2013 IBECC

2013 IBECC

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


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-Messadi 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: University of California, Irvine – The Paul Merage School of Business, Create Future of Play - Waste Toy Management
Runner-up:  INSEAD (France), Barrick Gold and the Pascua-Lama Gold Mine 

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. 

  • IBECC 2013 Field

    2013 IBECC FIELD

    * denotes international team

     

    California State University, Chico (Undergraduate)
    Chico, California
    Hospital Pricing for Uninsured Lists

    Central European University* (Graduate)
    Budapest, Hungary
    Teck Metals - Pollution and Its Impact

    College of the Holy Cross (Undergraduate)
    Worcester, Massachusetts
    BP Gulf Coast Marketing Campaign and Its Context Within the Company's Economics Liabilities

    Copenhagen Business School* (Graduate)
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Maersk Anti-Piracy in the Indian Ocean

    Dartmouth College (Graduate)
    Hanover, New Hampshire

    Dartmouth College (Undergraduate)
    Hanover, New Hampshire
    Ware Is the Money? Would Revenue Sharing Decrease the Exploitation of NCAA Athletes?

    Global Business School of Barcelona* (Graduate)
    Barcelona, Spain
    Corporate Social Responsibility in Healthcare

    Golden West College (Undergraduate)
    Huntington Beach, California
    Deforestation for Dessert: The Use of Palm Oil in Girl Scout Cookies

    INSEAD* (Graduate)
    Fontainebleau, France
    Barrick Gold and the Pascua-Lama Gold Mine

    Loyola Marymount University (Undergraduate and Graduate)
    Los Angeles, California

    McKendree University (Undergraduate)
    Lebanon, Illinois
    Unhealthy Eating Habits and Restaurant Responsibility

    Middle Eastern Technical University (Undergraduate)
    Ankara, Turkey
    Competition in Healthcare: Quadruple Limb Transplant Case

    Montgomery College (Undergraduate)
    Takoma Park, Maryland
    The Problems Associated with Carnival Cruise Line’s Short-Term Crisis Management and Their Long-Term Approach to Its Stakeholders

    Pennsylvania State University (Undergraduate)
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    The Grand Experiment: A Growing Concern with Monsanto, GMOs, and Herbicides

    RMIT University, Vietnam / International University- Vietnam National University* (Undergraduate)
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Transfer Pricing Activities of FDI companies in Vietnam

    Santa Barbara City College (Undergraduate)
    Santa Barbara, California
    Marketing Google "Glass"

    Simon Fraser University – Beedie School of Business* (Graduate)
    Vancouver, Canada
    All Glitters Is Not Gold: The Social Implications of Mining

    St. Edward's University (Graduate)
    Austin, Texas
    The NFL & “Mild” Traumatic Brain Injury

    State University of New York at Potsdam (Undergraduate)
    Potsdam, New York
    Ethical Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry: The Generic Drug Compounding Crisis

    The Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine (Graduate)
    Irvine, California
    Sustainability in Motor Sports

    University of Florida (Undergraduate)
    Gainesville, Florida
    Conflicting Responsibilities to Stakeholders: Systemic IPO Underpricing Examined Through the Case of Goldman Sachs and eToys

    University of Navarra* (Undergraduate)
    Barcelona, Spain
    The Controversial Way to Enhance Pepsi flavor

    University of Oxford* (Graduate)
    Oxford, United Kingdom
    Ethics in Chicken Meat Production and Advertising

    University of St. Thomas (Graduate)
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Violent Video Games: Ethical Implications for an Acquisition

    University of St. Thomas (Undergraduate)
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Chocolate and Child Labor 

    Warwick Business School* (Graduate)
    Coventry, United Kingdom
    Social Networking & the States: Friends, Enemies or Partners?

  • Schedule

    2013 IBECC SCHEDULE

    IBECC will be held in conjunction with the Sponsoring Partner Forum of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association. The registration fee of $1650 will be waived for IBECC teams and students may attend the conference at no cost.  The ECOA Sponsoring Partners Forum is an exclusive conference and will take place at the Loews Hotel  on Coronado Island.  We will be providing a free shuttle to provide transportation between the Marriott and the Loews.  Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to learn about organizational ethics and to network with professionals in the field.  Further information about the ECOA can be found at http://www.theecoa.org.

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

    ECOA Conference Sessions
    1:30 - 2:30 pm and 4:30 - 5:30 pm
    Loews

    IBECC Welcome Event
    8pm
    Marriott (Tidelands Room)

    THURSDAY, MAY 9

    ECOA Conference Sessions
    8:45 am - 4:30 pm
    Loews

    IBECC Full Presentations
    8am-6:15 pm
    Marriott (Board Room, Silver Strand, White Swan, Tidelands, and Coronado rooms)

    IBECC 90 Second Competitions
    6:30pm-7:30pm
    Marriott (Board Room, Silver Strand, White Swan, Tidelands, and Coronado rooms)

    IBECC 10 Minute Presentation
    8pm- 9:30pm
    Marriott (Board Room, Silver Strand, White Swan, Tidelands, and Coronado rooms)

     

    FRIDAY, MAY 10

    ECOA Forum Session
    8:15 - 9:30 am
    Loews

    IBECC Awards Ceremony
    10:30am - 1:00 pm
    Loews

    A free shuttle service will be provided between the Marriott and the Loews.

  • Hotel Information

     

    IBECC 2013 will take place at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa (San Diego, CA).  We have secured a daily rate of $199 for all IBECC participants.  

    Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa

    2000 Second Street · CoronadoCalifornia 92118 USA

    1-619-435-3000

     

    For directions to the Marriott, please visit the Marriott's Maps and Transportation page.

     


  • Sponsors

    A special thanks to all the sponsors

     

    of the International Business Ethics Case Competition,

     

    without whose assistance our event would not be possible!

     

     

    Daniel Koskovich


  • Intramural Schedule

    2013 INTRAMURAL BUSINESS ETHICS CASE COMPETITION SCHEDULE

     

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17
    LOCATION: Hilton 304

    4:30 P.M.
    5 Hour Energy Dietary Supplement
    Joe Dzida, Juan Margitic, Amy Sims, Jonathan Moises Rojas (Undergraduate)

    5:45 P.M.
    E-waste Disposal
    Kristin Alvarado, Savin Damkar, Stephen Louie, Rebecca Siess (Undergraduate)

    7:00 P.M.
    Genetically Modified Seeds.
    Virginia Combs, Emilio Eizner, Sergio Gonzalez, Tim Nguyen (Undergraduate) 

     

    THURSDAY, APRIL 18
    LOCATION: Hilton 100

    6:00 P.M.
    Using Social Media to Screen Potential Employees.
    Neenet Hairapetian, Chris Lyles, Michael Pop, Anthony Tjajadi (Graduate)

    7:15 P.M.
    Monetizing a Website.
    Olivia Bias, Kirstin Harper-Smith, Nancy Pena, Jason Safa (Graduate)

    8:30 P.M.
    Seeking Investors for Software Claiming to Predict Criminal Behavior
    Nick Barker, Brian Kim, Dimi Mavalaksi, Erik Shoquist (Graduate) 

     

    FINAL ROUNDS

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 4:30 P.M.
    LOCATION: St. Roberts 367
    Undergraduate Final Round

    THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 7:15 P.M.
    LOCATION: Hilton 063
    Graduate Final Round