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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

Gary Weaver

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Title Professor of Management
Office 218 Alfred Lerner Hall


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. Professor Weaver also is associate editor for Business Ethics Quarterly, and was editor in chief for 2005-2011.


  • Ph.D. in business administration, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ph.D. in philosophy, University of Iowa
  • B.A. in economics & philosophy, Bucknell University

Select Publications

  • de lose Reyes, G., Kim, T. W., & Weaver, G. R. 2017. 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

  • Society for Business Ethics Lifetime Achievement Distinguished Service Award, 2014
  • Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics Outstanding Scholar Award, 2013
  • “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, 2012
  • Scholarly impact award from the Journal of Management, 2011
  • Best article award, from the International Association for Business and Society (for best article published by an IABS member in any journal), 2010 and 2018
  • Academy of Management (Social Issues in Management Division) best business ethics paper award, 2017
  • Executive MBA program Distinguished Instructor award, 2000
  • Executive MBA program Teaching Excellence award, 1999

Curriculum Vitae

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