Mendoza School of Business

Walmart wants campaign donation back from Sen. Hyde-Smith

Published: November 20, 2018 / Author: The Washington Post

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.

Still, what ultimately motivates those actions isn’t always clear, said Joseph Holt, an expert on business ethics at the University of Notre Dame. Often, it’s only after a public outcry that a company will sever ties with a person or group, as many tech companies did this summer with Alex Jones, the conspiracy theorist and prominent right-wing talk show host.