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


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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M. P. Adams 2009. “Empirical Evidence and the Knowledge-That/Knowledge-How Distinction, Synthese 170: 97114.

J. Aram , and P. Salipante . 2003. “Bridging Scholarship in Management: Epistemological Reflections,” British Journal of Management 14(3): 189205.

D. G. Arnold , R. Audi , and M. Zwolinski . 2010. “Recent Work in Ethical Theory and Its Implications for Business Ethics,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(4) (October): 55981.

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M. Behnam , and A. Rasche . 2009. “Are Strategists from Mars and Ethicists from Venus?: Strategizing as Ethical Reflection,” Journal of Business Ethics 84: 7988.

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J. Boatright 2009. “From Hired Hands to Co-Owners: Compensation, Team Production, and the Role of the CEO,” Business Ethics Quarterly 19(4) (October): 47196.

J. Braithwaite 1999. “Restorative Justice: Assessing Optimistic and Pessimistic Accounts,” Crime and Justice 25: 1127.

S. Brammer , A. Millington , and B. Rayton . 2007. “The Contribution of Corporate Social Responsibility to Organizational Commitment,” The International Journal of Human Resource Management 18: 170119.

M. E. Brown , and M. S. Mitchell . 2010. “Ethical and Unethical Leadership: Exploring New Avenues for Future Research,” Business Ethics Quarterly, 20(4) (October): 583616.

M. E. Brown , L. K. Treviño , and D. A. Harrison . 2005. “Ethical Leadership: A Social Learning Perspective for Construct Development and Testing,” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 97: 11734.

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J. Collier , and R. Esteban . 2007. “Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Commitment,” Business Ethics: A European Review 16: 1933.

A. Crane , and J. Desmond . 2002. “Societal Marketing and Morality,” European Journal of Marketing, 36(5/6): 54869.

F. Dobbin , and E. L. Kelly 2007. “How to Stop Harassment: Professional Construction of Legal Compliance in Organizations,” American Journal of Sociology 112: 1203.

J. Doh , B. W. Husted , D. Matten , and M. Santoro . 2010. “Ahoy There!: Toward Greater Congruence and Synergy between International Business and Business Ethics Theory and Research,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 481502.

T. Donaldson : 2003. 2010. “Editor’s Comments: Taking Ethics Seriously—A Mission Now More Possible,” Academy of Management Review 28: 36366.

M. Drumwright 1994. “Socially Responsible Organizational Buying,” Journal of Marketing 58 (July): 119.

H. Elms , S. Brammer , J. D. Harris , and R. A. Phillips . 2010. “New Directions in Strategic Management and Business Ethics,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 40125.

R. E. Freeman 1994. “The Politics of Stakeholder Theory,” Business Ethics Quarterly 4(4) (October): 40922.

R. E. Freeman , J. Harrison , A. Wicks , B. Parmar , and S. de Colle . 2010. Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

D. U. Gilbert , and M. Behnam . 2009. “Advancing Integrative Social Contracts Theory: A Habermasian Perspective,” Journal of Business Ethics 89: 215234.

D. U. Gilbert , and A. Rasche . 2008. “Opportunities and Problems of Standardized Ethics Initiatives: A Stakeholder Theory Perspective,” Journal of Business Ethics 82: 75573.

T. M. Glomb , W. L. Richman , C. L. Hulin , F. Drasgow , K. T. Schneider , and L. F. Fitzgerald . 1997. “Ambient Sexual Harassment: An Integrated Model of Antecedents and Consequences,” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 71: 30928.

K. E. Goodpaster 1991. “Business Ethics and Stakeholder Analysis,” Business Ethics Quarterly 1: 5373.

J. Goodstein , and K. D. Butterfield . 2010. “Extending the Horizon of Business Ethics: Restorative Justice and the Aftermath of Unethical Behavior,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 45380.

J. D. Goodstein , and A. C. Wicks . 2007. “Corporate and Stakeholder Responsibility: Making Business Ethics a Two-Way Conversation,” Business Ethics Quarterly 17(3): 37598.

M. J. Gundlach , S. C. Douglas , and M. J. Martinko 2003. “The Decision to Blow the Whistle: A Social Information Processing Framework,” Academy of Management Review 28: 10723.

