Southern Journal of Business and Ethics

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Vol. 11, 2019

Mediation Madness V: Misfit Mediators
I. IntroductionMediation offers an alternative to the rigors of formal litigation in a courtroom. Once considered "Alternative" Dispute Resolution, mediation is now the dominant form of dispute resolution in civil cases. It has exploded as a successful...
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The Year in Pot: 2018
2018 was very entertaining. America gained many scandals. Teacher strikes, hush-money payments to porn stars, and Robert Mueller dominated the news. America also lost a number of cultural icons. We said goodbye to President George H.W. Bush, Stephen...
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Daraprim Specialty Drug Pricing: A Case Study
Turing Pharmaceuticals' pricing strategy for the drug DaraprimInfectious Disease News broke the story on the September 17, 2015, succinctly capturing what happened: "A recent spike in the price of Daraprim and supply problems have raised concerns among...
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Has Comparative Fault Swallowed Ryan? the Future of Implied Contract/tort Indemnity in Maritime Law
i. preliminary mattersA. Admiralty Jurisdiction: The Federal Court/Congress DichotomyThe maritime law, particularly as it concerns personal injury and wrongful death, holds a distinctive position in American law, due in large part to he power of "both...
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A Career-Stage Approach to Understanding Glass Ceiling Perceptions
IntroductionThe first woman to become CEO of a Fortune 500 company Katherine Graham who rose to the top spot at the Washington Post in 1972 (Catalyst, 2017a). Since that time, there have been 63 female CEO's on the Fortune list (Catalyst, 2017b), with...
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"Presidential" Records? Examining the Impact of the Presidentialrecords Act on President Trump's Use of a Personal Twitter Account
IntroductionThe President's communication with the American people is essential to American democracy. Public access to an elected representative's thoughts, opinions, and decisions has been a vital aspect to the democratic process, since newspapers...
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From the Editor-in-Chief. . .
This is the 11th volume of the Southern Journal of Business and Ethics, an official publication of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The Journal is being published in hardcopy and electronically on the Southern Academy's web page at...
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Millennials in Family Firms: Success Factors, Enhancing Firm Attractiveness, and the Changing Roles of Successors
INTRODUCTIONMuch attention has been focused on the Millennial Generation in the workplace. This most recent generation to enter the workforce is composed of individuals born between 1980 and 2000. They are called Millennials because of their birth near...
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Vol. 10, 2018

Identifying the Elusive Cost Management Tools to Allow Healthcare Reform
INTRODUCTIONDetermining costs within the healthcare system has been an elusive process. Knowing the beneficial cost of procedures can assist patients, employers, insurance carriers, community leaders and government officials determine the intangible...
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Americans with Disabilities: A Plan to Reduce Claims
I.INTRODUCTIONThe Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, hereafter ADA, is a federal law that protects individuals with disabilities by eliminating barriers in the workplace and various environments related to their normal everyday lives (United States...
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From the Editor-in-Chief. . .
This is the 10th volume of the Southern Journal of Business and Ethics, an official publication of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The Journal is being published in hardcopy and electronically on the Southern Academy's web page at...
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Mediation Madness Iv: Truth, Lies, and Mediation
I. IntroductionMediation offers an alternative to the rigors of formal litigation in a courtroom. According to Gene Valentini, director of the Texas Dispute Resolution System, it has become a successful conflict resolution tool because it provides an...
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The Importance of Virtue Ethics and the Role of Salience in the Accountingprofession
INTRODUCTIONThis paper provides a theoretical foundation for advocating the use of virtues-based ethics curricula in university courses and continuing professional education (CPE) courses, thus ensuring a unified perception of the role of an accountant....
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When Do Negotiation Tactics Become Unethical? Honesty in Reframing 1
A miser and a liar bargain quickly.- UnknownThe truth can get in the way of a good deal.- Alan Strudler2A Truth that's told with bad intentBeats all the Lies you can invent- William Blake3I.INTRODUCTIONNegotiations are an integral part of business, and...
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Privacy in the Age of Doxxing
Biometrics, Doxxing & a Case of Mistaken IdentityBiometrics is the measurement and analysis of unique physical or behavioral characteristics, especially as a means of verifying personal identity. Biometrics often refers to technologies used to identify...
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Should an Agent Be Liable for Ordinary Negligence When Liability Is Transferred to the Principal?
INTRODUCTIONA well-established common law rule provides that an agent who commits a tort while acting on behalf of a principal is personally liable for that tort, even when liability is transferred to the principal under the doctrine of Respondeat Superior.1...
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Normal Deviance: An Analysis of University Policies and Student Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty
I.INTRODUCTIONIn a learning environment where students cheat, inequity exists not only to those who don't cheat, but to those who cheat and may receive credit for knowledge of the course material (Park, 2004). By the time students graduate from college,...
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Oklahoma's State Question 788 on Medical Marijuana: High on Expectations, Hazy on Details
"I tried everything else known to man, and none of it works. [Nausea] is what kills people when they 're fighting chemo because you can 7 hold anything down... Without [medical marijuana] I would be dead, no doubt. I've had numerous doctors tell me that....
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Enhancing Legal Decision-Making in Organizational Crisis Management
No organization is immune from crisis. An organizational crisis . . . "may be sparked by all manner of developments-from a New York Times article about bribery allegations that were improperly investigated, to a massive recall of a best-selling product...
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Vol. 9, 2017

