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    "I Didn't Know" and "I Was Only Doing My Job": Has Corporate Governance Careened Out of Control? A Case Study of Enron's Information Myopia. [REVIEW]John Alan Cohan - 2002 - Journal of Business Ethics 40 (3):275 - 299.
    This paper discusses internal dynamics of the firm that contribute to the failure of knowledge conditions, using the Enron scandal as a case study. Ability of the board to effectively monitor conduct at operational levels includes various dynamics: senior management being isolated from those at operational levels; individuals pursuing subgoals that are contrary to overall corporate goals; information flow along a narrow linear channel that effectively forecloses adverse information from getting to senior management; a corporate culture of intimidation, discouraging open (...)
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  2. Towards a New Paradigm in the Ethics of Women's Advertising.John Alan Cohan - 2001 - Journal of Business Ethics 33 (4):323 - 337.
    This paper identifies the ethical issues involved with women's advertising, and argues that ads can be successful in generating sales without portraying women as things or as mere sex objects, and without perpetuating various weakness stereotypes. A paradigm shift in advertising appears to be at hand. This new model replaces images of women as submissive or constantly in a need of alteration, with a move to reinstate beauty as a natural thing, not an unattainable ideal. This paper also reviews general (...)
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    Is Hunting a “Sport”?John Alan Cohan - 2003 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (2):291-326.
    This essay discusses the question of whether hunting is a competitive sport. The discussion approaches this issue from several angles. The author asserts that there is an anthropomorphic fallacy that the “superiority” of human beings justifies the “right” to exploit animals. The discussion turns to an historical analysis of how hunting emerged as a “sport.” The author discusses evolving standards of what constitutes acceptable forms of amusement, and the basis of moral criticisms of hunting. The author then claims that the (...)
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    Ethics of Genetic Enhancement of Aptitudes and Personality Traits.John Alan Cohan - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Research 30 (Supplement):27-35.
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    Is the Convergence Advocacy Model of Corporate Governance the Right Model for Globalization?John Alan Cohan - 2003 - Business and Professional Ethics Journal 22 (2):9-20.