Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Conference Speakers, Presenters, and Panelists

Abdallah, Hanin is assistant dean for students in the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut. She is active in implementing integrity and ethics initiatives on campus. Specifically, Abdallah is instrumental in shaping the strategy of Bicharaf, the Lebanese national initiative on academic integrity and business ethics, and she conducts research in those areas.

Archer, Geoffrey is a second-year management Ph.D. student at the Darden Graduate School of Business, Archer’s research interests are in entrepreneurship and sustainability, specifically the relationship between Microfinance and CleanTech. Archer has over 10 years of work experience; including time spent as a brand and category manager at Yahoo! Inc. and an exotic car salesman in San Francisco.

Bhambri, Arvind has been on the faculty of the Graduate Business School at the University of Southern California since obtaining his doctorate from the Harvard Business School. He specializes in strategic change, competitive strategy, global business development, and leadership. Before coming to the U.S., Bhambri was trained as an electrical engineer in India. In addition to USC, Bhambri has been on the faculty of Bocconi University in Milan, the University of Hawaii’s Advanced Management Program, and the Owner Managed Business Institute in Santa Barbara. During 2000-2002, Bhambri took a sabbatical from USC to lead strategy and business development at a global Web-based supply chain company in food and agricultural products. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Trianz, Inc., a global provider of consulting and information technology solutions in the U.S., Japan, India, and Europe.

Bose, Iti is a post-doctoral fellow in Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, pursuing research in the area of corporate governance and social responsibility.

Brenkert, George is professor and director, Georgetown Business Ethics Institute. Brenkert has published in numerous books and journals including: A Companion to Business Ethics; Trust Within and Between Organizations; Consumption; Environmental Ethics and Business Ethics Perspectives; Business and the Humanities; Women's Studies and Business Ethics; The Journal of Ethics; Business Ethics Quarterly; and Public Affairs Quarterly. He is currently editor-in-chief of Business Ethics Quarterly.

Calkins, Martin is assistant professor in the College of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He earned a Ph.D. in management from the University of Virginia, M.Div. and Th.M. degrees in theology from the Weston School of Theology, and an M.I.M. in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management.

Calton, Jerry is professor of management in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. Recently, he has focused on new approaches to teaching and learning ethics from the "inside out" via personal contemplative practices and dialogic explorations with others in wisdom or learning circles. This new interest has prompted him to read more widely on Asian philosophical and religious practices that link personal transformation to acceptance of moral obligations to the larger community. Calton is book review editor for the Journal of Corporate Citizenship. He is a member of the graduate faculty for the new China-US Relations Masters Program at the University of Hawaii-Hilo.

Christie, S.J. is the director of Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai, one of the premier business schools in India. Prior to taking up the director's position, he was the dean of the Institute for three years. He received his Masters in mathematical statistics from the University of Madras, India, and M.B.A. and Ph.D. in business administration from St Louis University. His doctoral dissertation was on the cross-cultural comparison of ethical attitudes of managers in India, the U.S. and South Korea. His research interests include relationship between culture and ethical attitudes of managers, globalization, and cross-cultural management.

Cramer, Aron is President and CEO of Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). Prior to assuming this post in 2004, he was based in Paris, where he launched BSR's Europe office in 2002. Cramer joined BSR in 1995, and served as the founding director of its Business and Human Rights Program. Cramer has worked closely with dozens of BSR's member companies in numerous industry sectors, providing advice and counsel on the full spectrum of CSR issues. He also has provided support and counsel to many of the leading CSR initiatives in recent years, including the UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights, and the Fair Labor Association. He has worked extensively with the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, USAID, and other public institutions.

de Colle, Simone is a Ph.D. candidate in management and business ethics at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. He holds a Masters degree in rational choice and Business ethics and has 10 years of experience in research and consultancy in the field of business ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Feghali, Tony is an assistant professor of information management in the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut. In April 2004, he initiated Bicharaf ("with honor" in Arabic), the Lebanese national initiative on academic integrity and business ethics. Feghali stays active in academic integrity and business ethics research.

Forster, William is a Ph.D. candidate in strategy, entrepreneurship and business ethics at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business Administration. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado, and served 12 years as an officer in the Air Force. Prior to beginning his doctoral program, he taught strategic management and accounting at the Air Force Academy.

