Conference Presentations

Denis Collins, "Designing Ethical Organizations," Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Jacksonville, FL, Februrary 2014.

Denis Collins, James Weber and Rebecca Zambrano, “Teaching Business Ethics Online: Perspectives on Course Design, Delivery, Student Engagement, and Assessment,” Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Jacksonville, FL, February 2014.

Denis Collins, "Certifying Ethical Organizations: Current Status and the Next Steps," Society for Business Ethics, Boston, MA, August 2012

Denis Collins, "The 'Optimal Ethics System' Check-Up: A Risk Management and Performance Quality Benchmarking Tool," Society for Business Ethics, Chicago, IL, August 2009.

Denis Collins, “The Failure of a Socially Responsive MNC Gold Mining Company in El Salvador: Ramifications of NGO Mistrust,” National Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2009. 

Denis Collins, “Eco-Olympics at Edgewood College,” Sharing Environmental Excellence at Wisconsin College and University Campuses, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, June 2009.

Denis Collins, “What would you have done if employed at Enron? – How to Teach Business Ethics and Ethical Decision Making,” 10th Biennial Dominican Colleges Colloquium, Friday, June 2008.

 Denis Collins, Elizabeth Tryon & Jennifer Krebs, “How to Motivate Environmental Change on Campus: A Case Study at Edgewood College,” Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability Conference, Luther College, April 2008.

Denis Collins & Courtney Moffatt, “Engaging the Business Community by Greening the Campus: The Edgewood College Experience,” Annual International Conference on Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, June 2006.

Denis Collins, “Community-Based Learning at Edgewood College: The College-Wide Effort and Some Examples in Business” at the Biennial Dominican Colleges Colloquium, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, June 2004.

 Denis Collins, “The Ethical Superiority and Inevitability of Workplace Democracy,” National Academy of Management, All-Academy Session, Seattle, Washington, August 2003.

 Denis Collins, “What Business Leaders and Ethicists Can Learn from Nontraditional Theologians and Spiritualists.” Society for Business Ethics, Boston, August 1997.

 Denis Collins, “Teaching Social Issues in Management to Executive MBAs,” National Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1996.

 Brian Shaffer & Denis Collins, “Community Service for Business School Students: Activity Based Learning about the Interdependence of Colleges, Corporations, and Communities,” National Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1996.

 Denis Collins, “Capitalism, Conflicts of Interest and Mediating Structures: From Adam Smith to Citizen Panels.” Society for Business Ethics, Dallas, August 1994.

Denis Collins, “Community Involvement Projects as a Method for Reducing Barriers to Understanding,” National Academy of Management, All-Academy Showcase Symposium, Jointly sponsored by Social Issues in Management and Management Education and Development Divisions, Dallas, Texas, August 1994.

 Denis Collins, “Business & Society/Business Ethics Courses in AACSB Schools: 20 Years at the Crossroads,” National Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division, Dallas, Texas, August 1994.

 Denis Collins, “Overcoming Obstacles in Conducting Radical (Liberal or Conservative) Business & Society Research.”  International Association for Business and Society, Hilton Head, SC, March 1994.

 Denis Collins, “Serving the Homeless and Low-Income Housing Communities Through Business & Society Class Projects: The Madison Plan.” International Association for Business and Society, Hilton Head, SC, March 1994.

 Denis Collins, “The Organizational Implications of Adopting Democratic Structures, Incentives and Values: A Case Study.”  Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, New School for Social Research, New York, New York, March 1993.

 Denis Collins, “Subsidiarity and Nationalism in the Formation of a Unified Europe: Views from Europe and Comparison with United States History.”  International Association for Business and Society, San Diego, CA, March 1993.

 Denis Collins & John Barkdull, “Resolving Ethical Dilemmas Regarding Environmental Issues: Adam Smith Revisited.” Society for Business Ethics, Las Vegas, August 1992.

 Denis Collins, “The Socio-Political Dynamics of Workplace Democracy: Constituent Reactions and Organizational Outcomes at a Gainsharing Facility.”  International Association for Business and Society, Leuven, Belgium, June 1992.

 Denis Collins & John Barkdull, “Adam Smith and Environmental Ethics: Is the Liberal Social Contract Adequate to the Environmental Problem?”  Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, Illinois, March 1992.

 Denis Collins, “The Conceptualization of Company Social Performance: A Model that Narrows the Communication Gap Between Theory and Practice.”  National Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division, Miami, Florida, August 1991.

 Denis Collins, “Corporate Dictators in Democratic Societies: A Problem of Conflicting Social Philosophies -- A Preliminary Analysis.”  International Association for Business and Society, Sundance, Utah, March 1991.

 Denis Collins, Kathleen Getz, Lyman Reed, William Oberman & Robert Toy, “Theoretical and Empirical Studies in Research in Corporate Social Performance and Policy: An Integration and Critique of a Decade of Research.”  National Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division, Washington, D.C., August 1989.

 Denis Collins, Timothy L. Ross & Lyman Reed, “The Decision to Implement Gainsharing: Is There a Governing Factor?”  National Academy of Management, Organization Development Division, Washington, D.C., August 1989.

 Denis Collins, “A Political Theory of a Firm: The Values Embedded in Traditionally Managed Companies and Two Modern Alternatives, Libertarianism and Communitarianism.”  Society for Business Ethics, Washington, D.C., August 1989.

 Larry Hatcher, Timothy L. Ross & Denis Collins, “Prosocial Organizational Behavior, Job Complexity, and the Contribution of Performance Improvement Suggestions.” South Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., March 1989.

 Denis Collins, Timothy L. Ross & Ruth Ann Ross, “Who Wants Participative Management?: A Managerial Perspective.”  National Academy of Management, Organization Behavior Division, Anaheim, California, August 1988.

 Denis Collins, “Original Intent: The Social Contract between Government and Business Formulated by Adam Smith.” Society for Business Ethics, Anaheim, California, August 1988.

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