Participating Faculty Members
Updated for 2014
Enhance understanding of ethics in the pharmaceutical industry by combining knowledge from the College of Arts & Sciences (CA&S) and the Haub School of Business (HSB)
- To accomplish this objective, students will pursue answers to their own research questions about the objective as well as contribute to ongoing research about ethics and the pharmaceutical industry. Based on assessment of current information to include publications and data sources, there are two primary project areas:
- Information Assessment - Assess information from newspaper front-page articles and editorials to determine their ethical positions and to identify the positions of the pharmaceutical companies involved.
- Database Enhancement / Management - Evaluate the current EthicsTrak® database (developed under 2006 Summer Scholars Program) and improve its data-searching and data-mining capabilities.
- Identify a learning synergy between students from the CA&S and HSB
- Improvement of trademarked database for data mining research sources
- Data and data analyses to support an editorially reviewed publication in the pharmaceutical industry's trade publication, Pharmaceutical Executive (fourth annual update)
- Data and data analyses to support academic journal publication(s)
My areas of interests include multinational flexibility under high external uncertainty in international businesses
of multinational corporations, organizational learning within or across multinational corporations,
international strategic alliances and joint ventures, and entry and exit strategies in international markets.
My 2014 SSP research interests are fall into three areas:
- Privacy and psychological safety: Surreptitious recording on college campuses. My initial research indicates that most colleges and universities do not have policies that prohibit surreptitious recording in classrooms. A student scholar interested in the intersection of technology, privacy, teaching/learning would bring a fresh perspective to these issues, and I would look forward to learning with a student as part of the SSP.
- Corporate Social Irresponsibility (CSI): Tobacco. Tobacco products are marketed and consumed at an enormous human cost to us individually, our families, and our communities. I would be delighted to sponsor a student scholar interested in investigating tobacco control efforts (US and/or abroad), tobacco company strategies and tactics, and/or tobacco usage as part of the SSP.
- Serious Comedy and Social Justice. By Summer 2014 I will have taught a First-Year Seminar, LEO 150 Serious Comedy and Social Justice, for four consecutive semester. In this course we examine (a) economic justice, (b) justice related to sexuality and gender, and (c) racial justice. I am interested in working with student scholar interested in researching the use and impact of comedy to address social injustice as part of the SSP. This research might take a number of directions, depending upon the summer scholar’s interests; the results could be in multimedia or other innovative forms, in addition to traditional scholarly research.