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Uber’s business model suggests something has to give – either its imperial ambitions or its presence in markets which hold it to account.
Employees increasingly want jobs that they care about and find fulfilling. Buddhism can help companies make this a reality.
Few would argue that exchanging cultural ideas could be construed negatively. But what happens when the influence and origins of that culture go unacknowledged and ignored?
LIBOR continues to evoke irritation, frustration and fear – for traders, central bankers and the public.
Research shows that regular ethics training helps.
Ethical dilemmas arise not because someone did not know the ethical rules. Instead, they arise when individuals are unable to identify the relevant ethical principle at the time of crisis.
Companies must work hard to keep their data safe.
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New standards and regulations are beginning to govern how companies protect customers' data. Companies ignore this vital issue at their peril, both financially and legally.
Turning its back on global talent?
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US businesses have benefitted from diversity and immigration has been an important source of this.
Trump’s golf course in Scotland has already emerged as a conflict.
The president-elect doesn't think his extensive business and other conflicts will be a problem when he's president. Research suggests it's because of a behavioral bias that affects us all.
Bone-marrow transplants to treat leukaemia are one of the miniscule number of stem-cell treatments that have a strong evidence base.
Australians clinics are offering stem-cell-based anti-ageing and cosmetic therapies that have not been clinically tested. Here's what we need to do to ensure consumers don't get ripped off, or worse.
Volkswagen’s corporate strategy reveals a weakness that may lead to future scandals.
Volkswagen's strategy shows that problems like the emissions scandal are likely to continue.
A little white lie can’t hurt…right?
Unravelling the complex pros and cons of fibbing.
How much can corporate culture explain VW’s deception?
Volkswagen's emissions deception and a case of alleged price-gouging around pharmaceuticals are part of a troubling trend of businesspeople who operate with little regard for ethics.
The sensational confessions of the car-manufacturing giant have sent shockwaves through the industry and have wider implications for the whole corporate sector.
Farm workers tend to a tobacco crop in Zimbabwe in 2014. The push to establish a business and human rights treaty is fraught with problems.
Traditionally human rights are viewed as being indivisible, interdependent and interrelated. The notion that a company may need to choose which human rights it will protect is antithetical.
Double act. Jain and Fitschen at a Deutsche press conference.
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Taking ultimate responsibility for your company's actions hasn't been a popular choice for bosses, but Jain and Fitscher have now set a strong example.
Push and pull factors. How bankers lose direction.
If we keep saying high finance is operating in a morality vacuum, we will miss the chance to understand and fix its problems.
Uber is as good old reliable taxis - and can be only four times the price.
Popular cab-hailing service Uber seems as accident-prone as ever, attracting criticism for quadrupling its rate to a minimum of $100 during the Sydney siege hostage situation. Having been criticised in…
Heads or tails this banker will cheat.
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There is something in the culture of banking that lends itself toward making otherwise fairly good people do bad things. That’s the finding of a new study published in the journal, Nature. And it may simply…
The Serious Fraud Office is conducting a formal criminal investigation into accounting practices at Tesco. In contrast, the Financial Reporting Council, whose primary remit is to regulate accounting, is…
Price wars are crippling for producers.
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The crisis of confidence at Tesco signals a remarkable fall from grace given that it wasn’t so long ago that Britons were spending one pound in every seven in its stores. But should we feel sorry for Tesco…