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    Beyond Business Ethics

    Why do good people do bad things?

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    Managing relationships

    with governments, NGOs, and other external stakeholders

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    Realizing

    business ethics is as much about
    emotional intelligence as technical proficiency.
    Professor Robert Prentice

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    Integrating

    law and regulation into business decisions

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    Understanding

    the social and ethical dimensions of business problems

Business, Government & Society

Business, Government & Society Launches "Ethics Unwrapped"

“Ethics Unwrapped,” a series of free ethics teaching videos, was launched in Fall 2012 by the McCombs School of Business. The videos are available at the Ethics Unwrapped website.

McCombs' Newest Department

The Business, Government, & Society department focuses research and teaching on the regulatory, political, legal and ethical environment of business. Today’s global marketplace is more competitive, more transparent, more culturally and politically diverse, and more fluid than ever before. Future business leaders will need to be able to navigate the legal, ethical and cultural demands of government and society. The BGS department helps students cultivate the skills needed to successfully manage the dynamic business environment of the future.

Department News


Professor Landolt to present in SXSW EDU and WXSW

BGS Prof. Karen Landolt and her colleague Amira Pollock will do presentations at both SXSW EDU and WXSW Interactive about how to bring improv concepts to bear to teach business students communications skills.


Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable

On November 19, Robert Prentice gave a talk on behavioral ethics featuring Ethics Unwrapped videos to the Greater San Antonio Ethics and Compliance Roundtable at USAA Headquarters in San Antonio.

Faculty Honor Roll - Spring 2015

In the Spring of 2015, students filled out course instructor surveys rating their McCombs professors over a wide range of criteria. Faculty members with the highest average scores were selected for the Faculty Honor Roll.  Of twelve professor selected, three were from BGS—Jeff Patterson, Tim Werner, and Robert Prentice.

Spence featured in McCombs Today (Fall 2015 Edition)

Professor David Spence was featured in Fall 2015 edition of McCombs Today, in an article about energy scholarship and teaching at McCombs.


Spence quoted in "Checks, Balances, and What Happens When Congress Punts" (Texas Enterprise).

On October 6th 2015, David Spence was quoted in an article titled "Checks, Balances, and What Happens When Congress Punts" on the Texas Enterprise website.  You can read the full article here.

Commentary co-written by David Spence on Fortune.com

On  September 27, 2015, the commentary co-written by David Spence from BGS and Ross Baldick from the Cockrell School of Engineering titled "Why America's power grid needs natural gas now more than ever" appeared on Fortune.com.  You can read the full article here.

Op-ed by Prentice in a number of state media outlets

Three state media outlets, Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, and The Monitor,  ran an op-ed by Professor Prentice in September 2015.


Spence quoted in "Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking" (marketplace.org).

On September 23, 2015, Professor Spence was quoted in an article titled "Colorado court takes up local laws limiting fracking" on marketplace.org. Read the full article.

Spence conducts Seminar: “You’re Biased and I’m Not: Separating Energy Policy From Energy Politics.”

On September 4th 2015, Spence conducted a seminar titled “You’re Biased and I’m Not: Separating Energy Policy From Energy Politics” at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

ALSB's Distinguished Senior Faculty Award Winner

On August 10 at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business annual convention in Philadelphia, Robert Prentice received his discipline's highest award--the 2015 Distinguished Senior Faculty Award.