MBA Programs Undermine Ethics: An Interview with Matthias Huehn

September 18th, 2014 by Kara in Interviews

SPI: Professor Huehn, your provocatively titled article, “You Reap What You Sow: How MBA Programs Undermine Ethics” was recently published in the prestigious Journal of Business Ethics.* Can you give our readers a summary of the arguments in your paper? MH: I looked at three aspects of business education: the pedagogy, the structure of degree programs, and the ethical underpinnings of the theories taught. Milton Friedman once said that economics/business is a science and therefore ethics has no place in the formal science of economics. But economics is a social science, it is ...

An Ethical Analysis of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

September 8th, 2014 by Kara in Case Studies

By: Arjyo Mitra INTRODUCTION Brazil was officially named the host nation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on October 30, 2007. This came after the country’s delegation successfully convinced the FIFA Executive Committee of the potential social and cultural benefits of hosting the tournament. Public protests and riots reached their climax before and during the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which precedes the World Cup, and regained momentum as the opening ceremony of the World Cup drew nearer. The protests were centered around the people’s demands for higher expenditure on healthcare, education and public ...