J. M. Handelman , and S. J. Arnold . 1999. “The Role of Marketing Actions with a Social Dimension: Appeals to the Institutional Environment,” Journal of Marketing 63 (July): 3348.

J. Hasnas , R. Prentice , and A. Strudler . 2010. “New Directions in Legal Scholarship: Implications for Business Ethics Research, Theory, and Practice,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 50331.

J. Heath , J. Moriarty , and W. Norman . 2010. “Business Ethics and (or as) Political Philosophy,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(3) (July): 42752.

P. P. M. A. R. Heugens , and A. G. Scherer . 2010. “When Organization Theory Met Business Ethics: Toward Further Symbioses,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(4) (October): 64372.

G. Johnson , L. Melin , and R. Whittington . 2003. “Guest Editors’ Introduction: Micro Strategy and Strategizing: Towards an Activity-Based View,” Journal of Management Studies 40: 322.

B. Lee 2009. “The Infrastructure of Collective Action and Policy Content Diffusion in the Organic Food Industry,” Academy of Management Journal 52: 124769.

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E. Locke 2007. “The Case for Inductive Theory Building,” Journal of Management 33(6): 86790.

R. Marens , and A. Wicks . 1999. “Getting Real: Stakeholder Theory, Managerial Practice, and the General Irrelevance of Fiduciary Duties Owed to Shareholders,” Business Ethics Quarterly 9(2): 27393.

V. F. Misangyi , G. Weaver , and H. Elms . 2008. “Ending Corruption: The Interplay among Institutional Logics, Resources, and Institutional Entrepreneurs,” Academy of Management Review 33: 75070.

A. Patel , and l. Reinsch . 2003. “Companies Can Apologize: Corporate Apologies and Legal Liability,” Business Communication Quarterly 66: 925.

C. L. Porath , and A. Erez . 2009. “Overlooked But Not Untouched: How Rudeness Reduces Onlookers’ Performance on Routine and Creative Tasks,” Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 109: 2944.

S. J. Reynolds 2006. A Neurocognitive Model of the Ethical Decision-Making Process: Implications for Study and Practice,” Journal of Applied Psychology 91: 73748.

S. J. Reynolds , and T. Ceranic . 2007. “The Effects of Moral Judgment and Moral Identity on Moral Behavior: An Empirical Examination of the Moral Individual,” Journal of Applied Psychology 92: 161024.

S. J. Reynolds , K. Leavitt , and K. A. DeCelles . 2010. “Automatic Ethics: The Effects of Implicit Assumptions and Contextual Cues on Moral Behavior,” Journal of Applied Psychology 95(4) (July): 75260.

L. V. Ryan , A. K. Buchholtz , and R. W. Kolb . 2010. “New Directions in Corporate Governance and Finance: Implications for Business Ethics Research,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(4) (October): 67394.

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C. J. Shultz , II. 2007. “Marketing as Constructive Engagement,” Journal of Public Policy & Marketing 26(2): 293301.

J. Smith , ed. 2009. Normative Theory and Business Ethics. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.

N. C. Smith , G. Palazzo , and C. B. Bhattacharya . 2010. “Marketing’s Consequences: Stakeholder Marketing and Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility Issues,” Business Ethics Quarterly 20(4) (October): 61741.

D. Tranfield , and K. Starkey . 1998. “The Nature, Social Organization and Promotion of Management Research: Towards Policy,” British Journal of Management 9(4): 34153.

L. K. Treviño , L. P. Hartman , and M. Brown . 2000. “Moral Person and Moral Manager: How Executives Develop a Reputation for Ethical Leadership,” California Management Review 42: 12842.

L. K. Treviño , G. R. Weaver , D. G. Gibson , and B. L. Toffler . 1999. “Managing Ethics and Legal Compliance: What Hurts and What Works,” California Management Review 41(2): 13151.

M. Velasquez 2003. “Debunking Corporate Moral Responsibility,” Business Ethics Quarterly 13(4): 53162.

F. O. Walumbwa , B. J. Avolio , W. L. Gardner , T. S. Wernsing , and S. J. Peterson . 2008. “Authentic Leadership: Development and Validation of a Theory-Based Measure,” Journal of Management 34: 89126.

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