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Don’t Let the Monster Eat You Up

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Alabama used tax breaks and other incentives to successfully attract foreign auto companies to build factories in the st ...

Fury Road: Did Uber Steal the Driverless Future From Google?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick has admitted that he needs leadership help. And his company’s responses to issue ...

Training Day

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Factory jobs are not what they used to be. Instead of hoards of low-skilled workers, today's manufacturing demands worke ...

Purple Drank, Corporate Bank

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Promethazine codeine, a prescription cough syrup, has connoisseurs who critique the taste and color of syrups produced b ...

Uber’s Taxicab Confessions

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Human resource management and corporate culture issues underlie the complaints raised by the Uber driver who made the vi ...

Dirty Deeds Hidden In a Mess of Data

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act added responsibility for policing the derivatives markets to the Commodities Futures Trading Com ...

Big Meat Braces for a Labor Shortage

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Over a third of the 441,000+ workers at U.S. slaughterhouses and meat packing plants are immigrants. The jobs are low sk ...

Maybe a Good Manager Can't Run Everything

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Ken Griffin, founder of the hedge fund Citadel, made an unconvetional choice in hiring a chief executive officer (CEO) f ...

IBM's Big Jobs Dodge

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Given Trump’s vow to punish companies that send jobs overseas, IBM CEO’s recent pledge to hire thousands of ...

Snapchat Can’t Keep it Private

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Snap’s founder and CEO, Evan Spiegel, has a penchant for privacy. Even within the company, workers don’t kno ...

How to Make a €367 Million Loss Disappear

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although Deutsche Bank was founded in 1870, it was relatively late in entering investment banking. Once it decided to em ...

In the Land of the Blind Hire

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Tracy Chou, an engineer at Pinterest, is credited for elevating a diversity movement in the technology industry with her ...

The Latest Shortage: Fast-Food Workers

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

If you've found the service at a fast-food restaurant to be a bit slower, the eating area less clean, or the napkin hold ...

Unionize Me

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In well-publicized legal battles, Uber has worked to preserve its ability to classify its drivers as independent contrac ...

The World Is Not Enough

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Emirates Airline reflects the same multilateral and global view adopted by Dubai's rulers as they transformed the small- ...

When the Teacher Is An Ocean Away

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

For someone who dropped out of high school, Cindy Mi has capitalized on the huge demand for quality edcuation by Chinese ...

Where Did You Get That Lovely Supply Chain?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Kering was the first publicly listed company in France to have a board-level corporate sustainability committee, and sen ...

The Same Gold Watch, It Just Arrives Later

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Demographics are posing challenges and opportunities for businesses as thousands of baby boomers are reaching retirement ...

Where a Graying Herd Still Thunders

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Regulatory changes and the increasing use of electronic trading platforms have led to major reductions in the numbe ...

Breitbart Advertisers Take Political Fire, Too

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Breitbart News Network has received increased publicity, good and bad, over the past few months as its executive chairma ...

"I mean, is there anti-murder training?"

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Policies and training programs addressing sexual harassment may protect corporations from liability, but there is little ...

Secret Formula

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

While Zara's success may be linked to its supply chain, quick production turnarounds, and small production runs with sho ...

America's Got No Talent

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Talent is critical to the success of knowledge-based companies including tech companies.  Current U.S. immigration ...

Clean Power is Too Hot For Even Trump to Cool

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The election of Donald Trump has created substantial uncertainty about environmental and clean-energy policies. Congress ...

Boring Funds Get Weird

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

With government bonds yielding less than zero and European countries experiencing huge projected shortfalls in pension f ...

Innovation 3D-Printing Recycler

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

3D printing can empower individuals, but at a price. Developing prototypes can produce a lot of waste, and the filament ...

Maybe the Flash Boys Are the Good Guys

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Politicians and others have characterized high-speed traders as villains of the stock market. High-speed traders have be ...

What Do We Want? Uber Union

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Uber created a new form of transportation service with a business model that occupies ill-defined spaces. One of the man ...

Sustainable Cotton

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber, but it is also known as the world's dirtiest crop. Cultivation of conventi ...

Monetizing Lost Vacation Time

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Companies have gotten more generous with vacation time, but American employees don’t use all of it. Many accumulat ...

The Short Flight From Clerk to Cockpit

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Rather than hiring pilots who already have the required flight hours, JetBlue is starting an innovative pilot training p ...

Welcome to Pride Night

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

This year about three dozen professional teams have hosted pride nights. While some professional sports leagues, includi ...

Fierce Culture Drives Tencent’s Success

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Tencent Holdings is one of China’s largest public companies, but it is keeping its start-up mentality. The company ...

The Short Arm of the Claw

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The recent revelation that Wells Fargo employees met sales targets by creating 2 million unauthorized customer accounts ...

Black Workers Still Make Less Than Whites With the Same Degree

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When she stepped into the role of chief diversity and inclusion officer at Intel, Danielle Brown observed that although ...

#ExxonKnew Now What?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

There is growing evidence showing that as early as the 1970s Exxon scientists knew that carbon dioxide emissions from bu ...

We’re Not Too Old for This

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

At Silicon Valley technology companies, the median age of employees is about thirty. Unlike other industries seeking you ...

Slick as a Whistle Pig

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Raj Bhakta, a Season 2 contestant on The Apprentice, admits that he has led a number of ventures that have been very pub ...

