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Conference on Moral
Carlson School of
Management, University of Minnesota
May 8-11, 2003
Organizers have invited papers on the use of moral
imagination in business. Papers from all disciplines
including philosophy, psychology, management, and
organizational studies are planned. The conference
will explore how executives can raise concerns within
a company about ethical questions. Sessions will deal
with accounting lapses, IPO irregularities, and
issues raised by the Enron implosion.
ASQ’s 57th Annual Quality
American Society for Quality (ASQ)
May 19-21, 2003
Kansas City, MO
Topics of interest include:
- Management systems for performance excellence
(e.g., standards, Baldrige).
- Technology (business to business, business to
customer, customer/supplier, Internet
- Six Sigma.
- Global applications.
- Basic tools for performance excellence (e.g.,
statistics, problem solving, sampling, inspection
- Advanced tools for performance
IIE Annual Conference
Institute of Industrial Engineers
May 17-19, 2003
This is an opportunity to learn from the experts
in cutting-edge research and hear about the latest in
productivity improvement tools and techniques.
IIE’s annual conference focuses on ideas you
can implement and use immediately to improve your
company’s bottom line. Experience a world-class
educational event that delivers a comprehensive
overview of current cost-effective solutions and
scholarly research. This is the industrial
engineering event of the year.
Improve your bottom line. Learn about the newest
- Lean manufacturing.
- Project management.
- Supply chain.
- Quality and process improvement.
Olsson Center for Applied
An international leader in the field of business
ethics, the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at the
University of Virginia’s Darden School of
Graduate Business Administration serves as a critical
resource for executives, scholars, students, and
Darden alumni who are faced with the challenges of
integrating ethical thinking into business
decision-making. It is ranked among the top academic
centers for the study of ethics.
Here is a series of online tutorials that were
prepared as part of a graduate course in a basic
sciences graduate program. The tutorials are intended
to aid in:
- Developing an effective oral
- Designing effective visual aids for
- Creating an effective poster
A Beginner’s Guide to
This is not a guide on the mechanics of sending
e-mail—which buttons to push or how to attach a
photograph. Those details are different for every
different e-mail software package and are better
handled by manuals for the program. Instead, the
focus is on the content of an e-mail message: how to
say what you need to say. Don’t think of this
as e-mail etiquette (commonly called netiquette)
because these guidelines don’t merely show you
how to be a nice person. These guidelines show you
how to be more efficient, clear, and
Involvement & Participation
The IPA is a center of excellence in the United
Kingdom for organizations developing world-class
strategies for employee involvement and partnership.
The IPA is a not-for-profit organization, which helps
private and public organizations to develop effective
working practices that recognize the vital
contribution of employees and release the full
potential of the work force.