Norman Bowie

Norman Bowie

Professor Emeritus
Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

Education:

  • AB 1964
    Philosophy Bates College
  • PhD 1968
    Philosophy University of Rochester

Expertise:

  • Corporate responsibility
  • Ethics
  • Leadership
  • Morality of markets
  • Sustainability

Biography

NORMAN E. BOWIE is the former Elmer L Andersen Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He has authored or edited 16 books and over 75 articles. Professor Bowie is the leading scholar in the application of Kant's moral philosophy to business. His book on that topic is Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective and has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. His co-edited text Ethical Theory and Business is in the 9th edition. He has held a position as Dixons Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the London Business School and been a fellow at Harvard's Program in Ethics and the Professions. He is past president of the Society for Business Ethics, the American Society for Value Inquiry and is past Executive Director of the American Philosophical Association. He is the former Associate Editor of Business Ethics Quarterly In August 2009 he received the first life time achievement award in scholarship present by the Society for Business Ethics. In 2012 a feschrift Kantian Business Ethics honoring his work was published by Edward Elgar


Selected Works & Activities.

  • Journal Articles
    "Economics: Friend or Foe of Ethics." Politeia 89: 7-16 (2008).
  • Journal Articles
    "Organizational Integrity and Moral Climates" in Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics, 2009.
  • Journal Articles
    Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective, Norman E. Bowie (Blackwell, 1999).
  • Whole Books
    University-Business Partnerships: An Assessment, Norman E. Bowie (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994).
  • Whole Books
    Ethical Theory and Business (8th ed.), eds. Norman E. Bowie, Tom L. Beauchamp and Denis Arnold (Prentice-Hall, 2008).
  • Journal Articles
    "Sweatshops and Respect for Persons," Norman E. Bowie and Denis Arnold, Business Ethics Quarterly (2003).
  • Whole Books
    Management Ethics, Norman E. Bowie and Patricia H. Werhane (Blackwell, 2004).
  • Journal Articles
    "Privacy Rights on the Internet," Norman E. Bowie and Karim Jamal, Business Ethics Quarterly (2005).
  • Journal Articles
    "Digital Rights and Wrongs: Intellectual Property in the Information Age," Business and Society Review (2005).
  • Journal Articles
    "Kantian Perspective on the Characteristics of Ethics Programs," Norman E. Bowie and Scott Reynolds, Business Ethics Quarterly (2004).
  • Whole Books
    Blackwell Guide to Business Ethics, ed. Norman E. Bowie (Blackwell, 2002).
  • Community Relationships

    Elected Talbot County Board of Education, 2008

  • Current Research

    Corporate governance

  • Scholarly Service

    Dixons Professor of Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, London Business School, 1999-2000s

  • Honors and Awards

    James Wilbur Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Human Values, 1997

  • Scholarly Service

    Fellow, Program in Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University, 1996-97

  • Honors and Awards

    MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, 1993

  • Honors and Awards

    Curtis Cup for Outstanding Teaching, Carlson Executive MBA program, 1993

  • Scholarly Service

    President, Society for Business Ethics, 1988

  • Editorial Appointments

    Senior Contributing Editor, Journal of Business Ethics Education

  • Scholarly Service

    Verizon Visiting Professor in Business Ethics and Technology, Bentley College, March 2004

  • Editorial Appointments

    Editorial Board, Business Ethics Quarterly

  • Scholarly Service

    Executive Secretary American Philosophical Association, 1972-75

  • Scholarly Service

    Phi Beta Kappa

  • Community Relationships

    Advisory Board, Center for Ethics in Financial Services, The American College, 2009

  • Honors and Awards

    Society for Business Ethics Lifetime Achievement Award in Scholarship, 2009

  • Current Research

    Political economy

  • Honors and Awards

    Carlson School Distinguished Teaching Award, 2008

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