Manning School of Business News and Highlights

Winners of the fifth annual Darkside Video Case Competition
(L-R) Gabriel Bagnell, Taylor Hachey, Lier Ye, Ella Murphy, and Jack Hill

The fifth annual Darkside Video Case Competition was won by Organizational Behaviour students Gabriel Bagnell, Taylor Hachey, Jack Hill, Ella Murphy, and Lier Ye. Their team offered a provocative examination of the ethics of the globalized trade in coffee, cacao, and fruit, particularly through the lens of poverty, human trafficking, violence against children and indigenous people. The winning team’s topic, one judge said, was very original and was able to link multiple…organizational behaviour concepts together in a unique way. The breakdown of the concepts into different cases helped add strength to their argument, creating a video that was both interesting and informative. Cases from the darkside of business include the adverse effect on workers in poorly managed organizations, assaults on the environment and the vulnerable, as well as the questionable ethical behaviour of corporate executives. Professors Paul Callaghan and Kendra Carmichael, along with fourth-year honours student Maya Basa, were this year’s judges. The competition is organized by Dr. Kelly Dye and Dr. Jim Grant.

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Founded in 1957, the Manning School at Acadia University is home to over 600 students from over 20 countries. With 23 faculty members from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds, the Manning School offers small classes that encourage concentrated interaction between students and faculty. Our students have opportunities to learn outside the classroom through co-op placements, projects with local enterprises, and international exchanges. Firmly rooted in a rich institutional legacy that personifies the very essence of a liberal education, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program at Acadia is challenging and flexible, allowing students to explore a broad range of interests and producing well-rounded graduates who are well-positioned to pursue varied professional opportunities. Our graduates work in leadership roles across Canada and around the globe, with many having made their Acadia BBA degree a pathway to prestigious graduate programs.