Nix the "Sue Someone Today" Mentality: Teaching Mediation to Online Business Law Students
INTRODUCTIONScores of studies have been conducted regarding the legal concepts to be taught in undergraduate business law classes, including such topics as ethics, corporate responsibility, employment law, risk management, in-depth contracts, and property...
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The Hidden Cost of Words: The Language of Earnings Presentations and the Differences in Word Usage Based on Stock Returns
INTRODUCTIONTesla stock had an IPO price of $17 a share when it debuted in 2010. In mid-year 2016 the price per share was around $200 a share, yet Tesla had never earned a profit. This suggests that investors consider not only what a firm has proven...
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Techniques for Integrating Legal Considerations with Business Processes
Managers routinely hold viewpoints that marginalize the importance of the legal profession in the corporate setting.1 This outlook reflects a careless disregard for the connection between law and competitive advantage.2 Given that managers will routinely...
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Driving out "Surface Errors" through Mandated Rewrites: A Case Study
INTRODUCTIONDespite the near-universal acknowledgement that surface errors weaken the credibility of business documents-and therefore should be avoided through careful proofreading conforming to the rules of standard English, BCOM students stubbornly...
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Nonprofit Formation in Texas: Organization
INTRODUCTIONOne limitation I have encountered related to the organization process for a nonprofit corporation is that while attorneys can assist a client in filing the certificate of formation, they often do not understand the totality of what is needed...
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Shattered Glass and Creaky Steps: Remodeling the Glass Ceiling and Glass Escalator Theories Using an Intersectional Toolbox
INTRODUCTIONThe historical narrative of the United States is replete with examples of revolution- peaceful and otherwise-as the disadvantaged pursue equality. Gender fairness is rarely only about gender but is instead multiple attributes intersecting...
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Start Spreading the News: New York Has Gone to Pot
Introduction3While the benefits of marijuana are being debated in political circles, states are offering a potpourri of policies. One of the most innovative programs has been enacted by New York State. New York has always been a cultural leader for America....
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Legal Life after Death: Publicity, Physical, and Digital Assets
IntroductionTechnological developments are rapidly advancing the very real possibility of human life extension and the preservation of some form of "personhood" into the indefinite future. Apart from biology and the philosophy of personhood, right now...
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Trade Dress: Rising from the Ashes
I.INTRODUCTIONMost businesspeople are aware of the traditional areas of intellectual property: patents, copyrights, trademarks, service marks, and trade secrets. But many of these same people are not aware of another area of IP law that is becoming increasingly...
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From the Editor-in-Chief. . .
This is the 9th volume of the Southern Journal of Business and Ethics, an official publication of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business. The Journal is being published in hardcopy and electronically on the Southern Academy's web page at http://www.salsb.org.The...
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An Exploratory Study: Moral Disengagement Levels in Accounting Majors
Cases of corporate fraud and unethical business practices have become an increasing concern among our global community, and continue despite efforts to stop them (e.g., Enron, 2001; HealthSouth, 2003; AIG, 2005; WorldCom 2005; Lehman Brothers, 2008;...
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Religion and the Workplace: Examining a Model to Mitigate Discrimination
I.Introduction"As workplaces continue to become more diverse, religion is becoming a significant workplace issue."Society for Human Resource Management, 2016In today's diverse and complex workplace, providing a tolerant and productive work environment...
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A Classic American Department Store's Resurgence to Glory: Using Social Media and Online Advertising Strategies to Generate Revenue
INTRODUCTIONRetail Industry BackgroundThe department retail store in America has changed dramatically over the last few years. The impact of the Great Recession of 2008 coupled with the maturing of the internet has mortally mangled many retail icons...
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Mediation Madness Iii: Managing Microwave Mediation
I. IntroductionMediation offers an alternative to the rigors of formal litigation in a courtroom. It has become a successful conflict resolution tool because it provides an opportunity to resolve virtually any issue in "a cost effective and timely manner."1...
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Exploring Success Factors for Women in Family Firms
INTRODUCTIONWomen are increasingly participating in family businesses leadership. Research shows that 24% of family businesses are led by a female CEO or president. Also, 31.3% of family businesses surveyed indicate that the next successor will be a...
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It's All about the Benjamins: How Student-Athletes Can Generate Income through Self-Employment
INTRODUCTIONCollegiate athletics is a billion-dollar industry. The bulk of the revenue is obtained through media deals, merchandising, licensing, and ticket sales. A clear majority of the revenue generated goes to the colleges, coaches, athletic programs,...
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