About the Authors

The Handbook of Business and Corruption

ISBN: 978-1-78635-446-4, eISBN: 978-1-78635-445-7

Publication date: 29 August 2017


(2017), "About the Authors", Aßländer, M.S. and Hudson, S. (Ed.) The Handbook of Business and Corruption, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 507-526. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78635-445-720161025



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Asif Reza Anik is a member of the academic staff of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh. Prior to this he served at the Patuakhali Science and Tecnology University (PSTU), Bangladesh. He also worked with FAO of the UN and IFC of the World Bank Group. He holds a doctoral degree from Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen, Germany and a Master’s degree from the Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh. In his PhD research he focused on the impact of corruption on farm households in Bangladesh. He has published around 20 scholarly papers in reputable journals and presented his research findings in different national and international conferences. He also contributed in three book chapters. In addition, he contributed to various studies and projects.

Research Focus: Agricultural Governance, Climate Change Adaptation, Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, Sustainable livelihoods, Poverty and inequality

Recently Published Articles:

Anik, A. R., Salam, M. A., & Rahman, S. (2017). Drivers of production and efficiency of onion cultivation in Bangladesh. Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 23(1), 34–41.

Anik, A. R., & Bauer, S. (2015). Impact of resource ownership and input market access on Bangladeshi paddy grower’s efficiency. International Journal of Agricultural Management, 4(3), 123–131.

Anik, A. R., & Salam, M. A. (2015). Determinants of adoption of improved onion variety in Bangladesh. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development, 109(1), 71–88.

Antonio Argandoña is Emeritus Professor and holder of the CaixaBank Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility, Business School, University of Navarra. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Economics and Finance, chairperson of the Professional Ethics Committee of the Catalan Economics Association, a member of the Anti-Corruption Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris), and a director of the Home Renaissance Foundation (London). He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN), and Founder and Secretary General of EBEN-Spain.

Research Focus: Business Ethics, Economics Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Economics.

Recently Published Articles:

Argandoña, A. (2016). Three ethical dimensions of the financial crisis. In A. G. Malliaris, L. Shaw, & H. Shefrin (Eds.), The global financial crisis and its aftermath: Hidden factors in the meltdown (pp. 413–428). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Argandoña, A. (2015). The common good, stakeholder theory and the theory of the firm. In M. Schlag, J. A. Mercado, & J. E. Miller (Eds.), The challenge of charity. Freedom and charity working together (pp. 195–216). Roma: EDUSC

Argandoña, A. (2015). Humility in management. Journal of Business Ethics, 132(1), 63–71.

Michael S. Aßländer is professor for business ethics at the International Institute of the Technical University Dresden located in Zittau (Germany). From 2005 to 2010 he held the Plansecur Endowed Chair for business ethics at the University of Kassel. He has studied management, philosophy, sociology, psychology, political economy, and Russian language in Bamberg (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Bochum (Germany), and Moscow (Russia) and holds a Diploma in Business Administration (1988), a Master in Philosophy (1990), a PhD in Philosophy (1998), and a PhD in Social Sciences (2005). From 2005 to 2011 he was board member of the German Business Ethics Network, and was a founding member of the Austrian Business Ethics Network (2004) where he serves as a deputy chairman till today. From 2008 to 2016 he was also member of the executive committee of the European Business Ethics Network.

Research Focus: Business Ethics, Corporate Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility, History of Political Economy, Social History of Labour

Recently Published Articles:

Aßländer, M. S., Roloff, J., & Nayir, D. Z. (2016). Suppliers as stewards? Managing social standards at first and second tier suppliers. Journal of Business Ethics, 139(4), 661–683.

Eberl, P., Geiger, D., & Aßländer, M. (2015). Repairing integrity-based trust in the organization: The ambivalence of organizational rule adjustments. Organization Studies, 36(9), 1205–1235.

Roloff, J., Aßländer, M. S., & Nayir, D. Z. (2015). The supplier perspective: Forging strong partnerships with buyers. Journal of Business Strategy, 36(1), 25–32.

