The starting point for much of the CSR debate (as captured by the very term "corporate social responsibility") is the assumption that firms have a responsibility to pursue goals other than profit maximization. But where does the motivation for a firm's behavior come from? Who is really responsible for the behavior we see?
Aaron Beam first met Richard Scrushy in 1980 during an interview with Lifemart in Houston for a CPA position. His first reaction was to be astounded by Richard. In fact, that night he said to his wife, "Today I think I have met the most brilliant businessman I may ever meet, or possibly the biggest con artist."
The Undergraduate Business Council and the Undergraduate Program Office honored 10 faculty members March 22 for their outstanding achievements in the classroom. These faculty members received the highest scores on selected criteria from the Course Instructors Surveys completed by students for the fall 2009 semester.
The fall event calendar at McCombs was filled with a high-caliber cast of business leaders, including six C-level speakers.
After earning his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, John McInnis returned to McCombs in 2008 as an assistant professor of accounting. He teaches financial accounting and researches earnings management and litigation risk.
James Mulva, CEO and Chairman of ConocoPhillips, was the guest of former McCombs Dean George Gau at the McCombs Leadership Forum on Oct. 8.
Any sensible person would rather be happy than rich, although many people often confuse the two—business students among them. Those who choose to attend business school on the assumption that an M.B.A. will help them change jobs, make more money, and therefore be happier are very likely misinformed.
Harvin C. Moore III (right) gave a speech on ethics Nov. 4 to Urton Anderson and Janet Dukerich's undergraduate studies class, Organizational Corruption and Organizational Control. It wasn't until Moore took off his jacket and put on the prison badge he wore during his 2-year sentence in federal prison that students realized that this wasn't going to be like any ethics speech they had heard before.