Professor of Management
218 Alfred Lerner Hall
Newark, DE 19716
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 intuitionist theories in behavioral ethics (covering both the process and content of moral intuitions), and on the interplay of institutionalized practices and individual behavior and cognition in generating local and systemic ethical failure (as in the recent financial crisis). Professor Weaver also is senior 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
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:
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).
Treviño, L. K., Weaver, G. R., & Brown, M. E., 2008. It’s lovely at the top: Hierarchical levels, identities, and perceptions of organizational ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 18(2): 233-253.
Treviño, L. K., Weaver, G. R., & Reynolds, S., 2006. Behavioral ethics in organizations: A review. Journal of Management, 32(6): 951-990.
Weaver, G. R., 2006. Virtue in organizations: Moral identity as a foundation for moral agency. Organization Studies 27(3): 341-368.
Awards & Honors
- 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).
- Executive MBA program Distinguished Instructor award, 2000
- Executive MBA program Teaching Excellence award, 1999