Knowledge@Wharton: We’re speaking today with Eric Orts, a professor of legal studies and business ethics at Wharton, about his new book, Business Persons, a Legal Theory of the Firm. Thanks for joining us today, Eric.
Eric W. Orts: You’re welcome. I’m happy to be here.
Knowledge@Wharton: The book covers a lot of ground. But let’s focus on a couple of specific ideas that were very interesting. One has to do with … the Citizens United Supreme Court case, which gave corporations the right to spend unlimited amounts on political groups, campaigns and candidates. So, based on Citizens United, corporations are people too, right? Or are they?
Orts: Well, that’s one of the main questions that I try to answer in the book or at least elucidate. The title of the book includes the phrase “business persons.” What I mainly argue … is that corporations are persons, but that doesn’t mean that they are people. Therefore, as the majority of the Supreme Court said, they have all of the rights, apparently, that people do...
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As part of our Video Series, Mark P. Rice, Murata Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, discusses Babson's innovative Fast Track MBA program. The program has grown from 35-40 students last year to 240 in 2006. The program's explosive growth can be largely attributed to the power of "blended learning." Mark will elaborate on this concept, which allows working professionals to remain on the job while earning an MBA in just two years."
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Following up on the information we posted about last week's roundtable in Prague on doing business in emerging markets, we spoke with Tuck professor Eric Johnson (right of photo) about the meeting, the main lessons learned, and his thoughts on how activities like this can inform future research and shape business school curriculum:
Click here to hear Professor Johnson's overview of the roundtable series, their choice of Prague as a loc ation and emerging markets as a topic, and the ways these sessions inform future research and teaching. (~4.5 minutes)
Click here to hear Professor Johnson summarize some of the main themes and take-aways from the Prague discussion. (~3.5 minutes)
Professor Eric Johnson, Director of the Center for Digital Strategies at Tuck, hosted the "Thought Leadership Roundtable on Digital Strategies" on September 26, 2006 in Prague, with CIOs and other executives at leading companies to discuss conducting business in emerging markets.
CIOs and other senior execs from Cargill, Ceská sporitelna, Cisco, DHL, Erste Bank, GM, Hasbro, Henkel, IBM, and Škoda Auto were joined by academics from Tuck and Michigan and partners from AT Kearney and Egon Zehnder for this roundtable.
Continuing our series of faculty videos we hear from the same Eric Johnson, who discusses how companies can protect their customers data; current IT challenges for Fortune 500 companies; cross-border intellectual property issues. (2 minutes). As always, we’d love to include viewpoints from other schools and other perspectives as well, so feel free to respond either with a text comment or via GoogleVideo, YouTube, or a similar video platform.
More multimedia: as we continue to expand our multimedia offerings here at BizDeansTalk, we’ve collected several short videos of faculty from the Tuck School discussing issues currently in the news. We’d love to include viewpoints from other schools and other perspectives as well, so feel free to respond either with a text comment or via GoogleVideo, YouTube, or a similar video platform.
Today we bring you Colin Blaydon, former Dean of the Tuck School and currently the Director of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship. Professor Blaydon discusses which industries are currently most attractive to private equity; how some governments around the world are becoming resistant to private equity; and whether we are in a debt and/or buyout bubble – and how it will be resolved. (2 minutes). For more about the Center, visit here
In an effort to expand our multimedia offerings here at BizDeansTalk, we’ve collected several short videos of faculty from the Tuck School discussing issues currently in the news. We’d love to include viewpoints from other schools and other perspectives as well, so feel free to respond either with a text comment or via GoogleVideo, YouTube, or a similar video platform.
First we have Professor of International Economics Andrew Bernard discussing the debate over globalization; incorporating China into the global economy; the strength of the dollar against the Euro & Yen; and how U.S. firms are dealing with global competition. (3 minutes). For more on Andy’s work, visit his personal website.
On the occasion of a conference, Martin Varsavsky, a renowned entrepreneur and associate-professor of entrepreneurship at IE Business School, responds to questions posed by Santiago Iñiguez (dean of IE Business School). He speaks of how Fon, his latest company, collaborates with educational establishments, how he hopes to bring wifi to Harlem and has advice to students regarding the creation of blogs. 4.3 MB / 5.5 mins