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From the Editor – Issue 47

Al Erisman outlines the topics of the current issue.

Dear Ethix – Issue 47

Readers note issues of intellectual property, electronic transactions, workplace collaboration, and defeating corporate corruption.

TechWatch: Do We Still Need New Office Buildings?

Al Erisman contends that buildings, technology, and culture need to be combined in a careful brew to create the business benefits being sought today.

Al Weiss: Getting Serious About Creating Fun at Disney

Al Weiss discusses the creative culture found in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

NewsNotables – Issue 47

Ethical Breaches Pose Dilemma for Boards: When to Fire a CEO?
The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2006
RadioShack CEO Quits After Probe
The Wall Street Journal, February 21, 2006
Fewer Chiefs Also Serving as Chairman
The New York Times, March 17, 2006
Death by Smiley Face: When Rivals Disdain Profit
Richard Siklow, New York Times, April 3, 2006

InReview – Issue 47

The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility by David Vogel
Disney War
by James B. Stewart
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Serenity, Directed by Joss Whedon

Ethix Forum – Issue 47

“It has been almost five years since the current wave of ethical scandals hit U.S. companies starting with Enron. Since that time, many new laws have been passed. Are we now less vulnerable to corporate corruption? Why or why not?

Can I Be Fired for My Position on a Political Issue?

If you a conflicting political view from the position your boss holds, does he or she have the right to fire you?