Business Ethics

Management professor appointed co-chair of Notre Dame's Research and Scholarship Task Force

Notre Dame News

The University of Notre Dame has asked Ann Tenbrunsel, the David E. Gallo Professor of Business Ethics, to co-chair a Research and Scholarship Task Force to consider the ways in which Notre Dame scholarly and research expertise might serve the Church in the wake of the recent Pennsylvania grand jury report about six Catholic dioceses, as well as other reports of abuse in the news. Read more here.

I’m a Biblical scholar. It’s clear that Jeff Sessions needs a Bible lesson

Joseph Holt

Business ethics professor Joseph Holt, a former Jesuit priest, wrote a commentary piece for Fortune on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' use of scripture to defend the Trump administration's immigration policies. 

Joseph Holt

In the ancient command, “Justice, justice shall you pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20), the Hebrew word that is translated as “justice” is tzedek. I found when studying biblical languages that most of the time the English translation of the underlying Hebrew or Greek words accurately conveys the meaning of the original text. But there is no word in English that captures the rich and full meaning of tzedek.

TBS should tell Samantha Bee to buzz off and fire her

Joseph Holt

Business ethics professor Joseph Holt, who teaches in the Department  wrote an opinion piece for Fox News about talk show host Samantha Bee's vulgar reference to Ivanka Trump. Read the full commentary here.

The Time Warner 2016 corporate social responsibility report includes the aspiration that the company’s original content “helps to deepen the conversation on issues that matter in society.” Bee had the opportunity to do that with respect to the pressing immigration issue. Criticizing President Trump or Ivanka Trump is fine, if Bee believes such criticism is needed, but why do it with a sexist slur? 

Award recognizes business research for the common good

Award recognizes business research for the common good

Carol Elliott

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business recently announced its annual list of Office of the Dean Mission Awards, which honor one or more faculty members for a specific research study that contributes to the common good.

The award is in recognition of Mendoza’s mission "to build a premier Catholic business school that fosters academic excellence, professional effectiveness and personal accountability in a context that strives to be faithful to the ideals of community, human development and individual integrity."  A committee made up of the chairs from each of the College’s five academic departments — Accountancy; Finance; IT, Analytics, and Operations; Management & Organization; and Marketing — along with the associate dean for faculty and research, select research papers that advance the mission. Each award provides $1,000 in cash.

Here's your class assignment: Get involved

Carol Elliott

Chris Stevens' Principles of Management students practice the mission of Mendoza by helping nonprofit organizations, local businesses and other causes. Their current projects include the Logan Center and a 15-year-old victim of the Parkland school shooting.

Speaker examines connection between service, passion in business

The Observer

Mendoza College of Business alumnus Bob Burke spoke at an Ethics Week event on Feb. 12 (Monday) in the Stayer Center. Shortly after graduating in 1994 and taking a job as a business analyst for Arthur Andersen, he founded a nonprofit that provides free tax preparation assistance to low-income families. He pitched the idea as a way to help young employees at the firm develop professionally as they learned to work with a different demographic. The program, now called Ladder Up, also includes other financial programs to help people climb out of poverty and has expanded to other cities in the U.S. In Chicago alone it has provided more than $529 million in economic benefits to more than 297,000 residents. He encouraged students to take a chance and do something different and to consider taking a year and working at a nonprofit after graduation.…