Ronald F. Duska, who began his career as a philosopher, has, over the last 30 years, established himself as one of the leading scholars in the field of business ethics. In the past decade, he has concentrated on ethics in the financial services industry because of his affiliation with The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, an institution that specializes in educating financial services professionals. This affiliation gives Duska regular interaction with producers, managers, and top executives in the financial services industry. This book includes a selection of the articles Duska has written throughout the years on ethics, business ethics, teaching ethics, agency theory, postmodernism, employee rights, and ethics in accounting and the financial services industry. The articles reflect Duska’s underlying philosophical concerns and their application to the real-world challenges of practitioners--an overarching method that might be called an Aristotelian common-sense approach to ethical decision making.
Patricia H. Werhane, Professor Emerita, was formerly the Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia where she is a senior fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics at Darden . She was also the Wicklander Chair in Business Ethics and director of the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. Today she is adjunct professor at the University of Illinois Gies College of Business and a Fellow for the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society. Werhane was a visiting Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth College, Arthur Andersen Fellow at Cambridge University and Erskine Visiting Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ. She is the author or editor of over 30 books and over 100 articles and book chapters. Currently she is the co-producer of an Emmy award-winning documentary television series, Big Questions aired on Chicago Illinois Channel 11’s second channel, PRIME. Werhane began her career at Loyola University Chicago as Wirtenberger Chair of Business Ethics.
NORMAN E. BOWIE is the former Elmer L Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He has authored or edited 18 books and about 100 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 co-edited text Ethical Theory and Business is in the 10th 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 a former Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly. In August 2009 he received a life-time achievement award in scholarship presented by the Society for Business Ethics. In 2012 a festchrift Kantian Business Ethics honoring his work was published by Edward Elgar