Awards

A list of SBE awards winners from 2004 to present
SBE awards, society for business ethics

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship

Patricia Werhane—receipient of SBE's Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Award in 2012 Patricia H. Werhane holds chaired positions at both the University of Virginia and DePaul University. She is a prolific scholar, having published over 20 books that include Ethical Issues in Business: A Philosophical Approach, co-edited with Thomas Donaldson, which is now in its 8th edition, and Adam Smith and His Legacy for Modern Capitalism. Her books and articles range from topics such as moral imagination, leadership, employee rights, health care, and issues of wealth and poverty. It is not, of course, the quantity but rather the originality and quality of her work that makes her exceptional, and her works are widely cited throughout the field. Pat was also the founding editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, and is an inspiration to her peers and a mentor to young scholars all over the world.

Distinguished Service

John Boatright—Raymond C. Baumhart, SJ, Professor of Business EthicsJohn Boatright is the Raymond C. Baumhart Professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University of Chicago. John has served the Society in many ways starting in 1994, when he became a member of the executive committee. He has been on the editorial board of the Business Ethics Quarterly since it started, was president of SBE, 1997-98, and Executive Director 1999-04. John distinguished himself as Executive Director by getting a 501(c)(3) status for SBE and by implementing a set of financial controls that have allowed us to maintain a budget surplus over these many years. We are grateful to John for helping to create a professional and sustainable financial structure for our organization.

Best Conference Paper

“Promoting Corporate Environmental Responsibility: A Heideggerian Response to ‘Payoff’ Reasoning”

Mollie Painter-Morland, DePaul University
Rene´ ten Bos, Radboud University

Best Dissertation

“The CEO Effect: A Longitudinal, Multi-level Analysis of the Relationship Between Executive Orientation and Corporate Social Strategy”

Daina Mazutis, University of Western Ontario
Mary Crossan (Advisor)

BEQ Best Article

“Understanding the Role of Moral Principles in Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective”

Jeffery Smith, University of Redlands
Wim Dubbink, Tilburg University
Business Ethics Quarterly, 21(2): 205-231

Best BEQ Reviewer

Scott J. Reynolds, University of Washington

Founders’ Awards

Busch, Thorsten, University of St. Gallen
Fenton, Jennifer Kiefer, Marquette University
Huber, Robert, Bundeswehr University
Ingerson, Marc-Charles, Brigham Young University
Keevil, Adrian, University of Virginia
Pouryousefi, Sareh, University of Toronto
Rank, Tracy Nicole, Rutgers University
Salamanca, Alejandro Moreno, IESE Business School
Shigemoto, Akiko, Rutgers University
de los Reyes, Gaston, University of Pennsylvania
Strand, Robert Gavin, University of Copenhagen
Winkler, Anne-Laure Pelisssier, Rutgers University
Yam, Kai Chi, University of Washington

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship

Richard T. De George—recipient of SBE's Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Award in 2011Richard T. De George is University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, of Russian and East European Studies, and of Business Administration, and Co-Director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and he has been a research fellow at Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford University, and the Hoover Institution. He was the Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University in 1986, and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1985.

He has written widely in the fields of political and social philosophy, ethics, and applied ethics, with an emphasis on business ethics and most recently computer ethics. He is the author of over 200 articles and the author or editor of twenty books, including The Ethics of Information Technology and Business (2003); Academic Freedom and Tenure: Ethical Issues (1997); Business Ethics (2005), now in its sixth edition and also available in Japanese, Chinese, Serbian, and Russian; and Competing With Integrity in International Business (Oxford, 1993), also translated into Chinese. He has been the President of several academic organizations, including the American Philosophical Association, the Metaphysical Society of America, the Society for Business Ethics, and the International Society for Business, Economics, and Ethics. He has given invited lectures on six continents at a great many universities and keynote addresses to a variety of organizations both here and abroad, including such places as Tokyo, Como, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, and Perth.

In November, 1996, he received an honorary doctorate from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands together with Bill Gates and Nelson Mandela..

