What have we learned about business and ethics from the pandemic discussion series: Part one

Work in Progress with Christopher Wong Michaelson

Jul 14 2022 • 1 hr 19 mins

As much as the COVID-19 pandemic has brought out the best and worst in human behavior, it has also brought out the best and worst in business behavior. This discussion series seeks to learn from the ethical successes and failures of business during the pandemic to guide the future promise and purpose of business.

Series facilitators, Christopher Michaelson and Harry Van Buren III, the Barbara and David A. Koch Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business, convene nationally recognized thought leaders from business, medicine, academia, and civil society to explore ethical challenges that faced and continue to face business.

In part one of this series, Michaelson and Van Buren are joined by Alison Taylor, Executive Director Ethical Systems at NYU Stern School of Business, and Ed Freeman, University of Virgina Darden School of Business Elis & Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, and Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society, to discuss profit and price-gouging during the pandemic and to what extent the cost of doing business has been externalized onto stakeholders.

Thanks for listening to Work in Progress with Christopher Wong Michaelson.