Siegfried Bauer studied agricultural economics at the Universities of Berlin and Bonn. He started his career as Research Assistant at the University of Bonn. His doctoral graduation took place in 1977 and the habilitation in the subject Agricultural Policy and Agrarian Economics in the year 1984. From 1985 to 1987 he held a Professorship for Agricultural Policy at the University of Kiel and at the University of Bonn. Since 1991 he is a professor for Project and Regional Planning at the Justus Liebig University Giessen. He is leader of the working group “Environmental Management in the Agrarian and Food Production“ within the Association of Environmental Assessment. He coordinates the DAAD – Ph.D. program “Agricultural Economics and Related Sciences” at the University of Giessen. He is further member of the Competence of Centre “Project Management and Environment” of the German Society for Project Management. He is chairman and speaker of the working group “Sustainable Regional Development” of the BUND (Association of Environment and Natural Protection Germany).

Research Focus: agricultural, regional, environmental and development economics and policy.

Recently Published Articles:

Bauer, S. (2015). Integriertes Regional management. In: Starke Wirtschaft – Starke Regionen- Gute Aussichten für das Land, Hrsg.: Zukunftsinitiative Rheinland-Pfalz, 2015, S. 30–33.

Bauer, S., & Tiwari, U. (2015). Perceptions and responses of farmers to climate change in the tropical region of Nepal. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 7(3), 29–43.

Bauer, S. (2016). Zukunft der Hessischen Akademie der Forschung und Planung in ländlichen Raum. HAL Mitteilungen, 51, 2–6.

Paul A. Bowen is a Professor in the Department of Construction Economics and Management at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He qualified cum laude with a BSc(QS) degree in 1975, obtained his MSc in 1980, and was awarded his PhD in 1993. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is a nationally-rated researcher with the South African National Research Foundation and a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa. His professional and academic experience relating to the construction industry has resulted in more than 140 publications. He serves on the editorial/technical advisory boards of a number of international refereed journals. In addition to his academic activities, he has served on the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession, was Chairman of the Quantity Surveying Standards Generating Body, and was the Chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MENEA Region Education and Standards Board. He serves as an assessor for the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Research Focus: “Wellness in Construction,” encompassing: corruption in the South African construction industry; workplace stress experienced by construction professionals; and HIV/AIDS in the South African construction industry.

Recently Published Articles:

Bowen, P., Govender, R., & Edwards, P. (2016). Validating survey measurement scales for AIDS-related knowledge and stigma among construction workers in South Africa. BMC Public Health, 16, 70, doi:10.1186/s12889-016-2756-z

Cattell, K., Bowen, P., & Edwards, P. (2016). Stress among South African construction professionals: A job demand–control–support survey. Construction Management and Economics, 34(10), 700–723.

Bowen, P., Edwards, P. & Cattell, K. (2015). Corruption in the South African construction industry: Experiences of clients and construction professionals. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 7(1), 72–97.

Bonnie Buchanan is the Howard J. Bosanko Endowed Professors in International Economics and Finance for 2016–2019. She is also the director of the Master of Science in Finance program. The author of Securitization and the Global economy, Professor Buchanan has also published in the American Business Law Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, as well as Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting and International Review of Financial Analysis. Her research interests include securitization, law and finance, emerging markets, and corporate governance. Her co-authored work on shareholder proposals has been used in deliberations at the Securities and Exchange Commission and cited in the Financial Times. She is the Editor in Chief of Journal of Risk Finance, Associate Editor of Research in International Business and Finance and on the Editorial Advisory Board of Review in Behavioral Finance.

Keith S. Cattell is Professor in the Department of Construction Economics and Management at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He holds a BSc (Quantity Surveying) professional degree from the University of Port Elizabeth and an MPhil degree from the University of Cape Town. His professional and academic experience relating to the construction industry has resulted in more than 50 refereed journal publications. He serves on the editorial boards of several international journals and is a regular reviewer. He has served as Head of Department at the University of Cape Town and as the examiner for the South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession’s (SACQSP) direct examinations. He is registered as a professional Quantity Surveyor/member with both the SACQSP and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Research Focus/Interests: Stress and well-being in the construction industry; HIV/AIDS in the construction industry; corruption in the South African construction industry.

Recently Published Articles:

Cattell, K. S., Bowen, P. A., & Edwards P. J. (2016). Stress among South African construction professionals: A job demand-control-support survey. Construction Management and Economics, 34(10), 700–723.

Bowen, P. A., Edwards, P. J., & Cattell, K. S. (2015). Corruption in the South African construction industry: Experiences of clients and construction professionals. International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 7(1), 72–97.

