Faculty members at the Busch School of Business produce publications and research dedicated to helping people and businesses to become more ethical and profitable.
Ethical Management and Faith in an Era of Woke CapitalismFor decades, people have been calling for businesses to be more ethical. All of a sudden, it seems, there’s a mad rush by companies to be ethical: but with “ethical” defined as paying homage to whatever the politically correct idea of the moment is. We draw some overall conclusions on this contentious topic.Learn More
Spillover Effects of Internal Control Weakness Disclosures
Professor Robert Felix's research looks into whether a firm's likelihood of having a material weakness in a particular year is affected by an audit committee members' prior experience with a material weakness disclosure.Learn More
Social influence and MNE strategic response to political risk
According to the conventional view of MNE–host country relations, multinational enterprises (MNEs) faced with political risk condition their strategic responses on each party’s relative power positions – or bargaining influence. Read Dr. Anthony Cannizzaro's research here.Learn More
"A Catechism for Business: Tough Ethical Questions and Insights from Catholic Teaching"
"A Catechism for Business" by Dr. Andew Abela presents the teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to more than one hundred specific and challenging moral questions as they have been asked by business leaders.Learn More
Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?
In Can a Catholic Be a Socialist?, Professor Catherine R. Pakaluk and Trent Horn refute the socialist economic philosophy. Drawing on Scripture, history, Catholic social teaching, and basic economic reality, they show that Catholicism and socialism are incompatible.Learn More
"Force for Good: The Catholic Guide to Business Integrity"
Dr. Engelland's recent research has explored how the application of Catholic values can improve both individual and organizational performance leading to better outcomes.Learn More
"The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in an Age of Smart Machines"
Dr. Jay Richards argues that we need a new model for how ordinary people can thrive in this age of mass disruption.Learn More
"Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person""
Unrepeatable by Luke Burgis is about the urgent need for each of us to cultivate the vocations of others and the steps we should take to do it well. By smartly weaving stories of those who have radically lived out their callings, Luke Burgis and Joshua Miller turn staid perceptions of vocation on their head.Learn More
"The Memo: How the Classified Military Document That Helped the U.S. Win WWII Can Help You Succeed in Business"
The Memo: How the Classified Military Document That Helped the U.S. Win WWII Can Help You Succeed in Business by Professor Jack Yoest reveals how to succeed in business using the covert WWII strategy that ultimately led to the Allied victory.Learn More
Benefits of financial crimes outweigh potential legal costs, and fines won't stop bad behavior
The study, "How to deter financial misconduct if crime pays?" published in the Journal of Business Ethics, was co-authored by Maximilian B. Torres, The Catholic University of America; Alejo José G. Sison, University of Navarra; Maria Prats, Northwestern University; and Karol Marek Klimczak, Lodz University of Technology, the study's lead author.Learn More