Mendoza School of Business


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    October 7, 2020
    Is Big Tech too big? Focus should be on consumers, not firm size, expert says

    The House Judiciary Committee said Big Tech companies have abused their monopoly power, but James Otteson, the John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business takes a different view.

    Shannon Roddel

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    July 21, 2020
    Walmart’s decision to close on Thanksgiving, give bonuses will pay off and catch on, expert says

    James Otteson, professor of business ethics at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, believes Walmart’s decision will pay off and that other companies will follow its lead.

    Shannon Roddel

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    July 1, 2020
    The Technology 202: IBM and Notre Dame team up on new tech ethics lab

    The University of Notre Dame unveiled a new Tech Ethics Lab with the backing of IBM, which will conduct research on some of the most pressing dilemmas confronting the field.

    Washington Post

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    March 25, 2020
    How to prioritize ethical leadership amid the pandemic

    Three insights that approach crises as opportunities for ethical leadership, not opportunism. As COVID-19 crept toward Chattanooga, Tennessee, Matt Colvin and his brother Noah saw a business opportunity. They drove more than a thousand miles to small, rural towns, buying up all the hand sanitizer they could find. Matt Colvin listed the bottles on Amazon, […]

    Brett Beasley and Christopher Adkins

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    December 20, 2019
    2019’s best books for ethical leaders

    The Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership offers a list of the best new books on the topic of ethics that bridge the worlds of business and academia.

    Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership

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    December 6, 2019
    Yes, ethics can be taught.

    A new study by accountancy professor Zachary Kowaleski provides an evidence-based answer to a question that is both a timely—and timeless—question, as illustrated by NBC’s hit TV show The Good Place.

    Brett Beasley

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    July 23, 2019
    Lily Tomlin joins PETA campaign aimed at FCA over Iditarod dog race

    Management & Organization associate teaching professor Joseph Holt was interviewed in a USA Today article about PETA's protests to Chrysler over a dealership's sponsorship of the Iditarod race. Holt said, "I do believe it's reasonable for PETA to pressure the parent company. Members of the public often don't make the fine distinction the law makes between acts of the franchisee and acts of the franchisor."

    USA Today

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    June 24, 2019
    Resoundingly Human – Ethics in analytics and data science

    Associate teaching professor of Information, Technology, Analytics and Operations Scott Nestler was interviewed for an episode of the INFORMS podcast "Resoundingly Human," where he speaks to ethics in analytics and data science.

    INFORMS podcast

  • April 5, 2019
    Google It: Bringing Big Data To The Classroom

    With sleek glasses, dark shoulder-length hair and a charming demeanor, Kevin Hartman looks and acts the part of an innovative practitioner in the world of business analytics and big data. While his job centers around numbers and data, he sees his work as an art form just as much as it is a science. This perspective has also helped him become a relatable and impactful Notre Dame professor.

    Andrew Mentock

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    March 5, 2019
    Papa John’s Board kept calm and carried on

    Assistant professor of management Timothy Hubbard is quoted in a Directors & Boards article about embattled founder John Schnatter alleged plans to leave Papa John's chain's board. “As we’ve seen time and again, companies that have these ‘crises of CEOs’ are finding it harder to recover,” said Hubbard.

    Directors & Boards