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    Political Contributions and Defense Contractors, and No-Bid Contracts: A Social Network Analysis.Virginia Gerde & R. Spencer Foster - 2006 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 17:215-220.
    What role do political campaign contributions make in generating and maintaining political capital? Are no-bid contracts awarded to more influential defensecontractors? We explore these questions by conducting a social network analysis of defense contractors and their political campaign contributions to U.S. Representatives and Senators. Using a model of political capital from Rehbein, Schuler, and Doh (2005), we operationalize network ties in terms of political contributions and the relative influence of legislators and defense contractors.
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    X-Men Ethics: Using Comic Books in Teaching Business and Society.Virginia W. Gerde & R. Spencer Foster - 2006 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 17:297-302.
    A modern form of narrative, comic books, are used to communicate, discuss, and critique issues in business and society. A description of comic books as a legitimate medium is followed by a discussion of the pedagogical uses of comic books. The strengths of the pedagogy include crossing cultural barriers, understanding the complexity of individual decision-making and organizational influences, and the universality of dilemmas and values. We provide an initial source for educators on the topics, comic books, plotlines, and other commentary (...)
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    Fertile Ground: A Social Network Analysis of Generations of the Environmental Movement.R. Spencer Foster - 2012 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 23:203-214.
    The environmental movement continues to be a dynamic force for protection of the environment despite new organizations emerging from the “birthing” process of the formation of new groups via factions and schisms. I focus on two aspects of the evolution of the environmental movement: how do new organizations emerge from existing environmental groups via benevolent or divisive mechanisms; and, which organizations produce new organizations? I develop a family tree of the American environmental movement from 1955 – 2005 and identify the (...)
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    The New Bone Wars: The Role of Professional Jurisdiction in the Sale of Vertebrate Fossils.R. Spencer Foster & Virginia W. Gerde - 2009 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 20:207-217.
    We examine the role of professional jurisdiction in the convergence of science and business by exploring the relationship between professional jurisdiction and ethical decision-making. We apply the concept of professional jurisdiction (Abbott 1988) to the turf wars over vertebrate fossils among professional fossil collectors, vertebrate paleontologists, and the professional associations. We posit a series of hypotheses relating to how perceptions of professional jurisdiction influence stakeholders’ ethical decision-making frameworks concerning the sale and purchase of vertebrate fossils, as well as how professional (...)
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