We’re Paying CEOs All Wrong

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Executive compensation approaches at public companies are influenced by a number of factors, including regulations, tren ...

Walmart’s Crime Problem

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A variety of crimes occur at Walmart stores. While most involve shoplifting and other petty crimes, incidents of violent ...

Mark Weinberger, CEO EY

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

At EY, the median age of its approximately 230,000 employees is 29. The company hires about 60,000 per year and operates ...

This Kitten Has Claws

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The manufacturing industry can be a tough one in which to operate, with domestic firms having to compete with others wor ...

Amazon Gains on Flipkart in India

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Competition in Indian e-commerce retailing is getting tougher, as Amazon, Snapdeal, and Flipkart battle for marketshare ...

A Big Settlement That Won’t Fix the Problem

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Volkswagen’s $15 billion dollar settlement with U.S. regulators won’t put the emissions scandal to rest. Alt ...

The Woman Giving Verizon a Reboot

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Verizon’s future may depend on Marni Walden, a woman who grew up on a Wyoming cattle ranch and began her career by ...

Courts Deal a Setback to Unions and Obama

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Trade-offs between transparency and stifled speech affect many kinds of business decisions. Proponents of disclosure arg ...

Stomping Grounds

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Under Kevin Plank’s leadership, Under Armour has rapidly transitioned from a start-up company in 1996 to the world ...

Designed by Comcast in Philadelphia

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A few years ago, Comcast ushered in a change in its attitude toward product and service development by moving in ping-po ...

The Hail Mary Pass Of Executive Pay

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

It is unusual for companies to offer incentive stock grants when the performance targets are so far outside the range of ...

Monster Beverage's Monster Payout

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A decade ago, the senior managers at Hansen Natural recieved fairly standard compensation packages including salary, ben ...

Sixty Million Car Bombs

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The recall of Takata airbags is the largest auto recall in history, and its scope continues to expand. The company&rsquo ...

Disney’s New Cultural Revolution

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Recruiting, developing, and retaining talent are vital for the success of most companies, and these aspects of human res ...

At Southwest, a Showdown in Court

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Southwest Airlines pilots have been negotiating a new labor contract with the airline for more than four years. After pi ...

The Ivy League Rejects the UAW

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Graduate students at many public universities are viewed as government employees, and thus able to be represented by uni ...

Rising Profits Don't Lift Workers' Boats

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Anti-trust regulations primarily focus on the effects that industry concentration can have on consumers. A recent study, ...

The Greening of Adidas

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

MBA students trained by the Environmental Defense Fund are helping companies improve energy efficiency and reduce their ...

At T-Mobile, It's Union vs. Sort-of-Union

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

It is important for senior managers to be able to keep a pulse on issues and concerns of front-line employees and have a ...

I Don't Know, I Just Work Here

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Drivers for Uber, as well as many other sorts of workers, are now a subject of discussion and legal proceedings regardin ...

More Women May Sit in the Front of the Plane

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

On a worldwide basis, only 5 percent of commercial pilots are women. At some airlines, female pilots comprise even ...

More than 1,000 Women Accuse Johnson & Johnson of Covering Up the Risks of Baby Powder

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Johnson & Johnson has been selling Baby Powder for more than 100 years, and it is a signature product for the compan ...

At Work and Out of the Closet in the Heartland

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Hormel Foods operates in several states that allow employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Nevertheless, ...

Companies Pitch In On Student Debt

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A generation of college graduates is carrying a sizable debt burden from student loans. There are a variety of social co ...

Honda CEO Pledges Quality over Quantity

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Repeated recalls have tarnished Honda’s reputation for producing high-quality vehicles.  The company’s ...

Move Fast and Break Things

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In recent months General Electric has been running advertisements featuring a software engineer who is excited to be wor ...

Where Retirement Isn't Job One

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although most sewing work has shfited to young workers in overseas locations, Brooks Brothers continues to operate a New ...

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Facial recognition technology was originally used in law enforcement, but it is now being implemented in retail settings ...

Someone Didn’t Get the Memo

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Last fall the White House agreed not to pursue legislation requiring technology companies to create “backdoors&rdq ...

If You Are Anti Are you Anti?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Regardless of the legality of same-sex marriage under state law, Walmart Stores resisted extending spousal health benefi ...

The Loonie is Driving NHL Players Crazy

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The National Hockey League (NHL) has an interesting form of profit sharing that exposes players and owners to exchange r ...

Stealing White

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Walter Liew, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and a naturalized American citizen, successfully collected proprie ...

The Female Solidarity, Have-It-All, Feel-Good Machine

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

High profile women's empowerment conferences are now trending. While the conferences are often inspirational for partici ...

No Cheers When Wal-Mart Packs Up

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When Wal-Mart stores open, mom-and-pop businesses often suffer. Wal-Mart has long been criticized for driving ...

Chowing Down on Boomers' Brains

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When NASA was facing the prospect of the retirement of many engineers who had worked on the lunar landing program, it kn ...

Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The sources of historic underrepresentation of African Americans in computer science jobs at Silicon Valley technology f ...

The United Way

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

All large mergers present many challenges related to combining operations and corporate cultures, and the merger of Unit ...

This is Going on Your Record

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The financial crisis and a series of scandals involving collusion and price fixing have damaged the reputations of both ...

