Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business {College of Business}

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Business Ethics Week 2008 Faculty Activities

Activities by individual faculty in support of Business Ethics Week Fall 2008

  • Minu Kumar will have his students in MKTG 637 analyze and discuss a business case about bribery in a foreign country. His MKTG 433 students will focus on ethical issues in personal selling.
  • Shari Weiss will have her MKTG 432 students discuss business ethics and the law, and her BUS 360 students will see a video on Ethics in Business Communication and hear from a student speaker.
  • Denise Kleinrichert will have all three of her BUS 682 sections analyzing case studies and hearing student panel presentations on employer-employee workplace issues such as the global workforce and living wage challenges for multinational corporations, including Starbucks & Gap, and workplace discrimination, diversity and affirmative action.
  • Mohsen N. Tavakolian will be discussing ethics cases in accounting in his two sections of ACCT 501 and his section of ACCT 302.
  • Jeff Saperstein will have both sections of his BUS 714 writing course focus on business ethics in essays.
  • Susan Cholette will have a guest speaker in her DS 856 class talking about a local home builder's sustainability initiatives, including an ongoing carbon footprinting project done in partnership with San Francisco State University.
  • Yikuan Lee will have students in both sections of her IBUS 590 class discuss ethical issues in global business including a homework assignment on gray marketing and its effects.
  • Aaron Anderson will have his EMBA students in BUS 888 discussing business strategy versus business ethics.
  • Humaira Mahi will have discussions in IBUS 330 on the current financial crisis in the US, European and other markets around the world. Ethical issues involved in how this crisis developed and its global implications will be covered .
  • Lutfus Sayeed will be covering topics in green IT in his ISYS 814 class.
  • Donglin Li will discuss in both sections of his FIN 350 class ethical issues in executive compensation that may contribute to the ongoing sub-prime crisis.
  • Ian Sinapuelas will focus on retailing ethical issues in his MKTG 436 class.
  • Geoff Desa will review ethical decision making by entrepreneurs in his MGMT 354 class and preview social entrepreneurship and financing in his MGMT 831 class.
  • Bonnie Homan covers business ethics in her sections of ISYS 263 and will have guest speakers discussing ADA and universal design.
  • Amy Chang will have her students in ACCT 301 and ACCT 303 focus on ethics and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
  • Bill Perttula will have his students in MKTG 469 read and discuss articles about behavioral targeting online and privacy concerns.
  • Mehmet Ergul will have his students in HM 557 discuss topics in business ethics related to foodservice management such as the serving of alcohol.
  • Lihua Wang will have a session discussing sweatshops and toy manufacturers in China in her IBUS 690 class.
  • Sally Baack will have her graduate students in BUS/IBUS 859 focus on ethical dilemmas in international and cross-cultural negotiations while her students in BUS 890 will discuss ethical problems faced as firms strive for business success.
  • Mitch Marks will have his MGMT 670 students and his MGMT 842 graduate students focus on the ethics of collecting and utilizing employee survey research data.
  • Don Danner will have his ISYS 363 students looking at securing information systems and global ethics and security management.
  • Janet Newman will have her BUS 360 students preparing and presenting reports on social responsibility, fraud, and privacy issues.
  • Anne Wenzel will have her two sections of BUS 783 viewing Emanuel Amara's film, "The Enron Scandal," a film highlighting the events that led to the bankruptcy of Enron in 2001. The film will be followed by a discussion of the economic consequences of corporate scandals, focusing on how unethical workplace behavior affects worker performance, sales and stock prices.
  • Subin Im will have his MKTG 688 students respond to the issues brought up in a video on ethical advertising.
  • Peter Melhus will have his students in both sections of BUS 784 attend the DTC presentation on Thursday entitled "The Institutional Investor Perspective on Sustainability."
  • Bruce Heiman will have his IBUS 331 students and both sections of BUS 690 attending the Business Ethics Week Panel on Tuesday (speakers from Starbucks and Gap) and writing short critical essays.
  • Geb Woldeyesus will have both sections of his BUS 682 class focus on the strategic advantage of a corporation that emphasizes an Ethical Environment.
  • George Li will discuss business ethics in all three of his classes: FIN 351, FIN 352, and BUS 785.
  • Sanjit Sengupta will have his MKTG 860 students discuss a case about how the American Heart Association uses corporate sponsorships to raise awareness of women's heart health issues.
  • Vijay Mehrotra will discuss in both his sections of DS 212 some of the ethical issues associated with making use of results from statistical sampling and polling and market research data
  • Yim-Yu Wong will have her students in IBUS 815 discuss Nike using child labor, low-wage foreign workers, unsafe work environment, etc.
  • Patricia Kalman will have her BUS 360 students learn about and discuss the poor communications and ethical problems surrounding the Columbia shuttle disaster.
  • Eric Lamm will be discussing 'Politics and Ethics' in both his sections of MGMT 605.
  • Bill Hefter will discuss the principles portion of the CPA's code of professional conduct in his ACCT 302 class.
  • Theresa Hammond will discuss in her two sections of ACCT 101 the ethics of client-oriented service, based on her research on diversity in the profession in the U.S. and South Africa.
  • Mahmood Hussain had his students in three sections of MKTG 649 read and discuss a marketing case on pricing and ethics.
  • Ming Li had his students in both sections of FIN 535 discuss the causes of excess pay to corporate executives in the US and the adverse social consequences of this problem.
  • Toni Petkova will discuss ethics and sustainability issues related to international expansions in both her sections of BUS 690.
  • Jason Harris-Boundy will discuss managerial ethics in both his sections of BUS 788.
  • Susan Connell will have her students in two sections of BUS 360 writing a memorandum to employees of a gift importing business, identifying and discussing ethical issues within their business.
  • Tom Staley will have his MGMT 407 class discuss the home mortgage scandal.
  • Jay Kang will have his students in ACCT 100, ACCT 101 and ACCT 307 attend the Panel discussion on Tuesday and the speaker's presentation on Thursday and write a brief paper on the presentations.
  • Mike Albert will discuss ethics and human resource management in his megasection of MGMT 405
  • Gulnur Tumbat will have a guest speaker in MKTG 633 and show a video on consumption ethics across cultures in her MKTG 434 and MKTG 861 classes.
  • Brenda Mak will discuss in her ISYS 339 course the use of a hospitality information system to help minimize ethical violations by employees.
  • Catherine Siskron will have her two sections of BUS 360 doing group PowerPoint presentations on ethics and business practices of various firms.
  • Deanna Wang will discuss ethics in marketing research such as respondents' rights in her three sections of MKTG 632.
  • Kathy O'Donnell will show a video and lead a discussion on advertising for potentially controversial clients such as the US Army, in MKTG 440.
  • Linda Saytes will use the Enron DVD and the current financial crises to stimulate a discussion of corporate ethics in her two BUS 360 sections and her MGMT 342 class.
  • Murray Silverman will have his MGMT 856 and BUS 682 students focus on Nike's practices in their overseas factories, including issues associated with how the factories were audited and the transparency associated with the audit reports.
  • Ken Danko will have his ACCT/BUS 895 turn in papers on an business ethics case and have one group make a presentation on their solution to the case.
  • Nini Yang will have the students in two sections of IBUS 681 conduct team projects on ethical issues and present their findings in class.
  • Bob Daniels will discuss right conduct, corporate social responsibility and the relation of ethics to law in his ACCT 804 class.
  • Leyla Ozsen will discuss what ethical issues mean in the workplace in her two DS 412 sections.
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