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Harry Van Buren holds the Rust Professorship in Business Ethics at the Anderson School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Management, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, an MS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a BS in managerial law and public policy from Syracuse University. His research interests include the ethics of contemporary employment practices, preventing human trafficking in global supply chains, the intersection of religious and business ethics, and the relationship between accounting and stakeholder theory.

Published Work on Stakeholder Theory

(Forthcoming) Taking (and sharing) power: How boards of directors can bring about greater fairness for dependent stakeholders. Business & Society Review.

( 2009) Moral arguments for stakeholder involvement in corporate governance: A critical perspective. Paper presented at the Sixth International Critical Management Studies Conference, Warwick, U.K.

(2008) Taking (and sharing) power: How boards of directors can bring about greater fairness for dependent stakeholders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Business Ethics, Anaheim.

(2007) With Davis,W. Stakeholder risk as experienced by non-shareholders: An ethical analysis. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Business & Society, Florence.

(2007) Speaking truth to power: Religious institutions as both dissident organizational stakeholders and organizational partners. Business and Society Review, 112: 55-72.

(2007) The plight of low-wage workers: How stakeholder theory does and does not help. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Business & Society, Florence.

( 2005) A critical analysis of stakeholder theory and corporate governance. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Honolulu.

(2005) No CEO is an island: Ethical behavior, stakeholder networks, and the need for shared governance through stakeholder consent. Paper presented at the annual research conference of the European Network for Business Ethics, Tallinn, Estonia.

(2003) How organizations manage relationships with dissident stakeholders (and vice versa): Lessons from shareholder activism. Paper presented as part of a symposium on “Stakeholder management: Pied piper or pipe dream? Examining the impact of an idea” at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle.

(2002) New institutions for new employment relationships: Stakeholder networks and justice for workers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, Denver.

(2001) Remedying injustices in stakeholder relationships: The role of fairness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Evolutionary Economics, New Orleans.

(2000) With Key, S. From stakeholder analysis to stakeholder theory: A (modest) proposal. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Business & Society Burlington, VT. In K. Getz and D. Windsor (Eds.) Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the International Association for Business and Society: 244-248.

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