Authors and CEBC project team (left to right): Archie B. Carroll, Ph.D. (University of Georgia), David Rodbourne (Center for Ethical Business Cultures); Kenneth J. Lipartito, Ph.D. (Florida International University), Patricia H. Werhane, Ph.D. (DePaul University); James E. Post, Ph.D. (Boston University); and, Kenneth E. Goodpaster, Ph.D. (University of St. Thomas).
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Kenneth E. Goodpaster holds the David and Barbara Koch Endowed Chair in Business Ethics in the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota. He joined the St. Thomas faculty in 1989. Throughout the 1970s, Goodpaster taught graduate and undergraduate philosophy at the University of Notre Dame; he joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1980. At Harvard, he taught both MBA candidates and executives and developed the second-year elective course, Ethical Aspects of Corporate Policy, as well as the first-year required module, Managerial Decision Making and Ethical Values (1989). At St. Thomas, Goodpaster teaches in undergraduate, MBA, and executive educational programs, including a Great Books Seminar for graduate students in business.
Goodpaster’s research has spanned a wide range of topics, from conceptual studies of ethical reasoning to empirical studies of the social implications of management decision making, and led to numerous books, journal articles, and texts. His newest book is Conscience and Corporate Culture (Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2007). He also wrote Perspectives on Morality (1976); Ethics and Problems of the 21st Century (1979); and Regulation, Values and the Public Interest (1980). His articles have appeared in a wide variety of professional journals, including the Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Thought, Business Ethics Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and others. His textbooks include Ethics in Management (1984) and Policies and Persons: A Casebook in Business Ethics (First Edition 1985, Second Edition 1991, Third Edition 1998 and Fourth Edition, entitled Business Ethics: Policies and Persons, along with the Instructor’s Manual on CD Rom), available from McGraw-Hill (2006).
Goodpaster serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the field of business ethics, and has been active with the Minneapolis-based Center for Ethical Business Cultures and the SAIP Institute, both located at the University of St. Thomas; the Caux Round Table; the International Society for Business, Economics, and Ethics (ISBEE); and the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
Goodpaster earned his A.B. in mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, and his A.M. and Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Michigan.
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Archie B. Carroll is Robert W. Scherer Professor of Management Emeritus and Director, Nonprofit Management and Community Service Program at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Carroll joined the faculty of the Terry College of Business faculty in 1972. He was awarded the Robert W. Scherer Chair of Management in 1986. From 1995-2000 he served as Department Head of Management and since 2000 has been Director of the Nonprofit Program. He was named professor emeritus in 2006.
Carroll’s research has emphasized corporate social responsibility, corporate social performance, business ethics and stakeholder management. Carroll has published 20 books (in various editions) and over 100 articles in journals and books. His latest books are Business & Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management, 7th Edition (2009) with Ann K. Buchholtz, and Business Ethics: Brief Readings on Vital Topics, (2009). His research and articles have appeared in such publications as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Horizons, Business & Professional Ethics Journal, and the Journal of Business Ethics. Carroll writes monthly columns on business ethics and moral leadership for the business section of the Athens Banner Herald newspaper (Athens, GA). His columns are archived at: http://www.onlineathens.com/staff/carroll.shtml and available worldwide on the Web. Over 100 of his columns were published in summer 2009 in Business Ethics: Brief Readings on Vital Topics, Routledge Publishers, New York/London.
Carroll has earned numerous awards and honors. In 1975 Carroll was elected Chair of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management. In 1992, he was awarded the Sumner Marcus Award for Distinguished Service by the Social Issues in Management Division and in 1993 the Terry College of Business, University of Georgia, Distinguished Research Award for twenty years of research in corporate social performance, business ethics and stakeholder management. In 1996, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Southern Management Association. He served as President of the Society for Business Ethics during 1998-1999. In 2003, he received the Terry College of Business Distinguished Faculty Service Award. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management in 2005. In 2008, he received the Florida State University College of Business Distinguished Ph.D. Alumni Award. Professor Carroll was honored in October 2012 with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 5th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility held in Berlin, Germany.
Carroll earned his B.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D. in business and management from the College of Business at The Florida State University (Tallahassee).
Kenneth J. Lipartito is Professor of History and Department Chair at Florida International University. Lipartito is a specialist on technology, business and culture. He joined FIU’s faculty in 1998 and previously had held positions at the University of Houston, Rice University and Middlebury College. In 2009 he was the Thomas K. McCraw Fellow at Harvard Business School.
