2013 WINNERS

2013 International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC),  May 8 -10, San Diego, CA  

2013 Winners & Runners-up

FULL PRESENTATION COMPETITION

Grad Europe/Airbus Division
Winner: INSEAD (France), Barrick Gold and the Pascua-Lama Gold Mine
Runner-up: Copenhagen Business School (Denmark), Maersk Anti-Piracy in the Indian Ocean

Grad North America-Eurasia/Botts Division
Winner: University of St. Thomas, Violent Video Games: Ethical Implications of an Acquisition
Runner-up: Simon Fraser University- Beedie School of Business (Canada), All That Glitters Is Not Gold: The Social Implication of Mining

Undergrad 1/Elyas-Massadi Division
Winner: State University of New York at Potsdam, Ethical Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Generic Drug Compounding Crisis
Runner-up: University of Navarra (Spain), Pepsi Next, a Controversial Way to Enhance Flavor

Undergrad 2/Emmons Division
Winner: Santa Barbara City College, Marketing Google “Glass”
Runner-up: McKendree University, Unhealthy Eating Habits and Restaurant Responsibility

Undergrad 3/Ernst & Young Division
Winner: Loyola Marymount University, 5 Hour Energy Dietary Supplement
Runner-up: University of Florida, Conflicting Responsibilities to Stakeholders: Systemic IPO Underpricing Examined Through the Case of Goldman Sachs and eToys

90 SECOND COMPETITION

Grad 1/General Mills Division
Winner: University of St. Thomas, Violent Viedo Games: Ethical Implications of an Acquisition
Runner-up: INSEAD (France), Barrick Gold and the Pascua-Lama Gold Mine

Grad 2/Knott Division
Winner: Global Business School of Barcelona (Spain), Corporate Social Responsibility in Healthcare
Runner-up: University of Oxford (United Kingdom), Ethics in Chicken Meat Production and Advertising

Undergrad 1/Koskovich Division
Winner: University of St. Thomas, Using Children to Source Cocoa
Runner-up: Golden West College, Deforestation for Dessert: The Use of Palm Oil in Girl Scout Cookies

Undergrad 2/Kraft Division
Winner: Dartmouth College, Ware Is the Money? Would Revenue Sharing Decrease the Exploitation of NCAA Athletes?
Runner-up: University of Navarra (Spain), Pepsi Next, a Controversial Way to Enhance Flavor

Undergrad 3/Meggitt Division
Winner: Loyola Marymount University, 5 Hour Energy Dietary Supplement
Runner-up: College of the Holy Cross, BP Gulf Coast Marketing Campaign and Its Context Within the Company’s Economics Liabilities

10 MINUTE COMPETITION

Grad 1/Northrop Grumman Division
Winner: INSEAD (France), Barrick Gold and the Pascua-Lama Gold Mine
Runner-up: University of California, Irvine – The Paul Merage School of Business, Children’s Internet Privacy

Grad 2/Raytheon Division
Winner: Simon Fraser University- Beedie School of Business (Canada), All That Glitters Is Not Gold: The Social Implication of Mining
Runner-up: University of St. Thomas, Violent Video Games: Ethical Implications of an Acquisition

Grad 3/St. Jude Division
Winner: Central European University Business School (Hungary), Teck Metals – Pollution and Its Impact
Runner-up: Loyola Marymount University, Online Behaviorally Targeted Advertising

Undergrad 1/United Health Division
Winner: College of the Holy Cross, BP Gulf Coast Marketing Campaign and Its Context Within the Company’s Economics Liabilities
Runner-up: Santa Barbara City College, Marketing Google “Glass”

Undergrad 2/Wells Fargo Division
Winner: Loyola Marymount University, 5 Hour Energy Dietary Supplement
Runner-up: Montgomery College, The Problems Associated with Carnival Cruise Line’s Short-Term Crisis Management and Their Long-Term Approach to Its Stakeholders

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Middle Eastern Technical University (METU), Competition in Healthcare: Quadruple Limb Transplant Case
RMIT University, Vietnam/International University – Vietnam National University, Transfer Pricing Activities of FDI Companies in Vietnam

 

BACKGROUND

The 2013 International Business Ethics Case Competition (IBECC), organized by the The Center for Ethics and Business at Loyola Marymount University, the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas (MN), and the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), was held from May 8-10 in conjunction with the ECOA’s Sponsoring Partner Forum in San Diego, California.  IBECC is the oldest and most-recognized business ethics competition of its kind.

Teams of 3-5 students participated in a variety of competitions (20-to-30 minute presentation followed by Q&A; 10-minute presentation; 90-second presentation), all of which were judged by practicing ethics and compliance professionals. Each team selected a topic from any area of business ethics and described both the problem and a proposed solution. Approximately $12,000 in prize money was awarded to winners and runners-up.

The 2013  IBECC had 25 teams this year. Undergraduate and graduate teams competed in separate divisions. We were pleased to have 10 international teams this year from Canada, Denmark, France, Hungary, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam, two of whom participated via video conference.

Students had the opportunity to learn about organizational ethics by attending ECOA conference sessions and by interacting informally with the world’s leading ethics and compliance officers.

If you are interested in participating in next year’s competition, please contact Kirsten Nordblom (knordblom@lmu.edu or 310.338.2321) or Thomas White (twhite@lmu.edu or 310.338.4523) for more information.