Bowen, P., Edwards, P., & Cattell, K. (2015). Perceptions of the relative importance of job control and support factors, as moderators of workplace stress, among South African construction professionals: Preliminary findings. In A. Raiden & E. Aboagye-Nimo (Eds.), Proceedings 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7–9 September 2015 (pp. 479–487). Lincoln: Association of Researchers in Construction Management.

David Chaikin is the Chair of the Discipline of Business Law and an Associate Professor in the University of Sydney Business School. For more than 25 years, he has been a practicing lawyer specializing in commercial and banking law, trust law, and wealth protection, foreign investment compliance and management, multijurisdictional asset recovery litigation, and international extradition. He has held appointments as Senior Assistant Secretary of the Australian Attorney-General’s Department (1986–1988) and Senior Legal Officer of the London-based intergovernmental body, the Commonwealth Secretariat (1983–1986). David has a PhD in corporate law from the University of Cambridge (1983), a Masters of Law from Yale Law School (1980), and double degrees in law and commerce (accounting, finance and systems) from the University of New South Wales (1978). He was admitted into the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1988 and the High Court of Australia in 1991.

Research Focus: Impact of Anti-Financial Crime Regulation on Business, Misuse of Corporate Vehicles and the Legal and Accounting Professions, Reform of Trust Law, Shadow Banking in China.

Recently Published Articles:

Chaikin., D. (2017). Virtual currency, money laundering risks and regulation. In D. Chaikin & D. Coshott (Eds.), Digital disruption: Impact on business models, regulation & financial crime. Australian Scholarly Publishing.

Chaikin, D. (2015). The political risk of offshore financial centres: The Cyprus bail-out. In N. Finch (Ed.), Emerging markets and sovereign risk. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Chaikin, D., & Brown, E. (2015). An alternative Australian trusts act: Enhancing Australia’s capacity to grow and export financial services, Submission to the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission’s into Service Exports, Melbourne, Australia.

Cyrlene Claasen is Assistant Professor at Rennes School of Business. Her academic areas of expertise are business ethics, corporate social responsibility, natural resource management, and political aspects of business.  Her professional background includes international relations, diplomacy, and stakeholder consultancy.

Fausto Martin De Sanctis holds a Doctorate in Criminal Law from the Sao Paulo’s School of Law University (USP) and an advanced degree in Civil Procedure from the Brasilia’s Federal University (UnB) in Brazil. He is currently a Federal Appellate Judge in Brazil’s Federal Court for Region 3, with jurisdiction over the states of São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul; Member of the Portuguese Language Jurists Community; Advisory Council member of the American University Washington College of Law on its legal program Brazil-US. De Sanctis was selected to handle a specialized federal court to exclusively hear complex cases involving financial crimes and money laundering. In 2012, he was a fellow at Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC. He was a Public Defender in São Paulo from 1989–1990, and a State Court Judge, also in Sao Paulo, from 1990–1991, until being appointed to the Federal Courts. He was awarded for distinction in International Law and Affairs in January 2016 by the New York State Bar Association.

His 27 publications include, among others:

International Money Laundering Through Real Estate and Agribusiness. A Criminal Justice Perspective from the “Panama Papers” (Springer/2017).

Churches, Temples, and Financial Crimes - A Judicial Perspective of the Abuse of Faith (Springer, 2015).

Football, Gambling, and Money Laundering. A Global Criminal Justice Perspective (Springer, 2014).

Money Laundering through Art. A Criminal Justice Perspective (Springer, 2013).

Michel Dion is the Chairholder of the CIBC Research Chair on Financial Integrity, at the École de gestion, Université de Sherbrooke (Canada). Professor Dion is particularly concerned with philosophical and ethical aspects of financial crime (“Financial Crime and Existential Philosophy,” Springer, 2014).

Research Focus: Financial Crime, Business Ethics, Ethical Leadership, Corporate Social Responsibility

Recently Published Articles:

Dion, M. (2017). Philosophical connections between the classical and the modern notion of corruption: From the enlightenment to post-modernity. Journal of Financial Crime, 24(1), 82–100.

Dion, M. (2015). Is money laundering an ethical issue? Journal of Money Laundering Control, 18(4), 425–437.

Dion, M. (2015). Epistemological and pedagogical challenges of teaching international business ethics courses. Journal of Teaching in International Business, 26(2), 109–135.

