Gary Weaver

Professor of Management

Department: Business Administration
Campus Address: 218 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-4568


Research interests

Professor Weaver’s research interests primarily concern ethics and corruption 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 the interplay of institutionalized practices, social interaction, and individual behavior and cognition in generating individual and systemic ethical problems and corruption (as in the recent financial crisis). Professor Weaver also is associate editor for Business Ethics Quarterly.

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  • Ph.D. - Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. - Philosophy, University of Iowa
  • B.A. - Economics & Philosophy, Bucknell University
  • Curriculum Vitae


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 publications include:

  • de lose Reyes, G., Kim, T. W., & Weaver, G. R. in press. Teaching ethics in business schools: A conversation on disciplinary differences, academic provincialism, and the case for integrated pedagogy. Academy of Management Learning and Education.
  • Mitchell, R. K., Weaver, G. R., Agle, B. R., Bailey, A. D., Carlson, J. 2016. Stakeholder agency and social welfare: Pluralism and decision making in the multi-objective corporation. Academy of Management Review. 
  • Weaver, G. R., Reynolds, S. J. & Brown, M. E., 2014. Moral intuition: Connecting current knowledge to future organizational research and practice. Journal of Management, 40, 100-129.
  • Weaver, G. R., 2014. Encouraging ethics in organizations: A review of some key research findings.  American Criminal Law Review, 51.
  • Weaver, G. R. & Stansbury, J. M., 2014. Religion’s impact on employees in organizations:  Cognition, affect, and behavior. In Lounsbury, Phillips, Tracey (eds.), Research in the Sociology of Organizations (series): Religion and Organization Theory, 65-110.
  • Weaver, G. R. & Brown, M. E.  2012. Moral foundations at work:  New factors to consider in understanding the nature and role of ethics in organizations.  In Tenbrunsel & DeCremer, eds., Behavioral Business Ethics:  Ideas on an emerging field (Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis/Routledge), 143-172.
  • Treviño, L. K. & Weaver, G. R., 2010.  Advances in research on punishment in organizations:  Descriptive and normative perspectives.  In M. Schminke, ed., Managerial Ethics:  Managing the Psychology of Morality.  Oxford & New York:  Routledge, 177-204.
  • Misangyi, V. F., Weaver, G. R., & Elms, H., 2008.  Ending corruption:  The interplay among institutional logics, resources, and institutional entrepreneurs.  Academy of Management Review, 33(3):  750-770.
  • Weaver, G. R. & Misangyi, V. 2008.  Corporations as citizens against corruption:  An institutional entrepreneurship perspective.  In A. G. Scherer & G. Palazzo, eds., Handbook of Research on Global Corporate Citizenship (Cheltenham, UK & Northamption, MA:  Elgar).


Awards & Honors

Research awards

  • 2013 Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Outstanding Scholar Award
  • 2012 “citation classics” award from the Journal of Business Ethics, for co-authoring one of the 33 most cited articles in the journal’s first thirty years of publication.
  • 2011 scholarly impact award from the Journal of Management.
  • 2010 best article award, from the International Association for Business and Society (for best article published by an IABS member in any journal).

Teaching awards

  • Executive MBA program Distinguished Instructor award, 2000
  • Executive MBA program Teaching Excellence award, 1999


  • 2014 Society for Business Ethics Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service Award.


Ethical issues in the global business environment (MBA/MS;

Central  Europe Study Abroad Program (MBA/MS;

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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