The Sustainable Locally Sourced Free-Range Humanely Raised Made-to-Order Toxic Burrito

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Chipotle has cultivated an image based on providing locally-sourced, healthy, fast-casual food. After its food has sicke ...

Nice Work if You Can Give It to Yourself

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A company's board of directors plays an important governance role in corporations. Many boards have both outside directo ...

Small Suppliers Big Problems

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Chipotle’s share price has fallen 25 percent over the past two months as both revenues and the share price have be ...

Making Ethical Chic

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Michael Preysman started Everlane with the objective of using online sales to offer high-quality clothing at relatively ...

Surveillance in Aisle 4

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart, believed that labor unions were largely divisive and at odds with how he wanted to r ...

Why Takata's Recall Is Stalled

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The Takata air bag recall is the largest safety recall in U.S. automotive history, and its implementation may be on ...

Carnival Rocks the Boat

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

With no travel industry experience, Arnold Donald became Carnival’s CEO in 2013. Since then, Donald has replaced s ...

Slapping a 'Natural' Label on Everything

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Consumers are demanding more wholesome and simple foods, and companies are responding by using a variety of claims to pr ...

Apple’s Deep Learning Curve

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Tech companies take different approaches regarding artificial intelligence (AI) research and development.  Apple is ...

Stanford Sex Romp!

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

It is challenging to establish and implement fraternization policies that effectively address the varied issues that can ...

A Founder Who Wants to Stay in the Kitchen

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Chobani’s founder and chief executive, Hamdi Ulukaya, has been a successful entrepreneurial leader who brought Gre ...

Touch Me Harder

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

With its most recent product announcement, Apple unveiled 3D touch, a feature in which the surface of an iPhone senses t ...

Insider Trading Then and Now

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Insider trading, or making stock transactions on soon-to-happen information, is both illegal and lucrative. In 2011, Gal ...

Cleaning Up Drug Lane

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Bright Simons runs MPedigree as a social enterprise that “owe[s] equal duty to our consumer clients, pharmaceutica ...

The Google Tamer

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

After five years as Morgan Stanley's CFO, Ruth Porat is taking on that role at Google. The search giant is facing a numb ...

'OK, Ready for Work Again!!!'

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Nidec is a Japanese multinational corporation with plants around the world.  Nidec was formed in 1973 when Shigenob ...

How Much Should a Miracle Cost?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A long-awaited breakthrough cure for hepatitis C created a controversy when insurers balked at paying $1,000 per pill. T ...

The Student Debt Collection Mess

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Student loans have been securitized and sold to investors, and as defaults climb, lenders are bringing collection cases ...

The Law Comes for FIFA

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

FIFA, the organization that runs global soccer, is engulfed in scandal.  Scandal is not new to the organization, bu ...

Nestle's Peace Offering in California's Water War

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

California's drought is leading to lots of finger pointing as to who should be expected to cut water consumption.   ...

Shareholders Revolt Against Dark Money

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Under current law, individuals and corporations can generally give unlimited contributions to nonprofit advocacy organiz ...

The First Rate-Rigging Trial Begins in London

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

It has taken seven years for the first trader to be brought to trial, but the Libor scandal has been a watershed event f ...

Dear Microsoft . . .

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Within the United States, the compensation of low-wage workers has become a national debate, and many companies are curr ...

Turning Drilling Waste Into Clean Energy

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Both traditional drilling and fracking extracts hot water along with oil. University of North Dakota (UND) researchers a ...

A Home Shortage Amid Hawaii’s Building Boom

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The median home value in Honolulu is over $600,000, making it one of the most expensive metroplitan areas in the country ...

In Plain Sight

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Swiss secrecy laws have made Switzerland an attractive offshore banking destination for U.S. tax evaders.  While Sw ...

Not So Bad After All

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

BP has paid billions of dollars for costs related to the 2010 Macondo well disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  BP quic ...

Big Pharma’s Patent Wars

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Pharmaceutical companies use a number of tactics to protect themselves from losing profits when the patents on their dru ...

JPMorgan Algorithm Knows You’re a Rogue Employee Before You Do

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although JPMorgan Chase remained profitable during the financial crisis, it has paid billions in legal fees and fines re ...

Oklahoma Shakes: Big Oil’s Link to Big Quakes

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

An increase in seismic activity has paralleled growth in fracking activity in Oklahoma, but the Oklahoma Geological Surv ...

The U.S. Pushes Thailand to Clean Up Tuna Inc.

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Thailand is the world's largest exporter of Tuna, with it sold under well-known brands including Chicken of the Sea.&nbs ...

Unforbidden Fruit

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Palm oil is the world’s most used edible oil, but its production has been linked to deforestation and other types ...

Can You Spot the Difference?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A union contract created two tiers of autoworkers. Tier 1 workers are those hired before the contract was signed; any su ...

One Hot List You Don't Want to Be On

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The U.S. Trade Representative's "notorious markets" list uses disclosure as a way to crack down on egregious counterfeit ...

On Payday Loans, Churches Ask, “WWJD?”

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Payday lenders in Alabama charge some of the country’s highest interest rates, up to  456 percent. The state& ...

The Clutter in Kip Tindell

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Like other companies committed to conscious capitalism, the Container Store strives to achieve goals other than profitab ...

Changing Flags to Use India’s Ship Graveyard

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Rather than shifting demolition work to safer and cleaner shipbreakers, recent EU regulations may be fueling the growth ...

