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    Assessing whether CEOs deserve their pay
    with Peter Skilling
    Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 14 (1): 78-91. 2012.
  •  24
    Ethics and the Future of Meaningful Work: Introduction to the Special Issue
    with Evgenia I. Lysova, Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Christopher Michaelson, Luke Fletcher, and Catherine Bailey
    Journal of Business Ethics 185 (4): 713-723. 2023.
    The world of work over the past 3 years has been characterized by a great reset due to the COVID-19 pandemic, giving an even more central role to scholarly discussions of ethics and the future of work. Such discussions have the potential to inform whether, when, and which work is viewed and experienced as meaningful. Yet, thus far, debates concerning ethics, meaningful work, and the future of work have largely pursued separate trajectories. Not only is bridging these research spheres important f…Read more
  •  13
    The Management Practice of Servant Leadership: A Levinasian Enrichment
    Philosophy of Management 22 (3): 321-346. 2023.
    This paper applies Emmanuel Levinas’ philosophy to the management practice of leadership. Specifically, it focuses on servant leadership, which is considered the most dyadic other-oriented style. While often viewed altruistically, servant leadership can still be egological if it totalizes followers to a leader’s interests and to organizational ends. This paper conceptualises an enriched version of servant leadership using key ideas taken from Levinas’ understanding of the infinite Other and then…Read more
  •  24
    Developing, Validating, and Applying a Measure of Human Quality Treatment
    with Jarrod Haar, Kemi Ogunyemi, and Patricia Grant
    Journal of Business Ethics 185 (3): 647-663. 2022.
    Human Quality Treatment (HQT) is a theoretical approach expressing different ways of dealing with employees within an organization and is embedded in humanistic management tenants of dignity, care, and personal development, seeking to produce morally excellent employees. We build on the theoretical exposition and present a measure of HQT-Scale across several studies including cross-culturally to enhance confidence in our results. Our first study generates the 25 items for the HQT-Scale and provi…Read more
  •  27
    The Divine States (brahmaviharas) in Managerial Ethical Decision-Making in Organisations in Sri Lanka: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis
    with Thushini S. Jayawardena-Willis and Edwina Pio
    Journal of Business Ethics 168 (1): 151-171. 2019.
    Ethical decision-making theories in behavioural ethics management have been developed through the social sciences, psychology, social psychology, and cognitive neurosciences. These theories are either cognitive, non-cognitive or an integration of both. Other scholars have recommended redefining what ethical means through moral philosophy and theology. Buddhism is a religion, a philosophy, a psychology, an ethical system and an art of living. The divine states in Buddhism are virtues that could b…Read more
  •  18
    In Pursuit of Eudaimonia: How Virtue Ethics Captures the Self-Understandings and Roles of Corporate Directors
    with Patricia Grant and Surendra Arjoon
    Journal of Business Ethics 153 (2): 389-406. 2018.
    A recent special issue in the Journal of Business Ethics gathered together a variety of papers addressing the challenges of putting virtue ethics into practice :563–565, 2013). The editors prefaced their outline of the various papers with the assertion that exploring the practical dimension of virtue ethics can help business leaders discover their proper place in working for a better world, as individuals and within the family, the business community and society in general :563–565, 2013). Schol…Read more
  • Spirituality and Ethical Behaviour in the Workplace: Wishful Thinking or Authentic Reality
    with Patricia Grant
    Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies 13 (2): 61-69. 2008.
    The link between religion and work is not new. For centuries, people have strived to interpret their work through religious lenses. Recently, however, a significant paradigm shift has occurred. The current view is that spirituality, as opposed to religion, is a better construct for understanding the relationship between the individual and modern pluralistic workplaces. This current perspective, sourced in various socio-cultural factors, views spirituality as positively influencing numerous organ…Read more
  •  24
    Reconciling Ethical Theory and Practice
    with Patricia Grant and Surendra Arjoon
    Business and Professional Ethics Journal 36 (1): 41-65. 2017.
    Recent work in ethical theory brings into question the ability of master-principle theories (utilitarianism, deontology, rights and duties, and social contracts) to provide guidance for normative behaviour and ethical reflection. Business ethics education and corporate ethics programmes are still heavily influenced by these theories which have been found to be deficient in adequately dealing with ethical reflection and guiding practice. There appears to be a dissonance between the fields of ethi…Read more
  • The Excellent Entrepreneur: Old Virtues for New Ventures?
    with Margaret Blackburn
    Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 9 (2). 2007.
  • The Essential Role of Virtue Ethics in Spiritual Leadership
    with Patricia Grant
    Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 11 (1-2). 2010.
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    Corporate governance reform: character‐building structures
    with Patricia Grant
    Business Ethics: A European Review 23 (2): 125-138. 2014.
    This paper argues that corporate governance reformers in Anglo-American jurisdictions should consider a different approach in their quest for better corporate governance. Traditionally, corporate governance reform has taken a structural approach, tightening the rules around the number of independent directors required on boards and committees and fine-tuning the definition of independence. However, such an approach has failed to achieve effective corporate governance. Moreover, this approach is …Read more
  • The Supposed Courage of Corporate Whistleblowers
    Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 10 (1-2). 2010.
  •  17
    Reconciling Ethical Theory and Practice
    with Patricia Grant and Surendra Arjoon
    Business and Professional Ethics Journal 36 (1): 41-65. 2017.
    Recent work in ethical theory brings into question the ability of master-principle theories (utilitarianism, deontology, rights and duties, and social contracts) to provide guidance for normative behaviour and ethical reflection. Business ethics education and corporate ethics programmes are still heavily influenced by these theories which have been found to be deficient in adequately dealing with ethical reflection and guiding practice. There appears to be a dissonance between the fields of ethi…Read more
  •  21
    Investigating the Convergence of Corporate Social Responsibility and Spirituality at Work
    with Cecile Rozuel
    Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics 14 (1): 47-62. 2012.