Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716 USA
Email: gweaver at udel.edu (Please convert “at” to @ and delete the spaces in the email address to send a message; the visible address is altered to reduce junk/spam email.)
Publications in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Business Ethics Quarterly, Organization Studies, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Human Relations, Organizational Dynamics, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Business Ethics, American Criminal Law Review, and other journals and collections. Co-author (with Linda K. Trevino) of Managing Ethics in Business Organizations: Social Scientific Perspectives (Stanford University Press, 2003); this work recently was described as one of two books marking “the birth of behavioral business ethics as an identifiable area of inquiry” (quote from page 21 of the chapter by Brief in Tenbrunsel & DeCremer (eds.) Behavioral Business Ethics: Shaping an Emerging Field, 2012). Recent research recognition includes a 2011 Journal of Management Scholarly Impact Award, the 2010 “best article” award from the International Association for Business and Society (for the best article published by an IABS member in any journal), a Journal of Business Ethics “citation classics” award in 2012 (for authoring one of the 33 most-cited articles during the journal’s 30 years of publication), and the Lerner College of Business & Economics 2013 Outstanding Scholar award. See (click) curriculum vitae (.pdf document) for details.
Professor Weaver’s research interests primarily concern ethics in organizations, from the standpoint of both individual behavioral and cognitive processes, and organizational and institutional level policies, practices, cultures and structures. Current projects are focused on intuitionist theories in behavioral ethics (covering both the process and content of moral intuitions); social network effects on ethics in organizations; and the interplay of institutionalized practices and individual behavior and cognition in generating local and systemic ethical failure (as in the recent financial crisis; see (click) the Securitization and the Shadow Banking System project website).
Links (including class & study abroad information)
Business Ethics Quarterly: BEQ is a leading international and multidisciplinary scholarly journal publishing theoretical and empirical research on a broad range of issues and topics relevant to business ethics, corporate responsibility, and related subjects. It is sponsored by the Society for Business Ethics. BEQ‘s 2013 journal impact factor is 2.702 (5-year impact 3.486) and it ranks 1st out of 50 journals in the Social Science Citation Index “ethics” category and 16th out of 110 journals in the “business” category. BEQ is the highest ranking journal focused specifically on business ethics, corporate responsibility, societal impacts of business, and related topics. Professor Weaver was editor in chief of BEQ from 2005 until August 2011, and currently serves as senior associate editor. BEQ’s current editor in chief (since August 2011) is Denis Arnold (University of North Carolina-Charlotte). The editor and senior associate editor are assisted by associate editors Alan Strudler (Wharton), Andreas Scherer (Zürich), Andreas Rasche (Copenhagen Business School), Bruce Barry (Vanderbilt), Jerry Goodstein (Washington State), Heather Elms (American), Wayne Norman (Duke), and Kenneth Goodpaster (St. Thomas), book review editor Jeffery Smith (Redlands), and managing editor Elizabeth Scott (Eastern Connecticut). For more information, see (click) the Business Ethics Quarterly website.
2014-15 classes: January 2015 Central Europe graduate level study abroad program (MBA, MA, or MS, 6 credits). This program travels to Budapest, Prague, Vienna and Bratislava, January 17 through February 1, 2015, with additional pre-departure evening class meetings in Newark. For details follow this link.
Professor Weaver serves on the executive board of the University of Delaware Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy.
Ph.D. in Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. in Philosophy, The University of Iowa
B.A. in economics and philosophy, Bucknell University
Curriculum vitae (.pdf document)