Corporate Social Responsibility and Competitive Advantage 

Why is ethical behavior and corporate social responsibility good for business? Corporate Social Responsibility The European Commission Corporate Social Responsibility as “a concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis”. It stresses on companies to take actions above their legal […]

Too Much Information 

A group project for a case-based business ethics class is being worked on by a university student. Hardly over a week prior to the project deadline, as revealed by one of her fellow group members, he found component (B) of the assigned case on the Internet. He has read this file, which defines exactly what […]

What Kind of Leader Will Thrive in Africa? 

This informative article discusses the circumstance-specific factors that leaders must take into account when managing people and doing business in Africa, chiefly sub-Saharan Africa and in particular, Nigeria. The author draws on several studies sub-Saharan has done as manager controlling Center for Research in Leadership and Ethics. Firstly she points out the socio-cultural environment of […]

How Your Company Can Change the World: Revolutionize Your Workplace 

Within the last five years, social entrepreneurship — creating change with positive social impact that aligns with the core mission of the company — has gone from a niche interest with erratic impact, to a far-reaching tide that is transforming what corporations do and how they go about doing it. Through discussions and research with […]

Resilience at InterMune: A Journey Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death 

Despite many setbacks, it ultimately succeeded in developing and getting approval for an orphan drug used to treat a deadly lung disease, IPF. The protagonist, InterMune’s CEO, Dan Welch, joined the company in 2003 and has directed InterMune through multiple divestitures, leadership changes, clinical trial disappointments, numerous tactical pivots, and ultimately the sale of the […]