Smoke Screen

TitleSmoke Screen
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsConnolly, P, Althaus, RA, Brinkman, A, Ladenson, R, Skipper, RB
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
AbstractAs universities across the U.S. deal with strained budgets, Virginia Commonwealth University entered into an agreement with the tobacco company Phillip Morris. In return for funding support, the agreement bars professors from talking and writing about research funded by the company,intellectual property from this research goes directly to the company, and administrators must report to the company any interest in the research by third parties. Though this agreement violates research policies of the University and the rights of researchers to publish about their research, the university expects many long-term benefits from their relationship with Phillip Morris.
NotesCase Study prepared for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Championship, 2010
OEC Unique IdentifierAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics, Ethics Bowl
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