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June 2020, Member News

Lauren Taylor Awarded Doctor of Philosophy by Harvard University

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Lauren A. Taylor, 2019 Society for Business Ethics Emerging Scholar and Founders’ Award recipient, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the subject of Health Policy and Management by Harvard University on 28 May 2020.

Dr. Taylor’s dissertation, “Ethical and Strategic Issues in Non-Profit Resource Management,” is comprised of three papers. Using qualitative research and discrete choice experiments, the first two papers characterize the challenges faced by non-profit managers in deciding whether to accept monies that may compromise the organization’s mission or harm its reputation. The third paper develops a normative ethical framework to provide guidance to managers facing such challenges.

The dissertation committee was chaired by David Cutler (Department of Economics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences) and included Nien-hê Hsieh (General Management, Harvard Business School), Margaret Kruk (Department of Global Health and Population, T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Christopher Winship (Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences). Starting July 2020, Dr. Taylor is scheduled to begin a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science at NYU Langone Medical Center.