Distinguished Service

W. Michael Hoffman—recipient of SBE's Distinguished Service Award in 2011W. Michael Hoffman is the founding executive director of the Center for Business Ethics (1976), and the Hieken Professor of Business and Professional Ethics at Bentley University. He has authored or edited 16 books and over 100 articles, and has consulted for numerous corporations, law firms, and government organizations. Dr. Hoffman served as the founding executive director of the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association, co-founded and was president of the Society for Business Ethics, and served on the advisory board of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines for Organizations He received the Humanist of the Year Award from The Ethical Society of Boston in 2007, the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics Award for lifetime contributions to the profession in 2009, the  lifetime achievement award for distinguished service to the field of business ethics from the Society for Business Ethics in 2011, the Champion’s Award from the Central and European Management Association for responsible management education in 2011, and a lifetime achievement award in the field of ethics and compliance by the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association in 2012.

Best Conference Paper

“Non-Blameworthy Involvement and Corporate Duty: Rejecting Corporate Moral Indifference”

Wim Dubbink, Tilburg University
Jeffery Smith, University of Redlands

Best Dissertation

“The Role of Ethics, Sensemaking, and Discourse in Enacting Authority Relationships”

Bidhan L. Parmar, University of Virginia
R. Edward Freeman (Advisor)

BEQ Best Article

“Exploitation and Sweatshop Labour: Perspectives and Issues”

Jeremy Snyder, Simon Fraser University
Business Ethics Quarterly, 20(2), 187-213

Founders’ Awards

Mohammad A. Ali, Rutgers University
David Bleeden, DePaul University
Zeynep Cengez Fortis, University of Neuchatel
Michael Conger, University of Colorado
Elise Perrault Crawford, Bentley University
Keith Diener, George Washington University
Joseph Gaspar, Rutgers University
Megan Hess, University of Virginia
Adrian Keevil, University of Virginia
Tae Wan Kim, University of Pennsylvania
Joseph McManus, Rutgers University
Smita Trivedi, George Washington University

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship

R. Edwin Freeman—recipient of SBE's Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship Award in 2010Professor R. Edward Freeman is academic director at the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics and Darden’s Institute for Business in Society (IBiS). From 1987 to 2009, he was director of Darden’s Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, one of the world’s leading academic centers for the study of ethics. He currently serves as a senior fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics. Freeman is also a professor of religious studies and a faculty advisor to U.Va.’s Institute for Practical Ethics and adjunct professor of stakeholder management. In March 2010, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors named Freeman as a University Professor. Freeman is the first faculty member in Darden’s history to be given this rare honor, accorded to less than 20 professors among the more than 2,200 professors at U.Va.

Before coming to the Darden School, Freeman taught at the University of Minnesota and the Wharton School. His book, Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation and Success, was published in 2007 by Yale University Press. His latest book, Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010. He is the author or editor of more than 20 volumes in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy and business ethics as well as more than 100 articles in a wide variety of publications. At its 2010 annual conference, the Society for Business Ethics gave its “Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship Award” to Freeman, noting that there were more than 12,000 citations to his work on stakeholder theory.

Freeman is perhaps best known for his award-winning book Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, originally published in 1984 and reprinted 2010 by Cambridge University Press, in which he suggests that businesses build their strategy around their relationships with key stakeholders. In 2008, Freeman received an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. He has received a number of awards for teaching excellence from the Wharton School, Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and the Darden School. In 1993, he was chosen for the Outstanding Faculty Award by the Darden student body; in 2001, he was honored by the World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute with a Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement; and in 2005, he received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Virginia State Council on Higher Education.

In 1991, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2007 and 2008, he was selected by the graduating class of the Darden School to be a faculty marshall. Freeman teaches the popular “Leadership & Theater: Ethics, Innovation, and Creativity” course each spring.

