Articles by Jere E. Yates, PhD
Jere E. Yates, PhD, founded the undergraduate business administration program on Pepperdine University's Malibu campus in 1973. He chaired that division for 27 years. His PhD is from Boston University, and he currently serves once again as head of the undergraduate business program in Malibu and as Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior. He has been an active organizational development consultant for 40 years. His book on Managing Stress was the book-of-the-year selection for the American Management Association. He resides in Westlake Village, CA, with his wife of 50 years and has three children and four grandchildren. He is a founding member of the University Church of Christ and serves on the board of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP). He is an avid golfer and tennis player.
Ethics programs have arisen in response to outcry over the perceived unethical behavior of American business. The rapid response is encouraging, though issues have emerged.
Ethics programs are most effective when they flow out of a culture that values practicing business legally and ethically. However, there are a number of ethical issues which are themselves raised by ethics programs that demand more visibility and thought if these programs are to be ultimately effective.