Subterranean Sprawl

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Excavated mines in limestone deposits under Kansas City provide unique natural conditions for the industrial park known ...

Who Doesn’t Love a Discount? The Taxman

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Expedia and other some online travel sites have taken an aggressive position by paying local hotel taxes based on the wh ...

Hop In and Shove Over

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although Uber and Lyft have called their services "ride-sharing," most rides involve a driver and only one passenger.&nb ...

The CEO Who Saved a Life and Lost His Job

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Doctors can request experimental drugs to treat seriously ill patients when there are no other treatment options. Since ...

Felon or Mark?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Joe Sigelman developed a business in India, and earned a reputation for succeeding without using bribes.  In his ne ...

Mother of a Problem

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that don't have legally protected, partially paid, maternity leave. M ...

A Retirement Toast

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Most U.S. companies have stopped providing traditional pension benefits to their employees and instead offer 401(k) savi ...

Pay Up, You Stingy Nerds

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

San Francisco’s booming tech industry has helped to reduce unemployment and increase property values in the c ...

The Change-the-World Capital of the World

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Sub-Saharan Africa attracts more than half of the money invested by impact investors who seek to fund companies that wil ...

The Greatest Tax Story Ever Told

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Without substantially changing their operations, U.S. corporations have saved $9.8 billion in U.S. taxes by legally chan ...

Now at the Sands: Iranian Hackers in Every Server

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Corporations face a variety of cyberthreats. Well-publicized information security breaches have involved the theft of cu ...

How CEOs Became Beholden to Shareholders

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In the 1970s, Milton Friedman popularized the idea that business should have a single-minded focus on profit. More recen ...

What Do Video Games Have Against Women?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Video games are big business. In recent years, annual revenues from console games have reached $25 billion dollars. Many ...

The Whale Stays in the Picture

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Many animal rights activists fundamentally oppose SeaWorld’s business model because it depends on keeping animals ...

Bangladesh’s Toxic Tanneries

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Leather is a $1 billion industry in Bangladesh, but it has created one of the most polluted paces on earth.  In Ban ...

Nonprofits Can't Afford San Francisco

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Attracted by tax incentives and a booming economy, technology companies are leasing more commercial space in San Francis ...

Coal Lobbies for More Time to Burn

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The EPA is developing new rules that would require utilities to substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Part of t ...

Tim Cook Speaks Up

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Tim Cook’s commentary acknowledging his sexual orientation is personal, yet its purpose is social. Cook suggests t ...

Warning: May Contain Shrapnel

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In October the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urged millions of car owners to immediately fix ca ...

Home-Care Aides Get a Raise - At a Price

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A new federal regulation mandating that home-care workers be paid minimum wage and overtime may be putting two social pr ...

Laundry Detergent Makers Want More Suds

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

More high-efficiency washing machines are being sold every year.  These machines use significantly less water and d ...

Facing America’s Other Middle-Class Squeeze

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

U.S. companies are replacing traditional defined-benefit pension plans with defined-contribution plans.  Defined-co ...

Stopping Bankers Before They Stray

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Recent banking scandals have involved interest rate manipulations, improper trading, and faulty mortgages.  Many of ...

Work is a Pleasure

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A number of federal agencies have faced scandals involving employees’ use of computers to access and store pornogr ...

A Subprime Market Grows in the Shadows

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Wall Street is selling billions of dollars of subprime bonds backed by car loans. While lessons learned from the subprim ...

Hidden Hand: David Weil

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

An economics and management professor, David Weil, is now the head of the Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division. In ...

This Activist Is No Babe in the Woods

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Vani Hari, the web’s “Food Babe”, has used her blog to pressure restaurant and food makers to change t ...

Using the Web to Police Dangerous Workplaces

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

OSHA is joining other federal agencies in using a disclosure-based "name-and-shame" approach to change behavior. New rul ...

How to Buy the Best Stolen Credit Cards

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Rescator operates an illegal business selling stolen credit card numbers. The company is, however, offering a different ...

Who Do We Under-Compensate?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

NFL cheerleaders are suing for wage theft, claiming that they've been paid less than the minimum wage. Many cheerleaders ...

Briefs: No (More) Smoking

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

CVS, the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., has stopped selling cigarettes in its stores despite t ...

Using Fishing Nets to Make Carpets Cleaner

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Ray Anderson, a self-described “radical industrialist” and founder of carpet maker Interface, provided visio ...

Saving an Endangered Fish by Eating More of It

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Whole Foods is hoping to help protect paiche, an Amazonian fish, by encouraging its U.S. consumers to eat more of it. Th ...

The Hedge Fund and the Despot

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In 2008, Robert Mugabe's government took control of undeveloped platinum claims in Zimbabwe that were held by Anglo Amer ...

Silicon Valley State of Mind

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Despite their extreme wealth, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs were not targets of early Occupy Wall Street protests or ...

Ben & Jerry's GMO Food Fight

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although Ben & Jerry’s actively supports required labeling of foods made with GMO ingredients, the Organic Con ...

First-World Dog Problems

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Blue Buffalo's claims about natural pet food ingredients are supported by the company's carefully cultivated image of tr ...

Who's Got the Best Retirement Plan?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although 401(k) plans were originally designed to supplement pension plans, they have evolved into the primary retiremen ...

