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International Organization Sponsors Duquesne Book Series on Business Ethics

The International Association for Business and Society (IABS) is sponsoring the development of an annual book series by Duquesne University business faculty on ethics issues.

The series comprise a compilation of peer-reviewed chapters that complement the academic journal distributed by the IABS, an organization promoting research on the relationships of business, government and society.

Co-editors for the series will be Dr. David Wasieleski, chair of the management and marketing department and associate professor of business ethics, and Dr. James Weber, professor of business ethics and management, both in Duquesne's Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. Wasieleski and Weber anticipate launching the series next year.

"This book series seeks to fill some of the gaps in the publication of cutting-edge scholarly work that are not already addressed by a number of current academic journals," Weber said. "We envision this annual book series to possibly host longer essays or panelists sharing their ideas on emerging business and society issues."

The reputation of the two editors as thought-leaders in the field and as active IABS members contributed to the unanimous approval of the proposal at the IABS board annual meeting in March.

"This is new territory for IABS-but it is an important development," said IABS President Professor Colin Higgins, who leads the organization with more than 300 members from 20 countries in academics, corporations and nonprofits. "Professor Wasieleski and Professor Weber are long-standing IABS members-indeed, Professor Weber was one of our founding members-and they have a wealth of experience to craft this type of book series."

The IABS board also considered strong institutional commitment from the office of Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business; the alignment of the University and business school mission with the purpose of IABS; and the detailed plan for the series.

"The development of the series will not only draw upon Duquesne's faculty expertise but will help shape the field in business ethics in important ways, cementing our school as a leader in an area that fits perfectly with our mission and Spiritan heritage," said McFarlin. "Scholars, students and practitioners all will benefit from the knowledge and insights this book series will provide about cutting-edge issues in business ethics."

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