Peter J. Edwards has lived and worked in England, Scotland, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, and the USA. Originally trained as a quantity surveyor, he holds a Master’s degree from the University of Natal, and a PhD degree from the University of Cape Town. He has authored or jointly authored more than 150 academic papers and two books relating to construction and project management. Peter is currently an Adjunct Professor at RMIT University in Melbourne and continues to be internationally active in teaching, research, research supervision, writing, peer review, and consultancy.

Research Focus: Dr Edwards’ research spans project risk management, construction industry issues and building procurement, psycho-social aspects of professional stress, and intervention management for HIV/AIDS +  construction workers.

Recently Published Articles:

Bowen, P. A., Govender, R., Cattell, K. S., & Edwards, P. J. (2016). AIDS-related knowledge, stigma and customary beliefs of South African construction workers. Note. AIDS Care. doi:10.1080/09540121.2016.1227764

Cattell, K. S., Bowen, P. A., & Edwards, P. J. (2016). Stress among South African construction professionals: A job demand-control-support survey. Construction Management and Economics, 34(10), 700–723. doi:10.1080/01446193.2016.1203967

McCann, S., Aranda-Mena, G., & Edwards, P. J. (2016). Public private partnerships in the operating phase: Three Australian case studies. Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation, 1(4), 268–287. doi:10.1177/2055563616634110

Wim Groot is Professor of Health Economics since 1998 and Professor of Evidence Based Education since 2008 at Maastricht University. Since 2015 he is also professor of evidence based education and labor market policies at the University of Amsterdam. He is scientific director of the Top Institute Evidence Based Education Research and of the Teachers Academy of Maastricht University. His research interests are in the field of health economics and economics of education. Since 2016, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Patientfederation NPCF.

Research Focus: Health care financing

Recently Published Articles:

Stepurko, T., Pavlova, M., & Groot, W. (2016). Patterns of informal patient payments in Bulgaria, Hungary, and Ukraine: A comparison across countries, years and type of services. Health Policy and Planning, czw147.

Miteniece, E., Pavlova, M., Rechel, B., & Groot, W. (2017). Barriers to accessing adequate maternal care in Central and Eastern European countries: A systematic literature review. Social Science and Medicine, 177, 1–8.

Arsenijevic, J., Pavlova, M., Rechel, B., & Groot, W. (2016). Catastrophic health care expenditure among older people with chronic diseases in 15 European countries. PloS One, 11(7), e0157765.

Kampmeijer, R., Pavlova, M., Tambor, M., Golinowska, S., & Groot, W. (2016). The use of e-health and m-health tools in health promotion and primary prevention among older adults: A systematic literature review. BMC Health Services Research, 16(5), 290.

Graetz, V., Rechel, B., Groot, W., Norredam, M., & Pavlova, M. (2017). Utilization of health care services by migrants in Europe: A systematic literature review. British Medical Bulletin.

Caldron, P. H., Impens, A., Pavlova, M., & Groot, W. (2017). Why do they care? Narratives of physician volunteers on motivations for participation in short-term medical missions abroad. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management.

Sarah Hudson is an associate professor at Rennes School of Business, France. She teaches corporate social responsibility at postgraduate level and is programme manager for the Masters in Management of Creative Projects, Culture and Design. She has served as programme manager for the Master of Arts in International Business (2004–2010) and head of the department of Management and Organisation (2011–2013) at Rennes Business School. She holds a PhD in Chemistry (1991) and an MBA in business Administration (2006). Her current research interests include CSR and identity, corporate social performance and employee outcomes, CSR in small and medium businesses, and nepotism in organizations.

Research Focus: Corporate Social Responsibility, Nepotism in organizations, CSR and employee outcomes, emotions.

Recently Published Articles:

Hudson, S., Bryson B., & Michelotti, M. (2017). Individuals’ assessment of corporate social performance, person-organization values and goals fit, job satisfaction and turnover intentions. Industrial Relations/Relations Industrielles, 72(2), 322–324.

Rychalski, A., & Hudson, S. (2017) Asymmetric effects of customer emotions on satisfaction and loyalty in a utilitarian service context. Journal of Business Research, 71, 84–91.

Lépineux, F., Rosé, J. J., Bonnani, C., & Hudson, S. (2016). La RSE; Théories et pratiques (2nd ed.). Editions Dunod.

