Mendoza School of Business


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    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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    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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    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

  • 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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    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

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    Panel considers financial aid, right to education

    A panel of representatives from the University's administration discussed the importance of providing access to higher education to individuals of all economic backgrounds as part of Ethics Week. Ethics Week is an annual event promoted by Mendoza College of business, titled this year “Economic Inequality: on Campuses, in Communities and at Companies.”

    The Observer

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    CEOs profit from issuing negative news releases ahead of stock option grant dates, study shows

    Some CEOs are profiting from releasing more negative news releases leading up to their executive stock option grant date, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame. The move depresses the stock price and lowers the guaranteed “strike price,” which allows the CEO to exercise their stock option to buy a specified number […]

    Shannon Roddel

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    Commentary: Facebook has 5 ‘core values.’ Guess where ‘protect users’ ranks is.

    Management professor Joseph Holt's opinion piece about Facebook user privacy protections was published in the Chicago Tribune.

    Chicago Tribune

  • Walmart wants campaign donation back from Sen. Hyde-Smith

    Management & Organization professor Joseph Holt was interviewed by the Washington Post for a story on the decision by several corporations to ask for the return of campaign donations from a Mississippi politician in light of her comment that she would stand in the front row of a public hanging.

    The Washington Post

  • Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi: Discipline and organization will lead you anywhere

    Management & Organization professor Tim Hubbard was interviewed live on CNN about the chairman of Nissan's arrest. I think the board of directors, they really have a lot more independence, a lot more power to be able to, you know, push the CEO in a way that they need to be able to be pushed. And for example CEO dismissal I think is the ultimate way in order for a board of directors to start to impact those firms that they're overseeing. And as time goes on, I'm hopeful that we'll see more dismissals because I don't think that there are very many other punishments that have quite the same esteem for a chief executive officer as being fired from their company. …