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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, Business Environments, Public Policy and Regulation

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, corporate social and financial performance, corporate social responsibility, ethical leadership of corporate culture, business ethics, the regulation of risky systems, business ethics education, accounting ethics education

Published In

Academy of Management Review (1995 & 1999), Business Ethics Quarterly, Behavioral Science, Human Relations, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Business & Society, Journal of Academic Ethics, Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Corporate Reputation Review, Accounting Education: An International Journal (2007 & 2012), Oxford University Press Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility, Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology (Sage), Handbook of Integrated CSR Communication (Springer), Issues in Accounting Education, Business, Capitalism and Corporate Citizenship (Greenleaf), The Accounting Educator, 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), The Corporate Citizen, Journal of Socio-Economics, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, Academy of Management Executive, 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), 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), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (Sage), Compliance and Ethics, Good Business, Journal of Business Ethics Education, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Management Education, Handbook of Unethical Work Behavior (M.E. Sharpe), Corporate Responsibility Magazine, Philosopher's Index, Encyclopedia of Management

Books Authored and Edited

  • Embedding CSR into Corporate Culture: Challenging the Executive Mind, Palgrave Macmillian, 2014 (Book Award Finalist, 2015)
  • Toward Assessing Business Ethics Education, Co-edited with Dann Fisher. Information Age Publishing, 2011
  • Advancing Business Ethics Education, Co-edited with Dann 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)
  • Business & Society (2008-2017)
  • Business Ethics Quarterly (2008-2017)
  • Asia Pacific and Globalization Review (2011-2017)
  • Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2004-2008; 2014-2017)
  • International Journal of Organizational Analysis (1994-2004)

Research in Progress

CSR leadership, science and CSR, CEO duality, board diversity, corporate social and financial performance, corporate value dynamics, executive decision making