Lipartito’s research and writing focuses on organizational change, business and government relations, innovation, and the management of technology. His latest book, A History of the Kennedy Space Center (University Press of Florida), appeared in August, 2007. He is author or editor of four other books, including Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture (Oxford University Press, 2004); Investing for Middle America: John Elliott Tappan and the Origins of American Express Financial Advisors (St. Martins, 2001); and The Bell System and Regional Business: The Telephone in the South, 1877-1920 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989). Lipartito’s articles have appeared in the American Historical Review, the Journal of Economic History, Technology and Culture, Industrial and Corporate Change and the Business History Review.
From 2003 to 2007, Lipartito served as editor of Enterprise & Society: The International Journal of Business History. Among the several awards recognizing the quality of his research, he is recipient of the 2000 Harold F. Williamson Prize from the Business History Conference in 2000, the 2004 Abbott Payson Usher Prize from the Society for the History of Technology and the 2009 Gardner-Lasser Aerospace History Award for his book on the Kennedy Space Center.
Lipartito earned his B.A. in history and economics from the University of Delaware and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from the Johns Hopkins University.
James E. Post is the John F. Smith, Jr. Professor of Management at Boston University where he teaches strategic management, corporate governance, ethics, and nonprofit management. Post has held administrative positions at BU including chairman of the Management department, faculty director the Public & Nonprofit Management Program, and faculty director of the Doctoral Program.
Post is the author, co-author, or editor of 20 books and more than 120 scholarly papers. He is co-author, with Lee E. Preston, of Private Management and Public Policy: The Principle of Public Responsibility, that was cited by the Academy of Management for “its lasting contribution to the study of business and society.” Other books include Corporate Behavior and Social Change; Managing Environmental Issues: A Casebook; and, most recently, Redefining the Corporation: Organizational Wealth and Stakeholder Management (Stanford University Press, 2002, with L. Preston and Sybille Sachs). He has been co-author with Keith Davis, William C. Frederick, Anne T. Lawrence and James Weber of the 6th through 11th editions of Business and Society, a leading textbook published by McGraw-Hill. He has also served as series editor of an international research collection in the area of corporate social performance and policy.
Post’s consulting and advisory engagements include the Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Corporate Conservation Council, President’s Commission on Sustainable Development, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the office of the United Nations Secretary General (Global Compact Program). He has served also as a Senior Fellow and Research Director of the business and society research program at The Conference Board, a leading business research organization. He has advised companies, and taught in executive education programs, in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, and Australia. He served as a member of the Nestle Audit Commission, an independent body that audited that company’s compliance with the World Health Organization’s international code of conduct.
Post delivered the annual Public Affairs Oration to public affairs professionals in Melbourne, Australia in June 2004. Previous speakers include the Prime Minister of Australia and the chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange. In September 2005, he delivered the keynote address at the Politeia Conference on Business Ethics and Corporate Responsibility sponsored by the University of Milan, Italy. In 2006, he delivered the Richter Lecture on “business and moral values” at the University of Michigan.
Post earned his B.S. degree from St. Bonaventure University, a J.D. from Villanova University, and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from the University at Buffalo.
Patricia H. Werhane holds the Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics and is Director, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics at DePaul University. She is Professor Emeritus at the Darden School, University of Virginia where she was the Peter and Adeline Ruffin Chair of Business Ethics and Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics until 2009. Until 1993 she was the Henry J. Wirtenberger Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University of Chicago.
Werhane is a founding member and past president of the Society of Business Ethics, and past president of the American Society for Value Inquiry. She is also a member of the Academy of Management, the European Business Ethics Network, the International Society for Ethics and Economics, the American Philosophical Association, the International Society for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, and the Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs. She has been a Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth, Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge, and Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand).
Werhane has published numerous articles and case studies, and is the author or editor of over twenty books including Ethical Issues in Business, eighth edition, edited with Tom Donaldson; Persons, Rights, and Corporations; Adam Smith and His Legacy for Modern Capitalism; Moral Imagination and Managerial Decision-Making and Organization Ethics for Health Care published by Oxford University Press. Her recent book, Women in Business, written with four co-authors, is aimed at the practicing executive. She has written over 100 published articles and book chapters on various business ethics topics such as employee and employer rights, mergers and acquisitions, responsibilities of multinational corporations, intellectual property, and the intersection between healthcare organizations and business ethics. Professor Werhane serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals and she is founder and former editor-in-chief of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. She is also on the academic advisory committee of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.
Professor Werhane’s latest work, Profitable Partnerships for Poverty Alleviation, written with Laura Hartman, Dennis Moberg and Scott Kelley, focuses on globalization with an emphasis on developing new models for corporate governance and corporate initiatives to alleviate poverty both in the United States and in less developed countries around the world.
Werhane earned her B.A. degree from Wellesley College and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.