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Papers Presented at Business Ethics Conferences

Kathleen Wilburn and Ralph Wilburn presented “The Benefit Corporation: CSR Joins Profit” at the 19th-annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics at Niagara University in Buffalo, New York, and at the SMB Teaching Showcase in 2012.

The Wilburns also presented “Certified B Corporations and B Lab: Certifying Corporate Social Responsibility” at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in San Antonio in 2013.

Papers Published on Scenario Thinking

Kathleen Wilburn and Ralph Wilburn’s paper “Scenarios and Strategic Decision Making” was accepted by the Journal of Management Policy and Practice. Another paper, “Abbreviated Scenario Thinking,” was published in Business Horizons, a journal of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

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Ralph Wilburn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Management

Phone: 512-233-1638

Education
  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1991
  • MA in Human Resources Management at Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, 1978
  • BA in Social Psychology at Park College, Parkville, Montana, 1976
Why I Teach

Although my classes are structured, I realize that each student is a unique individual and has specific needs. Since many of my students are working adults with many commitments, I am as flexible as possible and work individually with them to help them discover their talent and achieve success. However, as adults they have the final responsibility for their success.

My goal is to help students be able to apply ethical principles and critical thinking to their business decisions, solve real-world problems and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

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