Business ethics research: A look at the past & a window to the future

This is a Global and Strategic Marketing Research Centre (GLOSMARC) seminar taking place at Leeds University Business School on Thursday 12 October 2017

This interactive session will focus on a review of past theory and research development in the field of business ethics. Knowledge development will be assessed with a view towards opportunities for future research. The developments in business ethics will be differentiated from social responsibility and sustainability research. Opportunities for research in all areas will be addressed as well as the challenges in publishing in this field. A real opportunity exists to publish in this area as there has been a paucity of research in recent years.

We look forward to seeing you there, the talk will be followed by lunch.  


About the speaker

Professor Linda Ferrell

Dr. Linda Ferrell is Professor and Chair of the Marketing Department. She served on the faculty at Belmont University, University of New Mexico, University of Wyoming, University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and University of Tampa.  She co-managed two, $1.25 million grant for business ethics education through the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at the University of New Mexico with her husband, Dr. O.C. Ferrell. She was also jointly responsible for securing over $5 million for the first Bill Daniels Distinguished Professor Chair of Business Ethics at the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Ferrell earned a Ph.D. from the University of Memphis. She holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising from Illinois State University.  Her research interests include marketing ethics, ethics training and effectiveness, the legalization of business ethics as well as corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She has published in Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, AMS Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, Journal of Business Research, as well as others. She has co- authored numerous books including Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases (12th edition), Business and Society (4th edition), Management (3rd), and Introduction to Business (12th edition).  Professionally, Dr. Ferrell served as an account executive in advertising with McDonalds and Pizza Huts advertising agencies in Houston, Indianapolis and Philadelphia. She was recently honored as the Innovative Marketer of the Year for the Marketing Management Association. Dr. Ferrell is on the Board of Directors of Mannatech, Inc. a NASDAQ listed, health and wellness company. She serves on the Board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy-Center for the Public Trust. She serves on the Executive Committee, Board, and Academic Advisory Committee of the Direct Selling Education Foundation. She is on the Cutco/Vector College Advisory Board. She is immediate Past President of the Academy of Marketing Science and Past President of the Marketing Management Association. Dr. Ferrell also serves as an expert witness in ethics and legal disputes.


Professor OC Ferrell

Dr. O.C. Ferrell is the James T. Pursell, Sr. Eminent Scholar in Ethics and Director of the Center for Ethical Organizational Cultures at the Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University. Dr. Ferrell is President-Elect of the Academy of Marketing Science. He was formerly Vice-President of Publications for the Academy of Marketing Science and Past President of the Academic Council of the American Marketing Association. He received the AMS Cutco/Vector Distinguished Educator Award. He chaired 13 dissertations with his former students serving as Deans, Associate Provost, CIBER Directors, journal editors, among others. He has published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, AMS Review, Journal of Business Research, as well as others