Jillian Clare Kohler is a Professor at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and the Munk School of Global Affairs. She is also Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Governance, Transparency and Accountability for the Pharmaceutical Sector. Her research and teaching are focused on global pharmaceutical policies related to improving fair access to critical medicines to those in need and she is particularly interested in how corruption impacts medicine access. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she worked exclusively on global pharmaceutical policy for a number of  UN organizations including UNICEF, the World Bank, and the WHO. She continues to advise global institutions and NGOs on global pharmaceutical policy issues such as anticorruption strategies, drug regulations, and reimbursement policies. Dr. Kohler is the author of numerous policy papers, journal articles, and book chapters on pharmaceutical policy and is a co-editor of The Power of Pills: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Drug Development, Marketing and Pricing Policies (2006) and Access to Medicines as a Human Right: Implications for Pharmaceutical Industry Responsibility (2012).

Thomas Taro Lennerfors is an Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management at Uppsala University, Sweden. He completed his PhD in Industrial Management at the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden in 2008. After post-doc research at Gothenburg University, Copenhagen Business School, and Meiji University in Tokyo, he got a position as senior lecturer at Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences in 2011, and was promoted to associate professor in 2012. During his PhD he studied corruption and anti-corruption in public procurement, but after finishing the PhD his research interests broadened to sustainability, entrepreneurship, and corporate strategy, particularly using philosophical and historical perspectives. He is active in various academic communities, and is since 2016 the Chair of the Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (SCOS).

Research Focus: Business ethics, Sustainability, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Business & Maritime history.

Recently Published Articles:

Lennerfors, T. T., Fors, P., & van Rooijen, J. (2015). ICT and environmental sustainability in a changing society: The view of ecological world systems theory. Information Technology and People, 28(4), 758–774.

Breit, E., Lennerfors, T. T., & Olaison, L. (2015). Critiquing corruption – A turn to theory. Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization, 15(2), 319–336.

Lennerfors, T.T. (2015). A Buddhist future for capitalism? – Revising Buddhist economics for the era of light capitalism. Futures, 67–75.

Martha Gabriela Martinez is a Master’s of Science student at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto. She has experience working in academia, consulting, as well as the United Nations. From 2016 to 2017, she was a Program Officer at UNITAID, a funding agency hosted by the World Health Organization. From 2015 to 2016, she collaborated with Transparency International UK to identify policy and structural issues that create vulnerabilities for corruption in the pharmaceutical supply chain. From 2012 to 2016, she worked as Programme Manager at the University of Toronto’s Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy on a project aiming to analyze good governance in Brazil’s pharmaceutical sector. In 2015, she was an intern at the World Health Organization’s Essential Medicines and Health Products Department and in 2014 she was a Consultant for Sanigest Internacional in Costa Rica.

Research Focus: Good Governance, Corruption, Medicine Access, Civil Society Participation, Transparency, Accountability.

Recently Published Articles:

Kohler, J. C., Martinez, M. G., Petkov, M., & Sale, J. (2016). Corruption in the pharmaceutical sector: Diagnosing the challenges. Transparency International UK.

Martinez, M. G., & Kohler, J. C. (2016). Civil society participation in the health system: The case of Brazil’s health councils. Globalization and Health, 12, 64.

Kohler, J. C., Mitsakakis, N., Byng, D., Saadat, F., & Martinez, M. G. (2015). Does pharmaceutical pricing transparency matter? Examining Brazil’s Public procurement system. Globalization and Health, 11, 34.

Heather McAlister will complete her Masters of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs in April 2017. She has worked for the Open Society Foundations, Medecins Sans Frontieres, has been a UNAIDS research affiliate, and has field experience in South Africa, Malawi, and Rwanda. She is currently a research fellow at the Reach Lab at the University of Toronto which profiles successful cases of innovative service delivery to hard-to-reach communities in the Global South. She previously held a research fellowship position at the University of Toronto’s World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Governance, Accountability, and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector. She holds an Honours BA in African Studies and Political Science from Carleton University.

Research Focus: Access to medicines, sexual and reproductive health rights, development service delivery innovation.

Recently Published Articles:

Rutherford, B. (2017). Farm labour struggles in Zimbabwe, the ground of politics. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana University Press (Acknowledged in Preface as a researcher).

