Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics

Student Ethics Competitions

Arrupe Center Annual Student Ethics Paper Competitions

Graduate Student Ethics Paper Competition

Eligibility

The competition is open to ALL HSB graduate students, including those graduating in December, in ALL graduate business majors and programs.

Graduate students compete for the following monetary awards:

First Prize:       $2,000
Second Prize:   $1,500
Third Prize:      $1,000

Undergraduate Student Ethics Paper Competition

Eligibility

The competition is open to ALL HSB undergraduate students, including those graduating in May, in ALL undergraduate business majors and programs.

Undergraduate students compete for the following monetary awards:

First Prize:       $1,500
Second Prize:   $1,000
Third Prize:      $500

General Competition Description

Students are to submit a paper that integrates ethics and social responsibility with a business case or decision. Papers may be based on issues addressed in current or past courses or may be completely independent of any specific course. Papers must include a theoretical analysis that applies ethical principles to the facts of the business case or issue. Papers must also recommend a course of action as ethically superior to other available alternatives.

Recent winning papers are posted here with the permission of the authors. All rights reserved.

Guidelines for Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Fall 2014 Guidelines (GRAD)

Spring 2015 Guidelines (UNDERGRAD)

 


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR BUSINESS ETHICS PAPER COMPETITION WINNERS!

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT - SPRING 2014

1st Place: "Waste Crisis in Campania, Italy: A Social and Environmental Injustice" by Ms. Rosanna J. DeFilippo

2nd Place: "International Child Labor Laws" by Ms. Margaret Carr, Mr. Eric Dethlefs, Ms. Gina Facinellis, Mr. Benjamin Gutowski, Ms. Marina Rufo

3rd Place: "Analyzing Unethical Advertisements and Examining Ethical Business Practices" by Ms. Grace Gunnels

 

GRADUATE STUDENT - FALL 2013:

1st Place: "Espresso Case" by Ms. Alka Kohli, Ms. Amy Junguzza, Mr. Christopher Lopez, Mr. Jeffrey Harakal, and Ms. Karen Gehers

2nd Place: "Placebos in Clinical Trials: Scientific Evidence at the Cost of Patient Well-Being?" by Mr. Arthur Chan

3rd Place TIE: "ABC Company in Russia" by Ms. Ceciley Bradford, Ms. Melanie McCottry, Mr. Mike Palmer, Mr. Mandar Paralkar, and Mr. Aaron Rose

"Ethical Issues Surrounding the Conduct of Pediatric Clinical Studies" by Mr. Karsten Holm


GRADUATE STUDENT - FALL 2012:

1st Place: "Restrictive Access to Parents Who Choose Not to Vaccinate Their Children" by Mr. Marc Cooley

2nd Place: "The Supplement Industry: Maximizing Health or Maximizing Profit?" by Mr. Bob Meller, Ms. Madeline Pinault, Mr. Nick Viscount, and Ms. Haoqiu Zheng

3rd Place: "An Analysis of Ethics in Pharmaceutical Advertising: The Vioxx Case Study" by Ms. Ashley Wahl



GRADUATE STUDENT - FALL 2011:

1st Place: "Business Ethics - The Use of Placebo-Control Group in Pain Studies" by Mr. Joseph Crimmins

2nd Place: "Examining the Ethics of Ghostwriting in the Pharmaceutical Industry" by Dr. Joseph Kim

3rd Place TIE: "Inclusion of Subjects on Trials Not Meeting Criteria" by Ms. Lauren Ey

"Ethical Issues Regarding Clinical Trials: Treatment Group versus Observation Group" by Ms. Thaiying Young

GRADUATE STUDENT - FALL 2010:

1st Place: "Substitution/Interchangeability of Innovator Biologics with Biosimilars: Ethical Considerations" by Ms. Linda Hannemann

2nd Place: "Who's the Boss? Ethical Considerations Regarding user Fees for the Pharmaceutical Industry and Those that Regulate It" by Mr. Erik Marshall

3rd Place TIE: "The Ethics of the Comcast-Net Neutrality Case" by Mr. C. Matthew Palmer

"Organic Paradox" by Ms. Debra Van Camp