A Stock Market Star Implodes in Spain

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The appearance of success can create dangerous blind spots for investors and regulators. Despite indications that Let&rs ...

Big Enough to Drive a Government Contract Through

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

More than forty U.S. businesses have been able to avoid paying taxes as U.S. companies by reincorporating in tax-haven c ...

Crazed Pervert or Misunderstood Genius?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

After defending Dov Charney through years of negative publicity and dire financial circumstances, American Apparel&rsquo ...

In China, Office Work Can be Deadly

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Chinese agencies hold up white-collar employees who die from overwork as heroes and role models for other employees. Som ...

What Are They Doing at Monsanto?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Monsanto is best known for the production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and is reviled by many for this work. ...

Yes, You Can Be Fired For Being Gay

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In many cities and states, laws do not make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT employees. State and local laws vary ...

Brokers Take Rollovers For a Ride

Delvin D. Hawley, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Workers leaving a job can generally keep their savings in company 401(k) plans, but many don't. Americans shifted $321 b ...

If Only They Had Listened...

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The experiences of Courtland Kelley raises important issues about whistle-blowing, social responsibility, and corporate ...

Starbucks, Magna Cum Grande

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Starbucks hopes its new tuition support program will boost the company's reputation and improve its ability to attract a ...

The Conflict Over Conflict-Free Minerals

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The Dodd-Frank conflict-mineral provisions take an interesting approach for addressing a social issue. The provisions do ...

An Oil Giant Dims the Lights on Green Power

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

For years, Chevron has publically promoted its commitment to renewable energy, and its clean energy units have become pr ...

Philippine Customs Is Getting Scared Straight

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Every year the Philippines loses billions of dollars in customs duties due to corruption. With almost 10 million people ...

The Case for Scrubbing Search Results

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

An EU court has ruled that individuals have the right to ask Google to remove information about them from its search ind ...

The Song Remains Pretty Similar

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Led Zeppelin has settled several cases of alleged copying, and now faces a challenge regarding its iconic song, Stairway ...

Big Pharma’s Favorite Prescription: Higher Prices

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Over the past seven years, the price of many top-selling existing medications has increased well over 100 percent. While ...

Goldman Bets on Cutting Crime

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Social impact bonds (SIBs) are emerging as a way to generate large amounts of capital to finance a variety of social and ...

Little Rocks, Big Worries

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The jobs versus environment dilemma is not new. In Minnesota, the classic battle between these competing priorities is p ...

Tech Hubris

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Apple, Google, and other Silicon Valley tech companies have images that reflect entrepreneurism, breaking the traditiona ...

For Bangladeshi Women, Work is Worth the Risks

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Abysmal working conditions at Bangladeshi garment factories have become well publicized after more than a thousand worke ...

Selling Ethical Fashion to the Whole Foods Set

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The deaths of more than 1,000 workers in a 2013 Bangladeshi factory collapse briefly focused the world's attention on wo ...

Samsung's War at Home

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When a South Korea taxi driver's daughter became ill and died from a rare form of leukemia, he sought compensation from ...

Hot Job After Working For Obama: "Unlobbyist"

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

It has been quite common for presidential appointees and other federal officials to parlay their connections and governm ...

Good for Kids, Good for Publishers

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

First Book provides books to children from low-income homes. Its success is related to its ability to negotiate with pub ...

Keeping the Mystery Out of China's Meat

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

China's food safety standards at the retail level are similar to those in Western countries, but there's an absence of r ...

The Epic Hack

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

During the 2013 Christmas season, Target's payment system was hacked and millions of customers' credit card information ...

Is Google Too Big To Sue?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Google is facing allegations that it illegally intercepts and scans private email messages sent through its Gmail servic ...

Bad Sports

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

College athletics is a $16 billion business that operates within non-profit institutions where the primary mission is ed ...

Your Wilting Retirement

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

After a backlash to comments AOL’s CEO made when announcing changes to the company’s contributions to worker ...

The Arabica Project

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Much of the premium coffee sold in the United States is produced from Arabica beans. However, researchers believe that t ...

Too Big to Fail vs. Too Small to Get a Pass

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Federal prosecutors are filing criminal money-laundering charges against individuals and companies involved with questio ...

Putting Released Prisoners Back to Work

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A criminal record can make it difficult for individuals to find employment. Questions on job applications can flag prior ...

The West Bank Puts Israeli Exports at Risk

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Using an approach based on anti-apartheid efforts in South Africa, activists and supporters of Palestinian statehood and ...

Data Factories Spring Up in Santa's Backyard

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Power-hungry data centers are at the heart of operations at Google, Facebook, and other U.S. consumer Web companies. Pro ...

We're So Sorry

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The story of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) academic corruption scandal raises interesting questions reg ...

Fifty Degrees, Clear, and Snowing

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The story of IDE's founders and the development of the company's desalination and snowmaking technologies is fascinating ...

West Viringia is Leaking Lawsuits, Too

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When chemicals used in coal processing leaked from Freedom Industries storage facilities, the drinking water of 300,000 ...

Risking Life and Limb To Earn $160 a Month

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

While Cambodia is one of the poorest countries in Asia, its textile industry is growing and is now the country's largest ...

Superbugs: From Farm to Table?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Antibiotics are fed to livestock to treat and prevent illnesses, but antibiotics are also administered to healthy animal ...