Philip M. Nichols is the Joseph Kolodny Professor of Social Responsibility in Business and Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds an A.B. from Harvard University and a J.D. and LL.M in International Law from Duke University. He has served as the President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the Co-Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Anti-Corruption Law Interest Group as well as its interest group on International Economic Law, and as the Co-Chair of UN/CEFACT LG, a United Nations expert committee on trade facilitation law group. He has also worked with business and civic organizations in several countries to develop strategies to deal with corruption.

Research Focus: corruption, emerging economies, institutions of international trade, social impact

Recently Published Articles:

Nichols, P. M. & Robertson, D. C. (Eds.) (2017). Thinking about bribery: Neuroscience, moral cognition, and psychology of bribery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Nichols, P. M. (2016). The neomercantilist fallacy and the contextual reality of the foreign corrupt practices act. Harvard Journal on Legislation, 53(1), 203–246.

Nichols, P. M. (2015). The Good Bribe. UC Davis Law Review, 49(2), 647–683.

Richard P. Nielsen is Professor, Management and Organization Department, Carroll School of Management, Boston College. He has served as President and Executive Board Member of the Society For Business Ethics. In addition, he has served as Senior Editor for Ethics and Social Responsibility related articles of Organization Studies, The Journal of the European Group for Organizational Studies. Currently, he is serving on the Editorial Board of Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of the Society for Business Ethics, as well as the Editorial Boards of Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Finance, Ethics and Regulation, The Journal of Academic Ethics, and the Sustainability, Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. His publications include The Politics of Ethics: Methods For Acting, Learning, And Sometimes Fighting, With Others In Addressing Ethics Problems In Organizational Life. Oxford University Press, Ruffin Series in Business Ethics. In addition, he has published more than 100 articles in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Executive, American Business Law Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business and Society, Human Resources Management, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, Labor Law Journal, Organization Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.

Research Focus: Professor Nielsen works in the areas of organizational ethics, politics, conflict transformation, and political economy.

Recently Published Articles:

Nielsen, R. P., & Lockwood, C. (2017). Varieties of transformational outcomes from institutional ethics conflicts. Journal of Business Ethics, in press.

Nielsen, R. P. (2017). Action-research as ethics praxis method. Journal of Business Ethics, in press.

Nielsen, R. P. (2014). Hannah Arendt: From banality of evil to organizational sociopathy. In J. Helin, T. Hernes, D. Hjorth, & R. Holt (Eds.), Oxford handbook of process philosophy and organization studies (pp. 380–395). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Eleanor R. E. O’Higgins (BA, MSc, MBA, PhD) is Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Business at UCD and is an Associate at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She specializes in teaching, research, and publications on business ethics, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and strategic and public management.

She is a member of the Business Ethics interfaculty group of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS). She has held a range of leadership positions in the US Academy of Management, including chairing the Ethics Committee. She is on the editorial boards of several international management, ethics, and corporate governance journals. She serves or has served on the board of directors of a number of organizations, including the Press Council of Ireland, Industrial Development Authority Ireland, and Transparency International Ireland.

Recently Published Articles:

O’Higgins, E. R. E., & Zsolnai, L. (Eds.) (forthcoming, 2017). Progressive business models: An international casebook. Palgrave Macmillan.

O’Higgins, E. R. E. (2016). Is the co-operative model a realistic alternative to joint stock companies? In G. Enderle & P. Murphy (Eds.). Ethical innovation in business and the economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

O’Higgins, E. R. E. (2015). The tortoise and the hare: Alternative approaches to capitalism. In K. O. J Ims & L. J. Pedersen (Eds.). Business and the greater good – Rethinking business ethics in an age of crísìs. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

Milena Pavlova is Associate Professor of Health Economics at the Department of Health Services Research, Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences, Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the financing of the health care sector, including formal and informal patient payments, as well as stated preference approaches, such as willingness-to-pay methods. From 2008 to 2013, she was the coordinator of the international FP7 project “Assessment of patient payment policies and projection of their efficiency, equity and quality aspects: the case of Central and Eastern Europe,” which studied the issues of formal and informal patient payments in Europe, specifically in the Central and Eastern European countries. She is Section Editor at the impact factor journal BMC Health Services Research and recipient of the 2016 AXA Award of the AXA Research Fund for successful mid-career researchers.

