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College of Business presents "Are B-Schools to Blame for Enron?"

Loyola press release - November 9, 2006

Are "B-Schools" to Blame for Enron?

Loyola University New Orleans College of Business presents “Are B-Schools to Blame for Enron?”, a lecture by Ian Maitland, Professor at the Carlson School of Management on Monday, November 13, from 7-9 p.m. in Miller Hall, Room 114. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Are changes in the curriculum of Business Schools over the past two decades responsible for the recent corporate scandals? That is the charge made recently by several leading scholars, notably the late Sumantra Ghoshal of London Business School and Jeffrey Pfeffer of Stanford. Both these critics claim that theories of the firm and management grounded in economics and finance have permeated business schools and have undermined students' sense of moral responsibility.

Ian Maitland is Professor at the Carlson School of Management and Director of the Tocqueville Center at the University of Minnesota where he teaches business ethics and international business. He has a B.A. from Oxford, Ph.D. from Columbia, and J.D. from the Concord University Law School. He has written most recently "Japan's stakeholder economy" in the Journal of Private Enterprise. His publications include The Causes of Industrial Disorder (Routledge, 1983) and many articles.