Hartman Elected President of SBE

I’m blogging “live” from the site of the final day of the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics, here in Atlanta. I heard too many interesting papers to single out one or even a few to talk about here. So instead I’d like to take this opportunity to send out hearty congratulations to Edwin Hartman upon his selection as the new President of the SBE. Ed is founding director of the Prudential Business Ethics Center at the Business School at Rutgers University, and has written influential works on a range of topics in business ethics, with a special focus on virtue ethics and the connection between character and organizational culture. Ed has had a wide-ranging career, including earning both a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an MBA, and working as a professor, a consultant, a corporate executive, and a professor again.

Ed is taking on the role of President after serving as a member of the SBE’s Board of Directors for several years, as program chair of the SBE’s 2005 Annual Meeting, and as a member of the Editorial Board of Business Ethics Quarterly.

Aristotle wrote, “Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” He also wrote that “Wit is educated insolence.” Ed is a man of considerable dignity and wit. He’s a good man, sure to wield his gavel justly.

Edwin Hartman’s Books:

Organizational Ethics and the Good Life (Oxford University Press, 1996)
Conceptual Foundations of Organization Theory (Ballinger, 1988)
Substance, Body, and Soul: Aristotelian Investigations (Princeton University Press) (Princeton University Press, 1978)

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