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    Organizational ethics canadian style
    with Nuala P. Kenny, Jocelyn Downie, and Carolyn Ells
    HEC Forum 12 (2): 141-148. 2000.
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    Charitable conflicts of interest
    with Michael McDonald and Wayne Norman
    Journal of Business Ethics 39 (1-2). 2002.
    This paper looks at conflicts of interest in the not-for-profit sector. It examines the nature of conflicts of interest and why they are of ethical concern, and then focuses on the way not-for-profit organisations are especially prone to and vulnerable to conflict-of-interest scandals. Conflicts of interest corrode trust; and stakeholder trust (particularly from donors) is the lifeblood of most charities. We focus on some specific challenges faced by charitable organisations providing funding fo…Read more
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    A Big-Data Approach to Understanding the Thematic Landscape of the Field of Business Ethics, 1982–2016
    with Ying Liu and Feng Mai
    Journal of Business Ethics 160 (1): 127-150. 2019.
    This study focuses on examining the thematic landscape of the history of scholarly publication in business ethics. We analyze the titles, abstracts, full texts, and citation information of all research papers published in the field’s leading journal, the Journal of Business Ethics, from its inaugural issue in February 1982 until December 2016—a dataset that comprises 6308 articles and 42 million words. Our key method is a computational algorithm known as probabilistic topic modeling, which we us…Read more
  •  22
    Alternative Medicine and the Ethics Of Commerce
    with Scott Gavura
    Bioethics 30 (2): 77-84. 2016.
    Is it ethical to market complementary and alternative medicines? Complementary and alternative medicines are medical products and services outside the mainstream of medical practice. But they are not just medicines offered and provided for the prevention and treatment of illness. They are also products and services – things offered for sale in the marketplace. Most discussion of the ethics of CAM has focused on bioethical issues – issues having to do with therapeutic value, and the relationship …Read more
  •  109
    Relational Professional Autonomy
    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 11 (3): 282-289. 2002.
    The notion of “relational” autonomy—as described by feminist scholars such as Susan Sherwin and Anne Donchin—has been the subject of a significant body of literature over the last few years and has recently generated some interest within the field of bioethics. Although the focus of this interest has been the autonomy of ordinary moral agents, the analysis of relational autonomy can usefully be extended to apply to the autonomy of professionals, not only as individual moral agents, but in their …Read more
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    Corporate Decisions about Labelling Genetically Modified Foods
    with Melissa Whellams
    Journal of Business Ethics 75 (2): 181-189. 2007.
    This paper considers whether individual companies have an ethical obligation to label their Genetically Modified (GM) foods. GM foods and ingredients pervade grocery store shelves, despite the fact that a majority of North Americans have worries about eating those products. The market as whole has largely failed to respond to consumer preference in this regard, as have North American governments. A number of consumer groups, NGO’s, and activist organizations have urged corporations to label thei…Read more