In a world in which daily reports of questionable business practices, from insider trading to environmental pollution, dominate the headlines, the need to understand the large issues of how business and ethics are, and ought to be, connected is of paramount concern to Ed and his work on the topic. He is author of over one hundred case studies, has developed innovative courses using traditional cases, as well as novels, short stories, and theater, and is consultant to many global corporations on matters of business ethics. With a number of colleagues he is the author of the textbook, Business Ethics (Pearson, 2009). He has edited book series with Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and the Philosophy Documentation Center that has produced more than twenty five books helping to define the field of business ethics.
R. Edward Freeman is the Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration at The Darden School, Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics—an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees—to renew and enhance the link between ethical behavior and business practice. From 1986 to 2009 he was Director of Darden’s Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, one of the world’s leading academic centers for the study of ethics. Both organizations are housed at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
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