Around Webster: Smith’s Corporate Responsibility Coffee Experiment; Werner’s Play Staged

| February 5, 2015

Recent professional accomplishments by members of the Webster University community include:

Smith Paper on Corporate Responsibility in Fortune, Time, Fast Company

Can being aligned with a cause customers hold dear make them more forgiving of a company’s mistakes? That’s one of the questions investigated by Dustin Smith, assistant professor in Management in Webster’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, through two experiments in a coffee shop.

Smith, an expert in corporate social responsibility, is co-author of a paper, “It’s All Good: Corporate Social Responsibility Promotes Positive Responses to Service Failures among Value-Aligned Customers,” published in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

The outcome of the study was covered by Fortune, in Time, and Fast Company magazines.

Werner’s Musical Comedy Hits Stage

Steve Werner, who teaches in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, will see his latest play staged this weekend. “Tobit’s Triumph,” a musical comedy billed as “the greatest Bible story you’ve never heard of,” will be performed Feb. 6-8 at the Ivory Theatre at 7620 Michigan Ave.

Tickets are available through Contact Werner at


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