Ted Rogers School of Management
My Interest in Business Ethics
Academic - Faculty/Staff
Areas of Interest
Accountability ; Codes of Conduct ; Consumer Issues ; Corruption ; Economic - Social ; Health - Biotech ; Public Policy - Lobbying ; Theory
Me in Brief
Chris MacDonald Director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education & Research Program, and Associate Professor at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management. He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University. He specializes in business ethics: his interests encompass a range of practical and theoretical problems related to ethics in commerce. He is the co-author of The Power of Critical Thinking, 3rd Canadian Edition (Oxford, 2013), and co-author of Business Ethics: Decision Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility, 3rd Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2013). His work has appeared in many scholarly journals and trade publications, and he is co-editor of The Business Ethics Journal Review.
Chris has held major research grants from two of Canada’s federal granting agencies. His current scholarly projects include: the role of the notion of market failure in business ethics; conflict of interest policies; the jargon of business ethics; and the ethical implications of 21st-century manufacturing technologies.
He writes a widely-read blog ("The Business Ethics Blog") that is now mirrored by Canadian Business. He was named as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” by Ethisphere Magazine in 2008, 2009, and again in 2010, and has twice been named one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business", by Trust Across America.
Chris is active in the ethics community beyond the university. He is a member of the Board of the Ethics Practitioners' Association of Canada, and a member of the board of the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy.