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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

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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 Richter Quoted in the NY Times

On September 5th, 2016, Professor Richter was quoted in the NY Times' Dealbook column. You can read the full article here.

Prentice Receives First Place Award in the RMA Journalistic Excellence Competition.

Robert Prentice and co-author Yousef A. Valine received the First Place Award in the Risk Management Association’s Journalistic Excellence Competition (2016) for their article  “Barriers to Achieving ‘Credible Challenge’” that was published in The RMA Journal.


Professor Prentice Presents at the ALSB Convention in Puerto Rico

On August 10, Robert Prentice presented a paper entitled "Lessons from Behavioral Ethics: The Difficult Art of Making Moral Judgments" to the Ethics Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business at the ALSB's 91st annual convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico."


David Spence, “A Shift in the Energy Regulatory Regime” (RegBlog)

On July 18, 2016, Professor Spence's article, "A Shift in the Energy Regulatory Regime," was featured on RegBlog.  You can read the full article here.

Professor Werner wins SMS Stakeholder Paper Award

The Stakeholder Strategy Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) has awarded Timothy Werner its Best Proposal with Practical Implications Award for his paper “Covert Corporate Political Activity and Shareholder Value.”  Werner will receive the award at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the SMS in Berlin this September.  You can download the paper here.

Professor Richter Quoted in the Washington Post

On June 3rd 2016, Professor Richter was quoted in an article on Washingtonpost.com titled "Why we don’t see more CEOs endorse presidential candidates."  You can read the full article here.

Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law

David Spence was named the Herbert D. Kelleher Centennial Professor of Business Law at McCombs.


Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference

On May 16, 2016, Cara Biasucci, Program Director for Ethics Unwrapped, presented "Ethics in the Digital Age: Innovating Ethics Education in the Liberal Arts" at the Blended Learning in the Liberal Arts Conference in Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Second Meeting of the Ethics at McCombs Advisory Council

On April 4, 2016, the second meeting of the Ethics at McCombs Advisory Council was held in the Legacy Events Room. Council members heard from Cara Biasucci, Program Director of Ethics Unwrapped, and sat in on an ethics course taught by Professor Karen Landolt. The Ethics Advisory Council supports Ethics Unwrapped and other BGS ethics initiatives.

Professor Prentice Presents at the AACSB Conference

On May 9, Robert Prentice talked about "Ethics for the 21st Century" in Indianapolis at the AACSB's "Redesigning the MBA" Conference.