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Diane Swanson

Diane Swanson
Edgerley Family Chair in Business Administration
Business Ethics Education Initiative 
Department of Management

o.   18D Calvin Hall
ph. 785-532-4352
e.   swanson@ksu.edu


Ph D, University of Pittsburgh, 1996.
Major: Business Administration
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Strategy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, Organizational Theory, Sociology of Organizations, Organizational Behavior, Business Environments, Public Policy

MA, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1982.
Major: Economics
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Social Theory, History, Philosophy, Public Policy 

BS, Avila College, 1980.
Major: Finance
Supporting Areas of Emphasis: Management and Economics 

Areas of Teaching

Corporate Citizenship and Business Ethics, Managing the Triple Bottom Line Business, Professional Ethics, PhD and Graduate Education for Executive Managers

Areas of Research

The triple bottom line business, CEO duality, corporate social performance, corporate citizenship, corporate social responsibility, leadership and corporate culture, business ethics, the regulation of risky systems, business ethics education, accounting ethics education

Published In

Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Business Ethics Quarterly, Corporate Reputation Review, Accounting Education: An International Journal (2007 & 2012), Achieving Ethical Competency for Public Service Leadership (M.E. Sharp), Journal of Corporate Citizenship, Australian Journal of Management, Journal of Individual Employment Rights (2002 & 2003), Academy of Management Review (1995 & 1999), The Corporate Citizen, Behavioral Science, Human Relations, Journal of Socio-Economics, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, A Companion to Business Ethics (Blackwell Publishing), Scaling the Corporate Wall (Prentice Hall), Encyclopedia of Management (Gale Publishing); Perspectives on Corporate Citizenship (Greenleaf Publishing), Business Ethics: The New Challenge for Business Schools and Corporate Leaders (M.E.Sharpe), Journal of Academic Ethics, Human Resource Management Ethics (Information Age Publishing), Fulfilling our Obligation: Perspectives on Teaching Business Ethics (Keenasaw State University Press), The Ethics of Executive Compensation (Blackwell Publisher), Issues in Accounting Education, Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (Sage), Compliance and Ethics, The Accounting Educator, Good Business, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Education, Oxford University Press Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, Handbook of Unethical Work Behavior (M.E. Sharpe), Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Philosopher's Index, Encyclopedia of Management, Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology (Sage)

Books Authored and Edited

  • Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind, Palgrave Macmillian, 2014
  • Toward Assesing Business Ethics Education, Co-edited with Dann Fisher. Information Age Publishing, 2011
  • Advancing Business Ethics Education, Co-edited with Dan Fisher. Information Age Publishing, 2008
  • Toward Integrative Corporate Citizenship, Co-authored with Marc Orlitzky, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008

Editorial Board Service

  • Academy of Management Review (2008-2011)
  • International Journal of Organizational Analysis (1994-2004)
  • Business & Society
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
  • Asia Pacific and Globalization Review
  • Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Research in Progress

Responsible human resource management practices, corporate value dynamics,ethical leadership, business ethics education, business ethics and neoclassical economics, psychology of self, corporate citizenship, executive decision making, accounting ethics