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Comments on BEQ’s Twentieth Anniversary Forum on New Directions for Business Ethics Research

  • Andrew Crane, Dirk Ulrich Gilbert, Kenneth E. Goodpaster, Marcia P. Miceli, Geoff Moore, Scott J. Reynolds, Marshall Schminke, Sandra Waddock, Gary R. Weaver and Andrew C. Wicks...

In 2010, Business Ethics Quarterly published ten articles that considered the potential contributions to business ethics research arising from recent scholarship in a variety of philosophical and social scientific fields (strategic management, political philosophy, restorative justice, international business, legal studies, ethical theory, ethical leadership studies, organization theory, marketing, and corporate governance and finance). Here we offer short responses to those articles by members of Business Ethics Quarterly’s editorial board and editorial team.

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Freeman, R. E. 1994. “The Politics of Stakeholder Theory,” Business Ethics Quarterly 4(4) (October): 40922.
Freeman, R. E., Harrison, J., and Wicks, A. 2007. Managing for Stakeholders: Business in the 21st Century. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press.
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Goodstein, J., and Butterfield, K. D.. 2010. “Extending the Horizon of Business Ethics: Restorative Justice and the Aftermath of Unethical Behavior,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 45380.
Goodstein, J. D., and Wicks, A. C.. 2007. “Corporate and Stakeholder Responsibility: Making Business Ethics a Two-Way Conversation,” Business Ethics Quarterly 17(3): 37598.
Gundlach, M. J., Douglas, S. C., and Martinko, M. J. 2003. “The Decision to Blow the Whistle: A Social Information Processing Framework,” Academy of Management Review 28: 10723.
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Hasnas, J., Prentice, R., and Strudler, A.. 2010. “New Directions in Legal Scholarship: Implications for Business Ethics Research, Theory, and Practice,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 50331.
Heath, J., Moriarty, J., and Norman, W.. 2010. “Business Ethics and (or as) Political Philosophy,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 42752.
Heugens, P. P. M. A. R., and Scherer, A. G.. 2010. “When Organization Theory Met Business Ethics: Toward Further Symbioses,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(4) (October): 64372.
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Ryan, L. V., Buchholtz, A. K., and Kolb, R. W.. 2010. “New Directions in Corporate Governance and Finance: Implications for Business Ethics Research,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(4) (October): 67394.
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Smith, N. C., Palazzo, G., and Bhattacharya, C. B.. 2010. “Marketing’s Consequences: Stakeholder Marketing and Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Issues,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(4) (October): 61741.
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