Gibson, Kevin is associate professor of management and philosophy at Marquette University and director of its Center for Ethics Studies. His research interests include dispute resolution and business ethics. He is the author of Business Ethics: People, Profits and the Planet (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and an introductory text for Cambridge University Press coming out later this year.

Glac, Katherina is a doctoral candidate in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School. She is currently working on her dissertation, which examines the relationship between investor expectations about corporate social responsibility and investment decisions.

Gupta, Abhik is professor in ecology and environmental science, with research interests in biodiversity and pollution research and environmental ethics at St. Edmund’s College, Shillong and then at Assam University, Silchar, India. He has a master’s in zoology and Ph.D from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

Hanson, Kirk O. is executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University and University Professor of Organizations and Society. In 2001, he took early retirement from Stanford University where he taught business ethics in the Graduate School of Business for 23 years. He was also faculty director of the Sloan Program, Stanford's master's program for mid-career executives. Currently he serves as the honorary chair of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing.

Hsieh, Nien-hê is assistant professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research is in ethics and economics and focuses on the justified exercise of managerial authority. Topics of research include authority and work, the provision of assistance by multinational corporations, and incommensurable values and justified choice.

Iyer, Arun is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Marquette University, with research interest in corporate responsibility in the developing world. He also specializes in 20th Century continental and analytic philosophy.

Jo, Hoje is associate professor of finance in the SCU Leavey School of Business. His research interests include corporate finance, international finance, new venture finance, and ethics in finance. He has published in various journals, and his work has won awards from the Global Finance Conference, the European Finance Association and the PACAP Finance Conference.

Kim, Yongtae is assistant professor of accounting in the SCU Leavey School of Business. His research interests are mainly in the areas of managerial opportunism and capital markets. He has been published in various journals including Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Accounting Horizons.

Lee, Alan has over 25 years of real estate investment and development experience in China and the U.S.
Mr. Lee is a co-founder of the Forrester Group (a Chongbang Holdings company), and a founding partner of the Daning Life Hub an innovative open-air mixed-use lifestyle center, located in suburban Shanghai. The Daning Life Hub consists of retail, office, live/work units and a Four Points by Sheraton. Lee is also a board director of the Daning Life Hub’s holding company.

Liu, Baocheng is dean of the Sino-French School of International Management and director of the Center for International Business Ethics in Beijing. His research and teaching cover a variety of disciplines including marketing, cross-cultural communication, and business law. His hands-on business experience includes international trade, joint venture management, and marketing research. His most recent publications include translation from English into Chinese of the Blackwell Encyclopedia on Business Ethics. Liu previously served in management at London Export Corp., Union Merchant Overseas Corp., and Cathay Trading Ltd. He is still actively involved with Unigene Laboratories Inc., Herborium Inc., and Novark Consulting.

Malik, Pravir is managing director, Advisory Services, at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). Malik oversees BSR’s Consumer Products, Food & Agriculture, and Transportation sectors. Prior to BSR, Malik functioned as an intent architect, project lead, and advisor to C-suite level officers on several large transformation projects for US-based and global companies. He also founded Aurosoorya, a systems-based solution center, and was a member of the founding team of A.T. Kearney, India.

Marens, Richard is assistant professor of management at California State University-Sacramento. He has published articles on shareholder activism, management history, employee ownership, corporate law, and the evolution of Catholic social teaching. He is currently researching the social role of finance from both historical and contemporary

Maximiano, Jose Mario is Carlo Magno Distinguished Professorial Chair in Business at De La Salle University Dasmarinas in Philippines. He is a founding governor of the Philippine Academy of Management and founding executive director of the Jaime Cardinal Sin Center for Social Responsibility and Applied Ethics, based in Manila.

May, Douglas is professor of management in the School of Business and directs activities associated with the International Center for Ethics in Business at the Univerity of Kansas. His current research interests include the positive roles of emotions, cultural dimensions, and moral courage in the ethical decision-making process, as well as the determinants and outcomes of experienced meaningfulness at work. May is a past president of the Midwest Academy of Management.

Mencl, Jennifer is assistant professor of human resources management and organizational behavior at Labovitz School of Business and Economics, University of Minnesota-Duluth. Her current research interests include ethical decision making in human resource management, emotions in the workplace, and training-related self efficacy. Prior to graduate school, she worked in a variety of positions at a Midwestern advertising agency.

