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Accounting

Accounting is the process of collecting, aggregating, validating, and reporting information about business performance. Until the last century, accountants focused almost exclusively on financial information generated from double-entry bookkeeping. Since then, their purview has expanded...

Corporate Culture

The ethical culture in an organization can be thought of as a slice of the overall organizational culture. So, if the organizational culture represents “how we do things around here,” the ethical culture represents “how...

Corruption

INTRODUCTION Corruption Perceptions Index 2012, via Transparency International. Countries in red are perceived as more corrupt than those in yellow. Corruption allocates resources and opportunities in ways that are unfair and inefficient. ​Transparency International, a global...

Fairness

INTRODUCTION  Image: J.-H. Janßen, “Justice” statue, via Wikimedia Commons Every organization must confront the challenge of motivating its work force. From research on fairness in organizational contexts (‘organizational justice research’) we know that fairness is...

Fixing a Hole

Fixing a Hole Prof. Robert Bloomfield, Cornell University This case is based on a real-life situation; names have been changed to protect identities. Digging a Hole Nancy Quine, Senior Vice President of Geriatric Products at...

Law

INTRODUCTION Image: William Hogarth, “The Bench,” via Wikipedia. Most of our research pages focus on the behavior of individuals, and the ways that individuals interact within companies. But the companies themselves are embedded in a...