2009 National Proceedings

Selected Refereed Papers Delivered at the 2009 ALSB Annual Conference

Denver, Colorado



Editor’s Forward


The 84rd annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business was held in August 2009, in Denver, Colorado.  


From the papers submitted for presentation, at the 84th annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business those that were submitted for the double-blind review process and accepted for publication are presented below. It is with great pleasure that I present this peer reviewed sample of work that is representative of the high quality of the work done by our colleagues. These papers are representative of the papers accepted for presentation in Denver.


I would like to thank the reviewers for the 2009 ALSB Proceedings.  Your time, consideration, and thoughtfulness make the Proceedings better every year.  Your service to the proceedings and the authors is appreciated more than you will ever know. 


The 2010 annual meeting will be in Richmond, Virginia. I encourage everyone to participate in the ALSB meeting and in the Proceedings for 2010.


We are in need of reviewers and those who would be willing to serve as discussants at the Distinguished Proceedings Sections. Please contact Ronnie Cohen, Christopher Newport University, rcohen@cnu.edu if you have any interest in becoming involved with the proceedings.  I assure that based upon the quality of the work that I have seen you will find it an exciting learning experience as well as a bit of a humbling experience when you become aware of the quality of the work out colleagues are doing.


Daniel Herron

Miami University

April 2010


Index of Papers


Faculty unions: We need a national educational labor law by Elaine Ingulli


Loose lips bring pink slips: Fired for gossip at the office by Rosemary Hartigan and Paula O’Callaghan


Civil disobedience in a business context: Examining the social obligation to obey inane laws by Daniel Ostas


Regulating online commercial speech: Oh, what a tangled web by Robert Sprague and Mary Ellen Wells


Beyond shareholder value: Normative standards for sustainable corporate governance by Robert Sprague


Risk allocation and misplaced emotion: The U.S.’s subprime crisis by Ronnie Cohen and Shannon O’Byrne


Wind farms and NIMBYs: Generating conflict, reducing litigation by Susan Lorde Martin


It’s not just for law school anymore: Moot court and the enhancement of business student skills by Franklyn Salimbene and Amanda Mongell


Why we need a superfund for Hedge Funds by Dale Thompson


US automotive industry bailout programs: Avoiding WTO potholes on the road to economic recovery by Christina Benson



[Cite as:  40 Acad. Legal Stud. In Bus. Nat’l Proc. ____ (2009)]


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