Moberg, Dennis is Wilkinson Professor of Management and Ethics at Santa Clara University. He is past president of the Society for Business Ethics. His research probes the intersection of ethical decision-making and the behavioral and social sciences.

Nanda, Kapil is the president and CEO of Infogain, the leading provider in CRM, ERP, Integration, and Business Intelligence solutions and services. He founded the company in 1990 after extensive management experience with industry pioneers like Burroughs, Intel, and Altos Computer. Nanda holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Punjab University, India, a master's degree from the University of Kansas, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.

O’Toole, James is research professor in the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California. He is also the Mortimer J. Adler Senior Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He served as a special assistant to Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Elliot Richardson, chairing the Secretary's Task Force on Work in America. He won a Mitchell Prize for a paper on economic growth policy, has served on the prestigious Board of Editors of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Park, C.S. served as chairman and CEO of Maxtor Corp. from November 2004 until May 2006 and as chairman of Maxtor's Board of Directors for eight years. Previously, Park was investment partner and senior advisor at H&Q Asia Pacific, a private equity firm. Prior to joining H&Q Asia Pacific, Park was with Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. and Hynix Semiconductor America Inc.He is a member of the board of directors of STATS ChipPAC Ltd., and Smart Modular Technologies Inc.

Radin, Tara is assistant professor in the Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and General Business, Hofstra University. Radin has done research in employment, technology, privacy, health care, strategy, and general business ethics. She is a member of the Virginia Bar and an active member and reviewer for the Society of Business Ethics, the International Association of Business and Society, and the Academy of Management.

Richter, Ulf is a Ph.D. student at Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales at University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Santoro, Michael is associate professor at the Rutgers Business School. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from New York University, and an A.B. from Oberlin College. During the 1993-94 academic year, he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Hong Kong, and he travels frequently to China.

Sekerka, Leslie is assistant professor of organizational behavior and ethics and the director of the United States Naval Supply Corps Ethics in Action Research and Education Program at the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Sekerka also serves as a faculty contributor to the Business and Organizational Ethics Partnership at the Markkula Center, Santa Clara University. Her publications, focusing on positive change, ethics in the workplace, and peer coaching have appeared in various academic journals and book chapters.

Sheth, P Jagdish is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing in the Goizueta Business School and the founder of the Center for Relationship Marketing (CRM) at Emory University. Prior to his present position, he was on the faculty of the University of Southern California, where he founded the Center for Telecommunications Management, the University of Illinois, Columbia University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sheth is an expert on geopolitical realignment of nations, global competitiveness and strategic vision for global enterprises. His clients include AT&T, BellSouth, Cox Communications, Delta, Ernst & Young, Ford, GE, Lucent Technologies, Motorola, Nortel, Pillsbury, Sprint, Square D, 3M, and Whirlpool. He is also on the Board of Directors of several public companies, including Norstan and Wipro Limited.

Van Buren, Harry is assistant professor of business and society at University of New Mexico’s Anderson Schools of Management. His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Business and Society Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and Religious Education. His current research interests include social capital in organizations, gender and management, ethics in employment relationships (especially for low-wage workers), the intersection of religious beliefs and beliefs about business ethics, accounting ethics, and cross-cultural business ethics.

Vic Kulkarni has worked in the semiconductor and EDA industries for over 28 years. He was appointed president and CEO of Sequence in May 2002. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Operating Officer for more than two years where he set the Company's vision and delivered power and signal integrity products for nanometer systems-on-chip design.

Weber, James is professor of business ethics and management and director of the Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne University. He develops ethics training seminars for business and community organizations and hosts forums for discussions of critical ethical issues in business. He is the co-author of the 11th edition of Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, published by Irwin/McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Wing Y.Li is Managing Director, Atelier Capital Corporation, Vancouver, a private equity firm specializing in real estate investments and capital flow between North America and Asia.

Wu, Jiyun is a Ph.D. candidate in social issues in management at Virginia Tech. She is also a visiting professor at Ithaca College, teaching business ethics for the 2006-2007 academic year. She has presented papers at Academy of Management meetings and Strategic Management Society meetings. She has three articles finalized for publication in Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society.

York, Jeffrey is a research assistant at the Batten Institute at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and a Ph.D. candidate in entrepreneurship, business ethics, and strategy. His work is focused on studying the fusion of environmental opportunities with entrepreneurial solutions.

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