Research Focus: Health care financing

Recently Published Articles:

Miteniece, E., Pavlova, M., Rechel, B., & Groot, W. (2017). Barriers to accessing adequate maternal care in Central and Eastern European countries: A systematic literature review. Social Science and Medicine, 177, 1–8.

Graetz, V., Rechel, B., Groot, W., Norredam, M., & Pavlova, M. (2017). Utilization of health care services by migrants in Europe: A systematic literature review. British Medical Bulletin [ahead of print].

Jabakhanji. S.B., Pavlova, M., Groot, W., Boland, F., & Biesma, R. (2017). Social class variation, the effect of the economic recession and childhood obesity at 3 years of age in Ireland. European Journal of Public Health [ahead of print].

Caldron, P. H., Impens, A., Pavlova, M., & Groot, W. (2017). Why do they care? Narratives of physician volunteers on motivations for participation in short-term medical missions abroad. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management [ahead of print].

Rezayatmand, R., Pavlova, M., & Groot, W. (2017). Patient payment and unhealthy behavior: A comparison across European countries. BioMed Research International [ahead of print].

Pavlova, M., Atanasova, E., Moutafova, E., Sowa, A., Kowalska-Bobko, I., Domagała, A., …, Groot, W. (2017). Political will against funds deficiency: Health promotion for older people in Bulgaria. Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie, (Numer 1) [ahead of print].

Peter Rodriguez is Dean of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University and professor of strategic management. From 2011–2016 he was Sr. Associate Dean for Degree Programs at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Previously at the University of Virginia he was Associate Dean for Global Affairs from 2008 to 2011 and Associate Professor of Global Economies and Markets from 2003 to 2008. Prior to his work at the University of Virginia, he was Assistant Professor of Management at the Mays School of Business at Texas A&M University. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from Texas A&M Univeristy (1990) and a Masters Degree in Economics (1992) and PhD in Economics (1998) from Princeton University.

Research Focus: International Trade and Development, Global Financial Flows, Corruption.

Recently Published Articles:

Collins, J., Uhlenbruck, K., & Rodriguez, P. (2009). Why firms engage in corruption: A top management perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, 87(1), 89–108.

Uhlenbruck, K., Rodriguez, P., Doh, J., & Eden, L. (2006). The impact of corruption on entry strategy: Evidence from Telecommunication projects in emerging economies. Organization Science, 17(3), 402–414.

Rodriguez, P., Siegel, D., Hillman, A., & Eden, L. (2006). Three lenses on the multinational enterprise: Politics, corruption and corporate social responsibility. Journal of International Business Studies, 37(6), 733–746.

Edward H. Spence, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication and Creative Industries, Charles Sturt University. He is a Research Fellow at the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Netherlands and the Department of Philosophy, University of Sydney, Australia. He is the author of several books including Ethics in a Digital Era (in press), Media Markets and Morals (2011), Ethics Within Reason: A Neo-Gewirthian Approach, Advertising Ethics (2005), and Corruption and Anti-Corruption: A Philosophical Approach (2005) and the edited volume The Good Life in a Technological Age (2012). He is the author of numerous refereed papers in national and international journals on topics including media and digital media ethics, the ethics of technology, and media corruption. He is the founder and producer of the Theatre of Philosophy project that aims at the introduction of philosophy to the general public through drama and audience participation through discussion. Several of his philosophy plays have been performed at Arts and Cultural Festivals throughout Australia and the USA.

Research Focus: Media Ethics; Ethics of Information; Digital Ethics; Ethics of Computer Games; Ethics of Technology; Normative Ethics; and Ethics of Corruption, including Media Corruption.

Recently Published Articles:

Elliott, D., & Spence, E. (in press). Ethics for a digital era. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Spence, E. (2016). Is Alan Gewirth’s moral philosophy neo-stoic? In P. Bauhn (Ed.), Gewirthian perspectives. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers.

Hui, J., & Spence, E. (2016). Internet addiction and well-being: Daoist and stoic reflections. Dao: A Journal of Contemporary Philosophy. Springer

Tetiana Stepurko is Assistant Professor at the School of Public Health, National University of “Kiev-Mohyla Academy” in Kiev, Ukraine. She is also Head of Master Program “Health care management” at the School of Public Health, and Member of the Scientific Board of Summer Schools “Transformation of health care systems: Eastern Europe” and Winter Schools “Public Health in Ukraine.” Since 2016 she is National Coordinator of Erasmus plus capacity building project “Bridging Innovations, Health and Societies. Educational capacity building in the Eastern European Neighbouring Areas (BIHSENA)” and Principal researcher of “Health Index. Ukraine.” She has broad research interests covering topics from sociology to health economics, including informal patient payments in post-communist context. She is Associate Editor at the impact factor journal BMC Health Services Research.

