Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, July

Attorney Ads and Consumer Purchase Intentions: The Effects of Certification Claims and Sex of Source
ABSTRACT An experiment was conducted using a mock-up of print advertisements for attorneys. A sample of 309 consumers viewed the ads. The independent variables were attorney certification credentials and attorney sex. The dependent variable was...
Minimizing Risk of Transfer Pricing Audit and Awakening the Giant of Corporate Stewardship: An Ethical Decision Making Model (EDMM) for Multinational Enterprise (MNE) Transfer Pricing
ABSTRACT This manuscript presents an ethical decision making model (EDMM) for transfer pricing (TP). The EDMM has been theoretically and empirically supported in the strategic management, marketing, and ethics literatures, but never applied in a...
Peer to Peer File Sharing, Copyright, and Grokster
ABSTRACT Music and entertainment media lovers widely use copying services offered on the internet to download and otherwise copy songs and movies. Those who engage in the practice are often committing copyright infringement. The entertainment industry...
Personal Values and Ethical Viewpoints of Accounting Majors: How Do They Compare to Other Students'?
ABSTRACT Corporate fraud and financial reporting scandals have raised significant questions about accountants' ethics and the accounting profession's ability to perform its role in reducing information risk for investors. If accountants are to regain...
Preventing Employee Identity Fraud: Policy and Practice Issues for Employers
ABSTRACT According to a 2002 report by TransUnion, one of the U.S.'s three credit bureaus, the No. 1 underlying source of identity fraud is theft of employer records. Human Resource departments are a prime target for this type of crime "when someone...
RFID and Consumer Privacy: Let the Buyer Beware!
ABSTRACT "Caveat Emptor," or "Let the Buyer Beware," has long been a legal adage warning consumers of the ramifications of purchasing defective products. Until the advent of product liability laws, the consumer suffered without legal recourse when...
The Georgia Economic Loss Rule
ABSTRACT The Georgia Economic Loss Rule is a common law rule that inhibits claimants from seeking tort damages for losses in disputes about the functionality of products that are traditionally remedied in contract actions. The rule arises out of...
Virtual Corporations-No Time for Trust?
ABSTRACT Virtual Corporations (VC's) are temporary flexible networks, dependent on mutual trust, and linked by information technology for the purpose of exploiting fast changing market opportunities. However, the very characteristics which make...
You Belong to Me: Employer Attempts to Keep Employees from Quitting to Work for Competitors Via Non-Compete Agreements in Employment Contracts
ABSTRACT At one point in time, employees remained with one employer for most of their careers. Today, employees are more mobile and are likely to have several employers over the course of their careers. Because of this increased mobility, employers...
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