J.S. Nelson

Harvard Business School

Boston, MA 02163

United States

Villanova Law School (on leave 2021-22)

Associate Professor of Law (Business Ethics)

299 N. Spring Mill Road

Villanova, PA 19085

United States

Villanova School of Business

Management & Operations (Courtesy Appointment)

800 Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, PA 19085-1678

United States

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Senior Fellow, Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research

3730 Walnut Street

Room 668 Jon M. Huntsman Hall

Philadelphia, PA 19104-6340

United States

Institute for Corruption Studies

Stevenson Hall 425

Normal, IL 61790-4200

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (22)

1.

The Criminal Bug: Volkswagen's Middle Management

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 26 Apr 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
Downloads 1,224 (21,559)
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Volkswagen, VW, scandal, emissions, defeat device, emissions-control, case study, middle management, management, insulation, entrenchment, coordination, fraud, large-scale wrongdoing, disclosure-based regulation, drive, suppress, dissent, patterns, multinational, cat-and-mouse game, repeat behavior

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Cryptocommunity Currencies

J.S. Nelson, Cryptocommunity Currencies, 105 Cornell L. Rev. 909 (2020).
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 11 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Aug 2020
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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cryptocurrency, cryptocurrencies, securities, commodities, currencies, regulation, sovereign, community

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'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Corporate Crime

Number of pages: 66 Posted: 08 Jun 2017 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2017
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Volkswagen, VW, multinational, scandal, emissions, defeat device, disclosure-based regulation, emissions-control, case study, middle management, management, insulation, coordination, fraud, large-scale wrongdoing, whistleblower, dissent, cat-and-mouse game, repeat behavior

4.

The Dark Side of Compliance

Cambridge Handbook on Compliance (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2020
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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compliance, data, monitoring, culture, norms, wrongdoing, wide-spread, corporate, corporations, board of directors, management, compliance officers, control, methods of control, pressure, incentives, goals

5.

Management Culture and Surveillance

43 Seattle U. L. Rev. 2, 631 (2020) (Berle XI symposium on Corporate Culture).
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 06 Jan 2020 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2020
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
Downloads 201 (193,729)

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business ethics, management, surveillance, white collar crime, technology, history, privacy, autonomy, techniques

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The Normalization of Corruption

J.S. Nelson, The Normalization of Corruption, 25 Journal of Management Inquiry 5, 1 (Special Issue on Corruption, Management and Organizations), (2016)
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 23 Nov 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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behavioral theory, business and government/political economy, law, corporate social responsibility, ethics, corporate culture

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The Intracorporate Conspiracy Trap

36 Cardozo L. Rev. 3, 969 (2015).
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 10 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Paper Dragon Thieves

105 Geo. L.J. 4, 871 (2017)
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 28 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2017
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum

Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 37, No. 249, 2015
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 04 Feb 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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The Corporate Shell Game

Number of pages: 69 Posted: 05 Feb 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
Downloads 138 (265,233)

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Citizens United, corporate law, Hobby Lobby, criminal conspiracy, civil conspiracy, corporate conspiracy, Volkswagen, Libor, financial crisis, DOJ, SEC, securities fraud, securities crime, intracorporate conspiracy, wrongdoing, corporate social responsibility, paper dragon, animation

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Disclosure-Driven Crime

UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2019
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 25 Feb 2019
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
Downloads 124 (287,567)
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Volkswagen, criminal conspiracy, willful blindness, willful blindness instructions, middle management, disclosure, widespread wrongdoing, corporate crime, emissions control, top executives, employee engagement

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The Conflict of Interest Inherent in a Corporation Paying for its Employee's Counsel: A Better Model for Preventing and Addressing Corporate Crime

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. Network, No. Blog, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Law, Management, and Strategy: Collapsing Boundaries and Managing the Interstices

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 23 Aug 2017
Babson College, Copenhagen Business School, Harvard Business School, Oregon State University, College of Business, Concordia University, Quebec - John Molson School of Business and Boston College - Carroll School of Management
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law, management, strategy, interstices

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Protecting Employee Rights and Prosecuting Corporate Crimes: A Proposal for Criminal Cumis Counsel

Berkeley Business Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2013
Number of pages: 68 Posted: 29 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
J.S. Nelson and Richard O. Parry
Harvard Business School and California State University, Fullerton
Downloads 54 (469,406)

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Bringing Ethics Back to Friedman's Call to Purpose for the Next 50 Years

U. Chicago ProMarket, 2020
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 02 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 11 May 2021
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Milton Friedman, corporate purpose, shareholder primacy, unity, form, history, future

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The Management Case for Inclusionary Corporate Purpose

The Management Case for Inclusionary Corporate Purpose, COLUM. L. SCH. BLUE SKY, Mar. 16, 2021.
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 14 May 2021
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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management, corporate purpose, shareholder primacy, Milton Friedman, inclusionary corporate purpose, employee engagement, discretionary effort, retention, profits, gains, innovation, motivation

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Forward to 2021 Norman J. Shachoy Symposium

J.S. Nelson, Forward to 2021 Norman J. Shachoy Symposium, Villanova L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021).
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Sep 2021
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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ethics, business ethics, law practice, legal practice, professionalism, clients, employers, partnerships, law firms, behavioral ethics, behavioral science

19.

The Normalization of Corruption and Wells Fargo's 2 Million False Accounts

Management INK (Forthcoming)
Posted: 07 Dec 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School

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behavioral theory, business and government/political economy, law, corporate social responsibility, ethics, corporate culture

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When Criminal Prosecution of a Business and its Employees Creates a Conflict of Interest: Does Independent Counsel Address the Conflict?

Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Forthcoming
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2014
J.S. Nelson and Richard O. Parry
Harvard Business School and California State University, Fullerton

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International Law and Enterprise Shells: A Proposal for Corporate Liability Reform

Posted: 10 Sep 2014
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School

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Faulty Liability Frameworks for Organizational Employees

Posted: 10 Sep 2014
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School

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Other Papers (12)

Total Downloads: 97
1.

JPMorgan's Witness and the Holes in Corporate Criminal Law

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Frustration with the Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine Distorts Other Areas of Law

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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The Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine and D&O Litigation Incentives

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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The Ethical Slide, Train Tickets, and Helping the Next Generation of Corporate Leaders to Choose Differently

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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The Intracorporate Conspiracy Doctrine and CEO Turnover

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Notes on the Origin of 'The Normalization of Corruption'

Management INK, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 19 Dec 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Law, Business, Government, Politics, Political Economy, Corruption, Ethics, Business, Norms, Social Theory, Courts

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Where are the Prosecutions for Corporate Conspiracy?

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Sex Abuse, Priests, and Corporate Conspiracy

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Fumigating the Criminal Bug: New Research on the Insulation of Volkswagen’s Middle Management

Number of pages: 3 Posted: 21 Dec 2016
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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10.

How We Should Have Tried Monsignor Lynn

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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Corporate Conspiracy Charges for the Financial Crisis

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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The Silenced Connecticut Sex-Abuse Case

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 21 Mar 2015
J.S. Nelson
Harvard Business School
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