American Hustle

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The cast of characters may sound like a movie script, but Lennar experienced very real consequences when it was falsely ...

Germany's Coalition Looks to Gender Quotas

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In an effort to increase the percentage of women serving on the supervisory and management boards of German public compa ...

The Truth About This Pork Chop and How America Feeds Itself

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A special USDA pilot program allows fewer food safety inspectors at five very large pork processing plants. These plants ...

The Man Who Took On Merrill

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Employment discrimination suits are not easily undertaken or won. Plaintiffs face a variety of challenges including diff ...

The Scariest Veggies of Them All

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In many parts of the world, regulators are subjecting genetically modified crops to increased scrutiny. In response, che ...

Banks Face a Legal Downpour

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

While the stock market reaches record highs and the economy continues to pull out of recession, banks are poised to pay ...

Fast Food is Getting Lighter, Slowly

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Fast food companies formed the Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative to find ways to make their menu offerings healthier. ...

Stranded

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Apple's aggressive production-and-launch schedules create volatile labor demands for its suppliers. Some respond by sour ...

Hell to Pay

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although individuals and taxpayers have paid a heavy price in the wake of the subprime mortgage bubble, until recently b ...

How Citibank Bought a City Cheap

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Big banking has faced profound challenges to its reputation in the wake of the financial crisis. Citibank’s image ...

Wall Street's Guilt Momentum

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Under its new chair, Mary Jo White, the SEC is becoming more aggressive in its enforcement operations. In the past, many ...

A Consumer Hero Returns to Wall Street

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Raj Date left Wall Street to help establish the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB). Now Date has left the CFPB an ...

Rural Banks Know Something Big Banks Don't

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Small community banks, particularly those in rural areas, have lower loan default rates than larger banks. Economists ar ...

The Army Goes Green, but Not to Save the Earth

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

For the U.S. Army, achieving the goal of energy neutrality offers several social benefits. Some, like environmental prot ...

The Big Bucks in Keeping Kids Focused

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Philosophical, cultural, and regulatory differences may explain the contrast in the rate of diagnosis and reliance on me ...

Your Facebook Data Are Here

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Facebook's new data center in a remote area of northern Sweden is the most energy-efficient computing center ever built. ...

An Ugly Dilemma for Beauty Companies

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When social responsibility priorities are aligned with economic interests, it is easy to do the right thing. Chinese reg ...

Don't Even Think About Returning This Dress

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Liberal return policies, even at high-end retailers, are being threatened by an increase in return fraud. It is not unco ...

A Star-Powered Factory Opens in Haiti

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Industrial Revolution II's founders were inspired by the failure of global relief efforts to provide good jobs and oppor ...

In China, the Hunt is On for Energy Savings

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Profitability can mask inefficiencies, and for many years managers of profitable Chinese factories didn't need to pay mu ...

The NFL Concussion Deal's Surprise Winner

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A $765 million settlement of the class action concussion case against the NFL awaits final approval by a judge. The sett ...

A Lie Detector Cleans Up a Kazakhstan Bank

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In the U.S., private employees cannot be required to take polygraph exams because of questions about the reliability of ...

Where Lawyers Never Go Hungry

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Federal court jurisdictions in Northern California are becoming known as "Food Court." In the Bay Area, dozens of pendin ...

What If Fast-Food Jobs Really Paid $15 an Hour?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Minimum wage legislation is a hot political and economic issue, but there are also related ethical issues. Fast-food wor ...

The Viral Media Site That Optimizes Optimism

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Upworthy doesn't produce its own content, but it repackages and promotes existing content. The company's mission is to p ...

The Death Sentence That Isn't Fatal

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

After six years of investigation for insider trading and illegal trades, criminal charges against the hedge fund firm SA ...

Asia's Bitter Harvest

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Allegations of human rights abuses and unconscionable labor practices plague the palm oil industry. Many allegations rel ...

This Is What Success Looks Like

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

While lives were lost in the Asiana Flight 214 crash, the low casualty rate illustrates life-saving improvements in airp ...

Southern Discomfort

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

After Paula Deen was deposed in connection with a suit alleging racism and a hostile working environment at a resta ...

H&M's New Love For Old Clothes

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

H&M is rewarding its customers for recycling old clothes. Customers who donate a bag of used clothes receive a disco ...

Spillapalooza: How BP Got Screwed in the Gulf

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

BP created an economic-damages fund in response to its 2010 Macondo oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This fund was expec ...

This Prism Isn't Reflecting Much Light

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although Internet and telephone companies both facilitate their customers' communications, Internet companies have taken ...

Using Social Media to Stop Fraud

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Users of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites voluntarily share personal information. Credit bureaus and onli ...

Don't Blame Apple for Keeping Its Money

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

This Bloomberg Businessweek View piece discusses tax policy issues brought into the spotlight by the Senate testimony of ...

Crowdsourcing an End to Sweatshops

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When trying to monitor and improve working conditions in developing countries, multinational companies face a host of ch ...

King Cat

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Caterpillar has been prospering, listing record profits and rewarding its CEO with steep increases in compensation (60 p ...

The Paradox of Bangladesh

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Media attention has focused on working conditions after hundreds of workers were killed when a building collapsed outsid ...

The Perils of Price-Matching

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Wal-Mart's national price-matching promotion sounds simple, but implementation has proven challenging. Price-matching pr ...

