The only Business Ethics Case competition in Canada is being hosted by Dalhousie University. The competitive advantage of a sound knowledge of business ethics is something each team member participating in the upcoming Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition (DBECC) will be sure to strive for as their teams vie for top honors. It is an advantage that could serve them well in a time of increased focus on corporate social responsibility as the world struggles to deal with the current credit crisis.
Scheduled for November 13-15, the DBECC is the only business ethics case competition in Canada. Eight universities from the United States and Canada will partake in a three-part case competition which will be judged by volunteers from government, well-known corporations and academic institutions. The students will be required to analyze complex situations in a real-life context. Their presentations will be judged based on ethical, financial, legal, and social consequences of their decisions.
Business Ethics Speaker, Chuck Gallagher, will be the featured keynote speaker for this international event. Gallagher brings a unique perspective to this Business Ethics Case competition. As a motivational keynote speaker and business executive, Chuck’s message contains a blend of motivation, success, choices, consequences, illusions, failure, ethics, and integrity based on personal experience.
This student-run case competition has been months in the planning. Matt White, Chair of DBECC, is very excited for the competition to begin. After building the planning committee in March 2008, his vision has been clear, “We want to help prepare students to make ethical decisions and provide a better face to business in these turbulent times. DBECC is a case competition that is very important to Dalhousie and we want to continue to build a sustainable competition for students to attend in years to come.”
The participating teams will be representing Purdue University, theiversity of Florida, Memorial University, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, The Ivey School of Business, Queen’s University, Bishop’s University and Dalhousie University.