Far to go: New research examines ethical behavior on Wall Street

Carol Elliott

Ann E. Tenbrunsel has made a career out of studying a concept called “ethical fading” – or simply put, why good people do bad things.


Tenbrunsel, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, co-authored a book in 2011, “Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do about It,” examining the topic. The researchers studied real-life examples of profound ethical failures, such as Enron, sales of the defective Ford Pinto, the downfall of Bernard Madoff and the Challenger space shuttle disaster. They found a common theme: Individuals like to believe they will stand up for what’s right, but they all too often overestimate their ability to do so, and end up acting in unethical ways without having the intention.…

Launch of a New Institute

Carol Elliott

The Mendoza College of Business new institute, the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing, will greatly advance investment-management research and educational outreach on a worldwide scale.

In five trades: Start with chopsticks, end up in Martha’s Vineyard?

Carol Elliott

The students in Rev. Eric Zimmer’s Executive MBA Negotiation class were given a simple assignment: Start with a pair of cheap ornamental chopsticks, and see what you can get for them in five trades.

Zimmer, S.J., an associate adjunct professor of management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, organized the students into teams and made the exercise a competition. So how did they do? Here’s a short list of what they traded up for:…

Shoe shines

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Men’s footwear sleek enough for Wall Street? Comfortable enough for city walking? High-performance enough for skateboarding? Yes, says McCloskey Business Plan Competition winner.

Shiny Apple Has a Few Soft Spots

Quinten Plummer

Apple's tradition of masterful storytelling is crucial for its smartwatch success, Mendoza Visiting Professor of Marketing Brett T. Robinson tells E-Commerce Times.