Effects of Hurricane Harvey on Company Ethics
Business Ethics / Corporate Social Responsibility

Effects of Hurricane Harvey on Company Ethics

Many people know that as the transition between seasons (Summer and Fall) begins to occur, hurricanes become more frequent and even more disastrous. In the peak of hurricane season, a category 5 hurricane drastically affected the gulf-region of America. It has been almost two months since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast and large parts … Continue reading

Toyota Targets Ethnic Groups with New Advertisements. Will Other Companies Follow?
Advertising / Business Ethics / marketing

Toyota Targets Ethnic Groups with New Advertisements. Will Other Companies Follow?

Toyota recently released four different commercials for their new 2018 Toyota Camry. But these are not your run of the mill advertisements; Toyota tailored each commercial to appeal to several different ethnic groups. The goal was, “to tap into drivers’ emotions and the sensations they will feel when driving the vehicle.” Each commercial was specifically … Continue reading

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep
Business Ethics / Campus News

Market Manipulations: History that Doesn’t Put You to Sleep

How does one construct a monopoly? A good place to begin searching would be to consider past examples. Carnegie or Rockefeller would be a start; both managed costs closely and used a variety of unscrupulous means to destroy competition. Was there any other another potential path to building large companies in the Gilded Age of … Continue reading

Pittsburghers Gentrifying and Promoting Pittsburgh?  What This Means for Everyone Involved.
Business Ethics / Corporate Social Responsibility

Pittsburghers Gentrifying and Promoting Pittsburgh? What This Means for Everyone Involved.

Nearly everyone knows that Pittsburgh has been undergoing a transformation for some time.  From the last steel mill closing in Southside in 1997 to companies like Uber, Apple, Disney and now Ford moving into the city (the latter making a $1 billion investment in Pittsburgh-based autonomous-vehicle research firm Argo AI[1]), Pittsburgh has certainly been reinventing … Continue reading

The Fiduciary Rule is Necessary to Protect Consumers from Advisor Conflicts of Interest
Business Ethics / Economics / Finance

The Fiduciary Rule is Necessary to Protect Consumers from Advisor Conflicts of Interest

On February 3rd of this year, President Trump ordered the Department of Labor to delay and review the Fiduciary Rule. The regulation, enacted by President Obama last year, was set to go into effect on April 10, 2017, but now faces delay for six months. This delay is being widely interpreted as an attempt by … Continue reading

Should Businesses Meddle With Politics?
Business Ethics / Marketing / Public Relations

Should Businesses Meddle With Politics?

We all know the old adage, “Don’t talk politics or religion in public.” Why? Comments made in these conversations usually result in heated arguments, hurt feelings, or in this case, a change in your business’ image – either for better or worse. In 2012, Chick-fil-A CEO and devout evangelical Christian, Dan Cathy, made headlines when … Continue reading

From Uber to Sears: The Business Cycle from the Perspective of an Investor
Business Ethics / Economics / Finance

From Uber to Sears: The Business Cycle from the Perspective of an Investor

Disclaimer: Stock prices are updated as of 10/3/16. The opinions stated in this article do not reflect the opinions of the Pitt Business Review and should not be taken as investment advice by a registered professional. When you wake up every morning and go out into the world, you often don’t think of the companies … Continue reading