT

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