Prof. Stephanie Watts, a Pardee Faculty Fellow and associate professor at Boston University’s School of Management, discussed her research on social responsibility among corporations during an informal lunch gathering on June 17.
Prof. Watts and the Fellows talked about how to use technology as empowerment tools to educate the public on business practices and to ensure social responsibility among corporations. In her work as a Pardee Center Fellow, Prof. Watts is studying the role that emerging technologies, especially information technologies, are playing and can play in ethical consumption. She will focus, in particular, on how emerging technologies can give consumers – in both industrialized and developing countries – new tools for acquiring better information about the products they use and also to better influence the practices of corporations.
This event was part of a series of informal meetings between the Pardee Graduate Summer Fellows and BU faculty members sponsored by the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.