Arrupe Center Annual Fall Graduate Student Ethics Paper Competition
Each fall, the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics accepts applications from HSB graduate business students for papers that integrate issues of ethics and social responsibility into their Haub School of Business coursework. Announcements regarding the competition begin in early September, at the beginning of the fall term. Students compete for the following monetary awards:
First Prize: $2,000
Second Prize: $1,500
Third Prize: $1,000
The competition is open to ALL HSB graduate students, including those graduating in December, in ALL graduate business majors and programs.
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—regardless, the papers must be distinct from assigned coursework. 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.
Submissions derived from current or past coursework are acceptable as long as they meet the paper guidelines below. Note that paper submissions are not eligible to be considered "extra credit" work for a class.
Submissions may come from individuals or groups. Awards for winning groups would be evenly divided among all authors. Only one submission per individual or group per semester is permitted.
Recent winning papers are posted here with the permission of the authors. All rights reserved.
Guidelines for Fall 2013
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATE STUDENT BUSINESS ETHICS PAPER COMPETITION WINNERS!
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
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
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
No awards were presented for the Fall 2009 competition.
FALL 2008 GRADUATE STUDENT ETHICS PAPER COMPETITION WINNERS:
1st Place: "Pay for Delay: Ethical Considerations for a Common Practice in the Pharmaceutical Industry" by Mr. Joe Powers
2nd Place: "Is the Pharmaceutical Industry Off the Mark with Off-Label Education?" by Ms. Kristine Dorward
3rd Place: "Can International Business and Globalization Be Ethical and Make Social and Financial Progress for Third-World Women?" by Ms. Gail Crane