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  • ISSN: 1052-150X (Print), 2153-3326 (Online)
  • Editor: Bruce Barry Vanderbilt University, USA
  • Editorial board
Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal which publishes theoretical and empirical research relevant to the ethics of business, corporate social responsibility, and corporate sustainability. Recognizing that contributions to the better understanding of these topics can come from any quarter, and that the best scholarship on these themes is often interdisciplinary in nature, it publishes scholarship from the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields, as well as scholarship that crosses disciplinary boundaries. It has published articles and reviews on a broad range of topics, including the internal ethics of business organizations, the ethics of specific business practices such as marketing, stakeholder relations, and international business, the role of business organizations in larger social, political and cultural frameworks, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental ethics in business, and the ethical quality of market-based societies and relationships.

Business Ethics Quarterly Best Article Award (Winners and Finalists)


2018

Winner:

Lauren McCarthy

Empowering Women through Corporate Social Responsibility: A Feminist Foucauldian Critique

Business Ethics Quarterly, 27(4), 603-631

Finalist:

Cameron Sabadoz and Abraham Singer

Talk Ain’t Cheap: Political CSR and the Challenges of Corporate Deliberation”

Business Ethics Quarterly, 27(2), 183-211

Finalist:

Sareh Pouryousefi and Jeff Frooman

The Problem of Unilateralism in Agency Theory: Towards a Bilateral Formulation

Business Ethics Quarterly, 27(2), 163-182

 

2017

Winner:

Jessica A. Kennedy, Tae Wan Kim and Alan Strudler

Hierarchies and Dignity: A Confucian Communitarian Approach

Business Ethics Quarterly, 24(6), 479-502

Finalist:

Leena Lankoski, N. Craig Smith and Luk Van Wassenhove

Stakeholder Judgments of Value

Business Ethics Quarterly, 26(2), 227-256

Finalist:

Alejo Jose G. Sison, Ignacio Ferrero and Gregorio Guitian

Human Dignity and the Dignity of Work: Insights from Catholic Social Teaching

Business Ethics Quarterly, 26(4), 503-528

 

2016

Winner:  

James Dempsey

Moral Responsibility, Shared Values, and Corporate Culture

Business Ethics Quarterly, 25(3): 319-340

Finalist: 

Jennifer Goodman and Daniel Arenas

Engaging Ethically: A Discourse Ethics Perspective on Social shareholder Engagement

Business Ethics Quarterly, 25(2): 163-189

Finalist:

Danielle E. Warren, Marietta Peytcheva and Joseph P. Gaspar

When Ethical Tones at the Top Conflict: Adapting Priority Rules to Reconcile Conflicting Tones

Business Ethics Quarterly, 25(4): 559-582


2015

Winner:

Tae Wan Kim

Decent Termination: A Moral Case for Severance Pay

Business Ethics Quarterly, 24(2): 203-227

Finalist:

Joshua Preiss

Global Labor Justice and the Limits of Economic Analysis

Business Ethics Quarterly, 24(1): 55-83

Finalist:

Pablo Garcia-Ruiz and Carlos Rodriguez-Lluesma

Consumption Practices: A Virtue Ethics Approach

Business Ethics Quarterly, 24(4): 509-531

 

2014

Winner:

Thomas M. Jones and Will Felps

Stakeholder Happiness Enhancement:  A Neo-Utilitarian Objective for the Modern Corporation

Business Ethics Quarterly, 23(3): 349-379

Finalist:

Philipp Schreck, Dominik van Aaken and Thomas Donaldson

Positive Economics and the Normativistic Fallacy: Bridging the Two Sides of CSR

Business Ethics Quarterly, 23(2): 297-329.

Finalist:

Pete Tashman and Jonathan Raelin

Who and What Really Matters to the Firm: Moving Stakeholder Salience beyond Managerial Perception

Business Ethics Quarterly, 23(4): 591-616


2013

Winner:

Florian Wettstein

CSR and the Debate on Business and Human Rights

Business Ethics Quarterly, 22 (4): 739-770

 

2012

Winner:

Jeffery Smith and Wim Dubbink

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

Business Ethics Quarterly, 21(2): 205-231

 

2011

Winner:

Jeremy Snyder

Exploitation and Sweatshop Labour: Perspectives and Issues

Business Ethics Quarterly, 20(2): 187-213


2010

Winner:

David M. Wasieleski and Sefa Hayibor

Evolutionary Psychology and Business Ethics Research

Business Ethics Quarterly, 19(4): 587-616


2009

Winner:

Ruodan Shao, Karl Aquino and Dan Freeman

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

Business Ethics Quarterly, 18(4):  513-540


Business Ethics Quarterly Best Reviewer Award

2018

Winner: Jeff Harrison, University of Richmond

 2017

Winner: Sebastien Mena, City University of London

2016

Winner: Ben Wempe, RSM Erasmus University

2015

Winner: Norman Bowie, University of Minnesota

2014

Winner: Jason Stansbury, Calvin College

2013

Winner: Jeffrey Moriarty, Bentley University

2012

Winner: Scott J. Reynolds, University of Washington