Olsson Center Director Andrew C. Wicks is the Ruffin Professor of Business Administration and is director of the doctoral program at Darden.
Wicks joined the Darden faculty in 2002 after spending the previous 10 years teaching business ethics at the University of Washington Graduate Business School. He has written widely on a variety of topics in business ethics including stakeholder theory, trust, total quality management, accounting ethics and managed care. His articles have appeared in a range of top journals in business ethics, management and the humanities including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Soundings and Business Ethics Quarterly. He has won awards for his teaching and his research.
R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, University Professor and Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center, is an internationally recognized authority on stakeholder management — how to understand and manage the multiple changes and challenges in today's business environment, and on the connection between business ethics and corporate strategy. Freeman has received numerous awards in recognition of outstanding teaching at Wharton, Minnesota and Darden. He is a past president of the Society for Business Ethics.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration Jared Harris is also a Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center. He teaches both ethics and strategy courses in Darden’s MBA program and a doctoral seminar on corporate governance and ethics. His research centers on the interplay between ethics and strategy, with a particular focus on the topics of corporate governance, business ethics and interorganizational trust. His work on corporate financial misrepresentation won the 2007 "best dissertation" award in the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management. His work has been published in Organization Science and Business & Professional Ethics Journaland has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and The New Yorker, as well as other media outlets in the U.S., Canada, Germany, India and the U.K.
Alexander B. Horniman
Killgallon Ohio Art Professor of Business Administration Alexander B. Horniman, who is also a Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center, teaches in the area of strategy, leadership and change with additional interests in managerial psychology, diversity and applied ethics. He served as the first director of the Olsson Center and continues to give ethics seminars in public, corporate and association groups.
Bidhan "Bobby" Parmar is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at the Darden School. His research interests focus on how managers make decisions and collaborate in uncertain and changing environments to create value for stakeholders. His recent research examines the impact of authority on moral decision making in organizations. Parmar’s work has been published in Organization Science and the Journal of Business Ethics.
Jenny Mead is the Senior Researcher and Case Writer at the Olsson Center, where she has written over 300 business ethics cases, teaching notes and technical notes. Mead is the producer and director of the documentaries, "Obedience: New Insights” and “Leadership & Theater: Ethics, Innovation and Creativity," and is a playwright herself.
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