Thomas Donaldson

Thomas Donaldson (vitae, pdf)
The Wharton School

Thomas Donaldson is the Mark O. Winkelman Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Wharton PhD Program in Ethics and Law. He is an Academic Advisor with the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics.

He has written broadly in the area of business ethics, values, and leadership. Books that he has authored or edited include: The Ties that Bind: A Social Contract Approach to Business Ethics (Harvard University Business School Press, 1999), co-authored with Thomas W Dunfee; Ethical Issues in Business, 6th Edition (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1999), co-edited with Patricia Werhane; Ethics in Business and Economics-2 Volume Set (Ashgate Publishing, 1998), co-edited with Thomas W. Dunfee;Ethics in International Business (Oxford University Press, 1989); and Corporations and Morality (Prentice-Hall Inc., 1982). His book, The Ethics of International Business, was the winner of the 1998 SIM Academy of Management Best Book Award.

He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Business Ethics. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Review, and a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals, including the Business Ethics Quarterly. His writings have appeared in publications such as The Academy of Management Reviewthe Harvard Business ReviewEthics, and Economics and Philosophy.

At Wharton he has received many teaching awards, including the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 1998 (the Class of 1984 MBA Teaching Award); the Excellence in Teaching Award (in 2001, 2000, 1999 , and 1998); the Miller-Sherrerd MBA Teaching Award (in 2001, 2000, 1998, and 1997); the David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2002, The MBA “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” Award, 2002; the Marc and Sheri Rapaport Undergraduate Core Teaching Award, 2001; and the Undergraduate Teaching Award for Standing Faculty (2002, 2001, and 1999). Prior to 1996 (from 1990 to 1996), he held the position of the John F. Connelly Professor of Business Ethics in the School of Business, Georgetown University. There he was voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year by MBA students and Distinguished Researcher of the Year by business school faculty members.

He has consulted and lectured at many corporations, including Goldman Sachs, Walt Disney, Microsoft, Exelon, Motorola, AT&T, JP Morgan, Johnson & Johnson, Texaco, EDS, Shell International, IBM, Axel Johnson, Inc., Western Mining Company-Australia, NYNEX, Pfizer, American Home Products, the AMA, the IMF, Bankers Trust, the United Nations, and the World Bank. He has appeared on the Today Show, the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, CNN, CNBC, PBS, NPR (“All Things Considered” and “Marketplace”), and. His remarks have been published in The New York TimesU.S. News & World Report,NewsweekFortune MagazineThe Financial Times, and Business Week. In the summer of 2002, he testified in the US Senate regarding the Sarbanes-Oxley corporate reform legislation.