Some CEOs Are More Equal Than Others

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although the Dodd-Frank Act requires publicly traded companies to disclose the ratio of CEO-to-worker pay, the SEC has n ...

Israel's Big Bank Backlash

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Twenty families control approximately 50 percent of the value of Tel Aviv's stock market, and these families are politic ...

Richard Cordray Wants to Get to Know You

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) is collecting data about consumer behavior regarding lenders, financial pr ...

Here Comes the Libor Scandal's Sequel

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

U.S. regulators are investigating whether banks and/or brokers have manipulated the ISDAfix rate, a benchmark used in th ...

The Escape Artist

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Many expected Rupert Murdoch to be brought down by the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal. Instead, Murdoch and his compan ...

Stocking the Shelves With a Green Solution

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

For consumers, homebuilders, and companies that want to feel confident that their buildings are made with environmentall ...

These Orphans May Get Smaller Allowances

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

“Orphan drugs” are designed to treat rare diseases. Despite the relatively small number of patients that nee ...

Who's Complaining About Your Bank

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although banking trade groups opposed the creation of a public customer complaint database, it may end up helping banks. ...

Lululemon, Exposed

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Lululemon is recalling 17 percent of its yoga pants. The pants, made of the company’s signature Luon fabric, look ...

Don't Return to Sender. Prosecute Instead.

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Hiding cash in anonymous Swiss bank accounts is an approach to tax evasion with a long history. Agreements with Swiss ba ...

The SEC's Road Map for Pursuing JPMorgan

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The SEC has been criticized for failing to prosecute Wall Street executives. Since Wall Street wrongdoing has imposed ha ...

Signing a Pledge to Snuff Out Corruption

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Ohio's Cuyahoga County has a history of financial corruption and bribery. After federal prosecutors charged scores of go ...

Silicon Valley's Green Edifice Complex

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Apple and several other Silicon Valley technology companies are designing distinctive new eco-conscious buildings.  ...

Canada's Oil Industry Begs to be Taxed

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Extracting and processing oil from Canadian tar sands produces more pollution than the production of other fossil fuels. ...

Hong Kong's Bosses Want Some Privacy

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In Hong Kong, the identities of companies' owners and directors are registered and publicly available. The public inform ...

At Japan's Carmakers, Men Lead, Women Follow

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

At Nissan Motor, only 6.7 percent of managers are women. This is low compared to the 33 percent at major U.S. auto compa ...

The Other Side of Wall Street

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

John Thomas Financial maintains a posh office across the street from the New York Stock exchange and works to projects a ...

Things Fall Apart. IBM is Here to Help

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

IBM is well aware of the risks and challenges of operating in Africa. Nevertheless the company believes the potential bu ...

Will Carnival Party On?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Carnival has a reputation for being able to weather problems on its cruises, but the problems of the Carnival Triumph we ...

A Portrait of a Chinese Hacker

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Both corporations and individuals are diligently working to detect and prevent malicious software and hacking. While cor ...

Can You Spot the Horse Meat?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Using DNA testing, the Food Safety Authority of Ireland has discovered horse meat mislabeled as beef. In some countries, ...

Snapchat and the Right to be Forgotten

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Snapchat has become one the most popular apps. It allows users to share photos, briefly. The photos disappear after the ...

Small Enough to Fail

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Abacus Federal Savings Bank is a small bank that has been closely tied to the Chinese-American community. In the wake of ...

The Lies We Tell at Work

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Research suggests that the average American lies frequently and that people are more likely to lie at work than at home. ...

The Incredible Indistinguishable Egg

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Highly regarded venture capital firms are investing in dozens of startup companies that fit within the "clean food" move ...

Inside Big Pharma's Fight Against the $75 Billion Counterfeit Drug Business

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Every year, billions of dollars worth of counterfeit drugs are sold, and more than 100,000 people may die from using the ...

The Dangling Man

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

This Bloomberg Businessweek article describes the complexities of ongoing insider trading investigations involving SAC C ...

Management Secrets from the Meanest Company in America

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Dish Network employees complain about long hours, too much mandatory overtime, and the lack of paid holidays, making the ...

Sticky Gold

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

In July 2012, a routine inventory audit revealed the theft of 6 million pounds of maple syrup. The syrup had been part o ...

Done With China, A Trader Takes On Nuts

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Carson Block is comparing Olam International, a Singapore-backed commodity company, to Enron. Block is an infamous short ...

Italy: A Showdown Over Pollution and Jobs

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

The largest steel plant in Europe is located in the southern Italian city of Taranto. Over the past decade, alarming lev ...

Walmart vs. Walmart

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Although Walmart has been working to improve its reputation for corporate social responsibility, complaints about how it ...

In Some Stores, All Eyes Are on You

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Almax is selling high-tech mannequins that feed images from a camera into demographic-profiling software. The software c ...

The Tale of a Trader Turned Spy

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Once a successful Wall Street trader, David Slaine became a remarkable FBI informant. After being implicated as a minor ...

For Fracking, It’s Getting Easier Being Green

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Fracking has made the United States the world’s largest natural gas producer and its vast, untapped oil reser ...

The Curious Case of Samsung’s Missing TVs

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Industrial espionage isn't a new phenomenon, but it is on the rise in the TV-manufacturing industry. Many factors m ...

