Ethics Matters

Ethics Matters: Perspectives on Responsible Business is an online forum for the discussion of business ethics, corporate responsibility and themes pertinent to Seattle University. It features articles by faculty, scholars, business leaders, and students.

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Equity and Women's Leadership

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My work as a Faculty Fellow this past year explored how pod-based peer coaching--small group coaching in which participants take rotating roles--can support women’s leadership development in organizations to help address the gender leadership gap. Research shows that while women have entered the workforce at the same rate as men for the past 25 years and earn at least as many bachelor’s and master’s degrees, fewer than 20% of the top leadership jobs nationwide are held by women . The gender leadership gap persists notwithstanding research that suggests that inclusion of women in high status leadership roles yields strategic and financial benefits for businesses and the moral and ethical imperative that organizations be representative of their stakeholders and society.
Sep 3, 2020

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Reality Check: How to Recognize and Avoid Misinformation Online

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Increasingly people are relying on social media for their news. At the same time there is a growing pervasiveness of misinformation and disinformation across the internet, undermining national elections, public health, and social progress. As misinformation and disinformation spread, we have to take personal responsibility for what we read, share, and post.
Jul 31, 2020

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Race and Renewed Conviction

With our colleagues, the Center for Business Ethics recognizes that we have a responsibility to address injustice and affirm the dignity of Black Americans. The challenges we face are something that Seattle University, and the Center for Business Ethics, are prepared to undertake.
Jun 8, 2020

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Courageous and Responsible Followers

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Faculty Fellow Colette Hoption explores the responsibilities of leaders and followers. Based on her investigations with recent Seattle University graduate Mary Han ('19) which examined the influence of female caregivers on young adults’ beliefs about followers, Ms. Hoption argues that courageous followership is just as important as strong leadership.
Jun 3, 2020

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Data Privacy and Contact Tracing

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Is it appropriate to track those infected with the Coronavirus using mobile devices? Center Director Jeffery Smith and Associate Professor of Law Eva Sedgwick examine the tradeoffs between privacy and public health.
May 14, 2020

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