Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 1, January

A Code of Civility for the University Setting: The Architecture for Implementation
INTRODUCTION The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines civility as "civilized conduct, especially courtesy, politeness" (2010). This definition is overly broad and not particularly helpful in developing a Code of Civility. The definition does not begin...
A Comparison of University Efforts to Contain Academic Dishonesty
INTRODUCTION The authors of this article have extensive and long-term experience as both college professors and management consultants. Over the past several years, they have collected information from the faculty of domestic and foreign colleges...
A Multinational Analysis of Corruption and Economic Activity
INTRODUCTION Corruption can be a serious detriment to economic activity and progress. The relationship between corruption and economic activity is complex. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship in selected countries between level...
An Examination of Financial Performance and Risk of Environmentally Friendly 'Green' Companies
INTRODUCTION Corporate social responsibility includes a myriad of factors, which could be categorized into two broad categories of responsibility: responsibility to people and to places. People include the traditional stakeholders such as stockholders,...
EEOC vs. Higher Education: Recent Laws and Interpretations Impacting Faculty Discrimination
INTRODUCTION Throughout the past forty years, institutions of higher education have become well acquainted with Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, and other laws that prohibit discrimination of protected classes. As incidents of discrimination have been...
Is It Profitable to Offer Paid Leave? A Case Study of the Legal Profession
INTRODUCTION The phrase "Mommy Track" recently turned 22 years old. Although not coined by Felice N. Schwartz, the term originated from her article "Management Women and the New Facts of Life", published in the Women and Management Review (Schwartz,...
Sukuk: Global Issues and Challenges
INTRODUCTION Islamic finance is gaining popularity worldwide for more than three decades and demand for Islamic financial instruments is also growing rapidly. Among the Islamic financial instruments, Sukuk has become the main attraction among banks,...
The Impact of Federal Regulations on Identifying, Preventing, and Eliminating Corporate Fraud
INTRODUCTION The Securities and Exchange Commission's Federal Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934, and the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) are two of the most powerful pieces of legislation developed with the intent to curb and in many cases, eliminate...
The Wages of Sin: Social Norms and Executive Compensation
INTRODUCTION Akerlof (1980) defines social norms or customs as acts whose utility to the agent performing them depends in some way on the beliefs and actions of others. Social norms are thought to be important determinants of economic behavior (Elster,...
Viewing Cybersecurity as a Public Good: The Role of Governments, Businesses, and Individuals
INTRODUCTION The use of computers and information technology by organizations and individuals has grown drastically over the last few decades. Recent trends of globalization, outsourcing, off-shoring, and cloud computing, have changed the structure...