Research Focus: Informal payments, health care services, Patients’ satisfaction.

Recently Published Articles:

Stepurko, T., Pavlova, M., & Groot, W. (2016). Overall satisfaction of health care users with the quality of and access to health care services: A cross-sectional study in six Central and Eastern European countries. BMC Health Services Research, 16(1), 342.

Polese, A., & Stepurko, T. (2016). Society: In connections we trust. Transitions Online, 19(04), 7–10.

Stepurko, T., Pavlova, M., Gryga, I., Gaál, P., & Groot, W. (2016). Patterns of informal patient payments in Bulgaria, Hungary and Ukraine: A comparison across countries, years and type of services. Health Policy and Planning, czw147.

Stepurko, T., Pavlova, M., Gryga, I., Murauskiene, L., & Groot, W. (2015). Informal payments for health care services: The case of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine. Journal of Eurasian Studies, 6(1), 46–58.

Stepurko, T., Vitiuk, V., Kvit, A., & Kovtonyuk, P. (2014). Medical care on the Euromaidan: Who have saved the lives of the protesters?. Social, Health, and Communication Studies Journal, 1(1), 80–104.

Maxim A. Storchevoy is senior lecturer for business ethics and managerial economics at the Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University located in St. Petersburg (Russia). He has studied economic theory and history of economic thought in Economic Department of St. Petersburg University and holds a Diploma in Economics (1994), a PhD in Economics (2012). He was a founding member of the Russian Business Ethics Network (2016) where he serves as a director.

Research Focus: Business Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility

Recently Published Articles:

Storchevoy M. A., & Hass J. K. (2014). “Understanding Russia”, “new Russian capitalism”, “business law and regulations”, “entrepreneurial climate” // making business in Russia: Insights from insiders. In S. Kock & T. Galkina (Eds.), Hanken School of Economics.

Storchevoy M. A. (2015). Using a typology of ethical issues for stakeholder analysis. Journal of Business Ethics Education, 12.

Jay Youngdahl is a Visiting Scholar at San Francisco State University. From 2010 to 2015 he was a Senior Fellow, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University and from 2012 to 2014 was a Network Fellow, at the E.J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. He earned a JD from the University of Texas at Austin, a MA from St. Johns College, a BS from the University of Houston, and a MDiv from Harvard University. He is a Co-Founder of the Trustee Leadership for Retirement Security at Harvard University, a member of the Network for Sustainable Financial Markets, and was a member of the Small Funds Steering Committee of the UNPRI from 2010 to 2015. He is a Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a Fellow, Center for International Legal Studies. In addition to his academic work, he is a partner in The Youngdahl Law Firm.

Research Focus: Responsible Investment, Ethics in Finance, Ethics in Government, Collective Worker Action, Labor in Technology, Precarious Work

Recently Published Articles:

Youngdahl, J. (2014). The fiduciary duty to protect: The forgotten duty in pension fund investment. Law and Financial Markets Review, 8(3), 241–248.

Youngdahl, J. (2014). The basis of fiduciary duty in investment in the United States. Cambridge handbook of institutional investment and fiduciary duty. Cambridge University Press.

Youngdahl, J. (2013). Investment consultants and institutional corruption. Working Papers, No. 7, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. Retrieved from http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2255669

Craig Anthony Zabala has 30 years of Wall Street experience. He is the Founder, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Concorde Group Holdings Inc. since January 16, 2015 and Founder, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Concorde Group, Inc. since 1998, in addition to a number of other affiliated companies that he has founded and operated since 2000. He is a Visiting Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies – MPIfG in Cologne, Germany, and Visiting Researcher at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Zabala has published in the fields of economics, finance, management, industrial relations, and sociology. He has received many academic awards, including Chancellor Fellow (Graduate Division UCLA, 1974–1983) and Doctoral Fellow (U.S. Senate and U.S. Department of Labor, 1979–1981). Dr. Zabala is a member of the Board of Visitors at UCLA.