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.
McCombs Society for Policy & Enterprise
The McCombs Office of Student Life has approved the creation of a new student organization called the McCombs Society for Policy and Enterprise that will engage students with the same issues that the BGS Department was formed to research and teach.
BGS Guest Speaker Professor Richard Hall
With the generous support of the Bates Family Foundation, the BGS Department brought in Professor Richard Hall of the University of Michigan on April 22 to give a talk entitled "Issue Advertising and Legislative Voting on the Affordable Care Act."
Professor Spence Quoted in KUT News Broadcast
On 04/16/16, Professor Spence was quoted in a news broadcast titled "Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition To Clean Power Plan" on the Weekend Edition Saturday of KUT News. You can listen to the broadcast or read the transcript here
Professor Landolt To Receive 2016 Tower Award
Karen Landolt was named UT's "Outstanding Community-Based Learning Professor” and will receive a 2016 LCCE Tower Award.
Professor Prentice Presents At The Kelley School of Business
On April 22, Robert Prentice made a behavioral ethics presentation using Ethics Unwrapped videos at the Kelley School of Business, University of Indiana.
Op-Ed by Professor Spence in Huffpost Politics
On 04/14/16, an op-ed by Professor Spence was posted on the Huffington Post website. You can read the full article here
Co-Sponsored Guest Speaker Professor Hollis Skaife
On April 15, the generosity of the Bates Family Fund enabled BGS to co-sponsor with the Accounting Department a research talk by UC Davis Professor of Accounting Hollis Skaife. The title of the talk was "Strategic R&D Classification and the R&D Tax Credit."
Professor Werner Interview with CBC News
On April 13, 2016, Professor Werner was quoted in an article titled "Anti-LGBT Laws Push Corporations to Forefront of Equality" on CBC News. You an read the full article here
Professor Spence Quoted in the Daily Texan
On 04/21/16, Professor Spence was quoted in an article entitled "Poll Finds Millennials More Concerned About Energy and the Environment" in the Daily Texan.
Professor Werner discusses business’ opposition to anti-LGBT legislation
On Monday, April 4, Professor Werner was interviewed by Knowledge@Wharton’s Radio show on SirusXM. Werner discussed the reasons for and consequences of the business community’s opposition to anti-LGBT legislation that has been introduced in several state legislatures. Werner wrote on this topic in his 2012 book, Public Forces and Private Politics in American Big Business. A podcast version of the interview is available here.