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Dr. Jolene A. Lampton

Professor of Management/Accounting

Parkville Campus
(512) 920-4445

Scholarship Highlights from Jolene

Jolene's impressive career has included published scholarship on a wide variety of topics, including business ethics, strategic finance, values-based management, and more.

Browse selected highlights from her scholarship, and view her full CV below.

Lampton, J. (2017, December 1). The trust gap in organizations. Strategic Finance.

Trust is a cornerstone of business for customers, suppliers, employees, and others who have dealings with an organization. This article explores the modern trust crisis, why leaders need to build trust, and how to handle broken trust.

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Lampton, J. & Babu I. Razack. (2020, February 1). Ethics must be global. Strategic Finance.

Companies that operate in multiple locations around the world need to embrace a single code of ethics and apply it everywhere. This article explores the dangers of multinational companies that operate using different standards in different countries, and provides guidance for ethical global business behavior.

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About Jolene

Dr. Jolene Lampton is a Professor of Management/Accounting at Park University. She works remotely from the Parkville, Missouri campus.

Jolene received her bachelor's degree in Business Education at Truman University before earning her MBA from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and her Ph.D.. in Higher Education from Saint Louis University. Her certifications include the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Jolene has taught at Park University for 20 years and is based in the College of Management. Her research interests include ethics and management accounting. Dr. Lampton holds professional memberships in the AICPA, IMA, Academy of Management, and ACFE.

When she's not teaching or researching, Jolene enjoys spending time with her miniature schnauzer, Mozart!

Wise words from Jolene

"The advice that I learned at a very young age (and it was reaffirmed by one of my graduate students in 2023) is that honesty and transparency are always the best policies."

Lampton, J. (2019, February 1). Strong ethics benefits all stakeholders. Strategic Finance.

Ethics affects every individual, from ­business owners, executives, and employees to suppliers, customers, and competitors. This article explores how organizational leaders can manage stakeholders and support external relationships to contribute to a positive ethical culture.

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Scholar Spotlight

Lampton, J. (2019, May 1). Credibility is paramount. Strategic Finance.

By demonstrating consistency, transparency, and accountability, accountants show colleagues, management, and regulators that they’re credible and trustworthy. This article explores how management accountants and finance professionals can rebuild lost credibility and maintain credible communications that promote high standards of ethics and accountability.

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Lampton, J. (2019, September 1). Transparency is the bedrock of ethics. Strategic Finance.

Transparency can be challenging for leaders when their company faces adversity, but it’s essential for fostering an ethical culture. This article explores how organizational leaders can build trust, boost engagement, and promote a positive workplace culture through transparency.

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