Distinguished Service Award

Al Gini—recipient of SBE's Distinguished Service Awards in 2010Al Gini is a Professor of Business Ethics and Chair of the Department of Management in the School of Business Administration at Loyola University Chicago. He is also the cofounder and long time Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the journal of the Society for Business Ethics. For over twenty-three years he has been the Resident Philosopher on National Public Radio’s Chicago affiliate, WBEZ-FM, and he regularly lectures to community and professional organizations on issues of business and ethics. His books include: My Job My Self: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual (Routledge, 2000); The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure and Vacations (Routledge, 2003); Why It’s Hard to Be Good (Routledge, 2006); and, most recently, he helped to edit and wrote the prologues for The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler (The Great Books Foundation, 2007) and Even Deadlier: A Sequel (The Great Books Foundation, 2009).

Best Conference Paper

“Unburdening Disclosure”

Sunita Sah, Carnegie Mellon University
George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University
Daylian Cain, Yale University

Best Dissertation

“Omnes Pro Uno! Investors’ Collaboration Networks to Influence Responsible Corporate Management”

Jegoo Lee, Boston College
Sandra Waddock and William Stevenson (Advisors)

BEQ Best Article

“Evolutionary Psychology and Business Ethics Research”

David M. Wasieleski, Duquesne University
Sefa Hayibor, Carleton University
Business Ethics Quarterly, 19(4): 587-616

Founders’ Awards

Dominik M. Breitinger, U. of Lausanne
Gaston de los Reyes, U. of Pennsylvania
Tae Wan Kim, U. of Pennsylvania
Barbara K. Kingsley, Gonzaga U.
Livia Levine, U. of Pennsylvania
Joseph J. McManus, Rutgers U.
Sébastien Mena, U. of Lausanne
Rosemarie Monge, U. of Pennsylvania
Anne-Laure P. Winkler, Rutgers U.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship

Norman E. Bowie—recipient of SBE's Outstanding Contribution to Scholarship in 2009Norman E. Bowie is the former Elmer L Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He is now Professor Emeritus at the University. He has authored or edited 16 books and over 75 articles. Professor Bowie is the leading scholar in the application of Kant’s moral philosophy to business. His book on that topic is Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. His latest book, Business Ethics in the Early 21st Century  in press. His co-edited text Ethical Theory and Business is in the 9th edition. He has held a position as Dixons Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the London Business School and been a fellow at Harvard’s Program in Ethics and the Professions. He is past president of the Society for Business Ethics, the American Society for Value Inquiry and is past Executive Director of the American Philosophical Association. He is the former Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly In August 2009 he received the first life time achievement award in scholarship present by the Society for Business Ethics.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

Distinguished Service

Richard T. De George—recipient of SBE's Distinguished Service Award in 2009Richard T. De George is University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, of Russian and East European Studies, and of Business Administration, and Co-Director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and he has been a research fellow at Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford University, and the Hoover Institution. He was the Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University in 1986, and a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1985.

Best Conference Paper

“Mental Models that Impede Business’ Role in Global Poverty Alleviation”

Dennis J. Moberg, Santa Clara University
Laura P. Hartman, DePaul University
Patricia H. Werhane, University of Virginia and DePaul University
Scott P. Kelley, DePaul University

Best Dissertation

“The entrepreneurial creation of public goods: Evidence from the green building and renewable energy industries”

Jeff York, University of Virginia
Saras Sarasvathy (Advisor)

BEQ Best Article

“Beyond moral reasoning: A review of moral identity research and its implications for business ethics”

Ruodan Shao, University of British Columbia
Karl Aquino, University of British Columbia
Dan Freeman, University of Delaware
Business Ethics Quarterly, 18(4): 513-540

Founders’ Awards

Denni Arli, Australian School of Business
Ryan Burg, University of Pennsylvania
Simone De Colle, University of Virginia
Magda Donia, Concordia University
Sébastien Fosse, IE Business School, Spain
Paul Harper, University of Virginia
Mladen Pecujlija, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly, Concordia University
Bastiaan van der Linden, Nijmegan School of Management, The Netherlands
Prabhir Vishnu, Erasmus University, The Netherlands
Anne-Laure Winkler, Rutgers University
Paul Ziek, Rutgers University