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Thomas Donaldson

Mark O. Winkelman Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and of Philosophy


Ph.D. University of Kansas

Research Interests

  • business ethics
  • leadership
  • risk management
  • corporate compliance

Selected Publications

Ties that Bind: A Social Contract Approach to Business Ethics. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Business School Press, 1999. 

“Dangerous Currents.” Directors & Boards, Winter 2004.

"Defining the Value of Doing Good Business." Financial Times sec. Mastering Management: Corporate Governance, (June 2 2005).

(with L. Preston)"The Stakeholder Theory of the Corporation: Concepts, Evidence, Implication." Academy of Management Review (January 1995).