New publication on ethics of workplace safety Show more
"Paying People to Risk Life or Limb," forthcoming in Business Ethics Quarterly.
Drawing on Kantian ethical theory, this paper defends two claims. First, the content of a hazardous job affects the moral permissibility of offering it. Second, employers typically cannot justify omitting expensive safety measures by paying employees more, even if employees prefer higher pay to greater safety.
Accepted manuscript: https://robertchughes.com/hazard-pay-accepted-manuscript-prepub.pdf
@noelle CWs are also useful for hiding punchlines and spoilers!
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Several colleagues and I discuss the Red Hen controversy here:
Theranos and the SEC Show more
James Angel: "The SEC is sending a very strong signal: Don’t lie to investors."
Ethics courses in business schools Show more
@pzmyers wrote, "It would also be so sweet if they [business schools] actually forced their graduates to learn some ethics."
Wharton has a responsibility and social values requirement for all of its undergraduate and MBA students.
For incoming and future undergrads, the requirement is either Ethics and Social Responsibility or Law and Social Values. MBAs take either Responsibility in Global Management or Responsibility in Business.
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A conversation on Wharton Business Radio about businesses' response to the Parkland shootings. With my colleagues Eric Orts and Brian Berkey.
@teioh When you publish, find out your publisher's rules about sharing your work online. Many academic publishers allow authors to post accepted manuscripts on a personal website (but not published versions).
If your publisher allows you to post your work on your website in any form, do it. This will make it easier for other academics to read your work, especially if it is published in an edited volume or in a new journal. This will also enable people outside academia to read your work.
@teioh Creating a personal website is a good idea!
The front page of your website should present a concise description of your work.
If you have published, include links to your publications. Consider adding short descriptions of each.
If you are on the job market, post whatever dossier materials can be shared publicly (e.g., in my field, writing samples, research and teaching statements). This makes it easier for hiring committee members to discuss your dossier.
@Azure By "prison," I mean involuntary confinement that
physically separates people from the rest of society.
It's an interesting and difficult question whether other restrictions on movement, such as house arrest and the use of ankle monitors, raise the same ethical concerns as prison.
@bgcarlisle Thanks for the welcome! One of my interests is in how views of transactional justice in business ethics and in medical ethics differ. Are there justifications for having different standards in these two domains? If not, who (if anyone) got the ethics right?
1) Ethical limits on law enforcement. Should all good laws be enforced? Should all important criminal laws be enforced with prison?
2) Economic civil disobedience and the ethics of obeying the law. When, if ever, is it OK to treat fines as a cost of doing business?
3) Transactional justice. Consent is not always enough to make an economic transaction ethical. What else is needed?
Moral and legal philosopher teaching business ethics at the Wharton School
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