BP's $4.5 Billion Mea Culpa

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

For BP, the consequences of the 2010 Gulf oil spill are substantial and still evolving. BP resolved criminal charges fac ...

Health Care's Epidemic of Insider Trading

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Since 2008, there has been no shortage of insider trading cases. However, the pharmaceutical and health-care industries ...

America's Shadow Pharmacies

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

A recent outbreak of meningitis has been traced to a compounding pharmacy that may have been operating in an unsafe mann ...

In Case of Emergency, Log On

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

When their hometown was hit by a tornado, sisters Caitria and Morgan O'Neill learned about the need for coordination aft ...

Volunteerism as a Core Competency

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Many companies support employee volunteerism and sponsor community service projects. The Civic 50, a new scorecard devel ...

Selling the Supremes On Diversity

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

A number of large companies have joined in filing amicus briefs in defense of the use of race in university admissions i ...

The 848-Page Financial Firewall

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

A chart (linked above) summarizes key provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial reform, including the Financial Stability O ...

Clamping Down on Movers Run Amok

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Predatory movers are causing concern among consumers, regulators, and industry associations. Predatory behavior by house ...

Alibaba Starts to Weed Out the Fakes

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Alibaba.com, a business-to-business online marketplace run by the Alibaba Group, was recently removed from the list of n ...

A Higher Standard for Brokers? Not This Year

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

The 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation required the SEC to review whether brokers should be subject to the sam ...

Romney Says He'll Kill Dodd-Frank. He Won't.

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Mitt Romney has promised to repeal the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation. Some observers feel that at most Romney ...

Does Green Shipping Cost Too Much Green?

Katherine Campbell, Ph.D., Org Behavior & HR

Hong Kong has a serious air pollution problem, and the world’s largest container shipping line is arguing for cost ...

Japan’s Insider-Trading Carousel

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

There has been an increase in investigations of insider trading in Japan as of late. One recent investigation led ...

Confessions of an Insider Trader

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

A long running, three-man ring was recently prosecuted for insider trading. A mid-level attorney, Matthew Kluger, obtain ...

The Law Credit-Card Companies Hate to Love

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Thus far, the 2009 CARD Act appears to have had a beneficial impact on credit-card issuers. The CARD Act limited the abi ...

Mr. Senator, Tear Down This Wall

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Russia will enter the World Trade Organization (WTO) soon. Its entry will lead to tariff reduction, intellectual propert ...

Mary Schapiro's Crusade for Money-Fund Safety

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

SEC chairman Mary Schapiro is proposing that money market funds either move to a floating share price, or be subject ...

A Charm Offensive by Direct Sellers

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

The FTC recently issued a rule that prospective distributors have to submit a one-page disclosure form that includes sup ...

H-1B Visas Hit the Cap, Sending Companies to Plan B

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Recently there's been an increase in information requests about, and denials of, L1-B visas. L1-B visas are for workers ...

Dewey & LeBoeuf & Lawsuits & Lawsuits

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Dewey & LeBoeuf, which at one time had 1,300 lawyers in 12 countries, filed for bankruptcy on May 28. Law firm bankruptc ...

Exxon-Mobil vs. Dodd-Frank

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Section 1504 of Dodd-Frank requires resource companies (oil, mining, etc.) to disclose their tax and royalty payments to ...

Dan Mudd Fights to Clear His Name

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

In December 2011 the SEC filed a suit against Daniel Mudd, former CEO of Fannie Mae, for material misstatements regardin ...

Outmanned, Outgunned, And On a Roll

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

The Galleon investigation, arguably the biggest insider trading case in history, has yielded 56 arrests and 48 convictio ...

A Startup Learns How Sausage Gets Made

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

The FCC is considering a rule that would permit cable companies to encrypt their TV transmissions. This proposal woul ...

You’re Under Arrest! Hand Over That iPhone

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

A number of law enforcement agencies are using forensic extraction tools to obtain information from suspect's mobi ...

The Legal Madness Around NCAA Bets

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

One estimate found that 58 million Americans fill out NCAA basketball tournament brackets and $12 billion is bet on the ...

The Economics of White Space

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

A part of the recent payroll tax cut bill opens up ...

Merger Lawsuits Yield Cash for Lawyers, Zero for You

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

M&A class actions are the fastest growing area of securities litigation. One study found that ...

Suing the Government? Call Scalia!

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Eugene Scalia, son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, has had recent ...

Carlyle Wants to Bar the Courthouse Door

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

The Carlyle Group, a Washington buyout firm, is preparing to go public and intends to include in it ...

Taking Aim At Child Labor Laws

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

State legislatures in Maine and Wisconsin are relaxing child labor laws. The new Maine law allows teenagers to work 24 h ...

Deceiving Las Vegas

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

In Deceiving Las Vegas (Bloomberg Businessweek, December 12-18, 2011), a form of real estate scam has been uncovered in ...

Will the Supreme Court Carve Up Obamacare?

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

The possibility has arisen that the U.S. Supreme Court may find the so-called individual mandate of Obamacar ...

Destruction at the SEC?

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

Darcy Flynn, a longtime SEC attorney, has alleged in a whistle blower complaint that the SEC has ...

This Land Is My Land. Uh Oh, This Land Is Wetland

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

A couple has challenged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their right to judicial review of ...

Bottled Up

J. Vincent Eagan, JD, Ph.D. , Org Behavior & HR

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is considering ...

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