Robert A. Prentice is interim chair of the Department of Business, Government and Society. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas and his J.D. from Washburn University. His research and teaching interests include partnership and corporate law, securities regulation, and the legal liability of accountants.
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Research indicates that people take greater risks to avoid losing the things they have than they would have taken to get them in the first place. The outcomes can be bad for business.
The NSA leak controversy has brought the whistleblower debate back into the spotlight. While Edward Snowden’s revelation of government spying may land him in prison, corporate executives say they want to hear about wrongdoing before it gets out of hand.
Think you know where you stand on a question of business ethics? Before you act, consider how you’re choosing to frame your decisions. If you’re viewing the situation as only a matter of profits or company loyalty, you might be overlooking larger questions of right and wrong.
Troubling financial predictions, surprising angel investing statistics, and advice on how not to become the next Lance Armstrong were among the topics presented at the McCombs Alumni Business Conference on Feb. 8.
We’d like to imagine that our ethical excellence knows no bounds. But, sadly, that’s not quite the case. Our desire to be ethical people can get overwhelmed by other factors, such as wanting to please our boss or help our work team succeed. The tricky thing is we might not even realize until later that we’ve broken our own ethical code.
Incrementalism can range from small infractions like filching ever-growing quantities of office supplies to ethical lapses on a grand scale, such as the Enron scandal and the Abu Ghraib prison abuses. This installment of the “Concepts Unwrapped” video series explains how we slowly lose our ethical footing one step at a time.
Professor Robert Prentice, chair of the Business, Government & Society department at McCombs, has been in the media lately regarding a hot ethics issue: insider trading.
Six faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin share their thoughts on the politics, procedure, and implications of the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
What happens when someone is insulated from the repercussions of their actions and never has to face the consequences?
Dishonest traders often emerge when managers encourage them to take chances, then look the other way as they cut ethical corners.