Thomas Donaldson: Preface Introduction N. Craig Smith: The Moral Responsibility of Firms: Renewed Interest in a Perennial Question of Business Ethics Part One 1: Philip Pettit: The Conversable, Responsible Corporation 2: Michael E. Bratman: The Intentions of a Group 3: Peter A. French: The Diachronic Moral Responsibility of Firm 4: Waheed Hussain and Joakim Sandberg: Normative Functionalism about Corporate Moral Agency Part Two 5: John Hasnas: The Phantom Menace of the Responsibility Deficit 6: Ian Maitland: How Corporate Responsibility Undermines True Responsibility 7: David Roennegard and Manuel Velasquez: On (Not) Attributing Moral Responsibility to Organizations 8: Amy J. Sepinwall: Blame, Emotion, and the Corporation Part Three 9: Kendy Hess: The Unrecognized Consensus about Firm Moral Responsibility 10: Nien-he Hsieh: Corporate Moral Agency, Positive Duties, and Purpose Conclusion Eric W. Orts: The Moral Responsibility of Firms: Past, Present, and Future
Eric W. Orts is the Guardsmark Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department with a joint appointment in the Management Department. He also directs the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL). His primary research and teaching interests are in corporate governance, environmental law and policy, and professional ethics. His scholarly work is widely published in academic journals and books. Prior to joining Wharton's faculty in 1991, Orts practiced law at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City. Orts is a member of the bar of New York and the District of Columbia, and an elected member of the American Law Institute. N. Craig Smith is the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Ethics and Social Responsibility at INSEAD, France and the Academic Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics Research Group in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. He was previously on the faculties of London Business School, Georgetown University, and Harvard Business School. His research is at the intersection of business and society, encompassing business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. He is the author, coauthor or coeditor of six books and over thirty academic journal articles.