Articles and Reports

"Entrepreneurship Strategy" After consulting with Living Way, a microenterprise organization in South Africa, students Mallory James and Kley Sippel produced a report on enhanced entrepreneurship strategies in Masiphumelele. Their project was overseen by Dr. John Knapp.

"Samford University’s Mann Center: Promoting a Culture of Integrity" Writing in Ethos, the monthly newsletter of the International Center for Academic Integrity, Azalea Hulbert and Dr. John Knapp discuss the Mann Center's ongoing efforts to promote a culture of academic integrity at Samford.

"Repairing our Stewardship of Creation: Abrahamic Social Thought and the Global Economic Crisis" As part of the Caux Round Table’s 2010 Scholars’ Retreat, Dr. John Knapp joined other theologians from Jewish, Christian and Islamic traditions to produce a statement calling for reform based on principles of moral capitalism.

"Ethics of Direct Advertising to Consumers" Writing in the journal of the North American Spine Society, Dr. Wilton Bunch examines the problem of direct-to-consumer advertising by manufacturers of prescription drugs and medical devices.  He is an associated scholar of the Mann Center and a professor of philosophy in the Howard College of Arts & Sciences.

Annual Progress Reports The Mann Center produces annual progress reports that highlight accomplishments from the prior academic year. 2011-2012 / 2012-2013


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