O’Hara Lecture Series to open with examination of outsourcing

Author: Dennis K. Brown


The annual Cardinal OHara Lecture Series in Business Ethics at the University of Notre Dame will begin with a panel presentation by four Mendoza College of Business faculty members on the issues associated with outsourcing.p. The presentation, at 7 p.m. Sept. 1 (Wednesday) in the colleges Jordan Auditorium, is titled “Economic, Operational and Ethical Implications of Outsourcing/Offshoring” and will feature Jeffrey Bergstrand, professor of finance; Lee Krajewski, William and Cassie Daley Professor of Manufacturing Strategy; Patrick E. Murphy, C.R. Smith II Co-Director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide and professor of marketing; and Rev. Oliver F. Williams, C.S.C., associate professor of management and director of the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business.p. The series will continue throughout the fall semester with five more presentations by prominent business executives. The lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Jordan Auditorium, unless otherwise noted. They are as follows:p. Sept. 21 “A Stake in the Game of Business,” Jack Stack, president and chief executive officer of SRC Holdings Corp., an employee-owned company that supplies remanufactured engines to the transportation industries. Stack and Bo Burlingham are the co-authors of two bestsellers about business: “A Stake in the Outcome” and “The Great Game of Business.”p. Sept. 29 “Corporate Governance at Pfizer,” Margaret M. “Peggy” Foran, vice president of corporate governance and secretary of Pfizer, Inc. Prior to joining Pfizer in July 1997, Foran served as associate general counsel and assistant secretary of ITT Corp.p. Oct. 27 “Ethical Leadership During a Corporate Crisis,” Michael Buckley, group chief executive of Allied Irish Banks (AIB), Dublin, Ireland. Buckley is a former managing director of NCB Stockbrokers and AIBs Capital Markets Division. AIB employs 31,000 people in more than 1,000 locations.p. Nov. 2 “Business Ethics for a Publicly Traded Company,” Alan Graf, executive vice president and chief financial officer of FedEx Corp. Graf also is a member of FedExs five-person Executive Committee.p. Nov. 16 (Giovanini Commons) “An Alternative Leadership Model for the 21st Century: Keeping Your Sanity, Sense of Humor and Soul in the Marketplace,” Robert Catell, chief executive officer of KeySpan Corp., one of the nations largest energy providers. Catell is a co-author of “The CEO and the Monk: One Companys Journey to Profits and Purpose.”p. Sponsored by the John A. Berges Endowment, the OHara Lecture Series is organized by Notre Dames Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide and its Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business. All lectures are free and open to the public.p.

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