Dr. Chris MacDonald's 

Business Ethics Publications

MacDonald C. "Review of Managing for Stakeholders: Survival, Reputation, Success, by R. Edward Freeman, Jeffrey S. Harrison, and Andrew C. Wicks, " Business Ethics Quarterly, 19: 4. October 2009. 621-629. [This was a 4500-word invited review.] [Prepublication PDF is here.]

MacDonald C and Wayne Norman, "Conflct of Interest" Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics (OUP, 2009)

Williams-Jones, B and MacDonald C. "Conflict of Interest Policies at Canadian Universities: Clarity and Content." Journal of Academic Ethics (in press) [Link]

MacDonald C, and Tucker C, "Rational Choice Theory ," Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (Sage, 2007).

MacDonald C, and Whellams M, "Greenwashing," Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society. (Sage, 2007).

MacDonald, C and Whellams M,"Corporate Decisions about Labeling Genetically Modified Foods," Journal of Business Ethics, 74:4, 2007 [see the abstract here] [outline of the argument here]

MacDonald C, and Norman W. "Rescuing the Baby From the Triple Bottom Line Bathwather: A Reply to Pava." Business Ethics Quarterly. 17:1 (January 2007)

Whellams M, MacDonald C. "Corporate Ethics and GM Food Labeling", 6Degrees.ca Newsletter, Jan. 2005

MacDonald C. "'Why Act Ethically?' And Does the Answer a Company Gives Matter?" 6Degrees.ca Newsletter, Aug. 2004

MacDonald C. Norman W. "What's Wrong With the Triple Bottom Line?" 6Degrees.ca Newsletter, July, 2004

MacDonald C. "Bioscience corporations must do better at corporate ethics," (Guest Editorial) BioScience News & Advocate, April 8, 2004.

MacDonald C. "Higher Standards for Privately Funded Health Research," Canadian Bioethics Society Newsletter, 9:1. February, 2004. [See the Abstract or download the Whole Paper (469k PDF file)]

MacDonald C. "Corporate Ethics in the Life Sciences: Can Bioethics Help? Should It?" HEC Forum, 2004. (in press)

MacDonald C. "Business Ethics 101 for the Biotech Industry," Biodrugs, 2004. 18 (2) 71-77. [abstract]

MacDonald C. Patents and Benefit-Sharing as a Challenge for Corporate Ethics," in Bartha Maria Knoppers, ed. Populations and Genetics: Legal and Socio-Ethical Perspectives. Leiden/Boston: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003. 505-523.

MacDonald C. Ethics In The Pharmaceutical Industry." Medical Science Liaison Quarterly Newsletter. 1:2, June 15, 2003.

Norman W, MacDonald C. "Getting to the Bottom of 'Triple Bottom Line'." Business Ethics Quarterly. 2003.

MacDonald C, Ells C. "Organizational Ethics and its Implications for Health Care Organizations." Healthcare Management Forum, Sept. 2002.

MacDonald C, McDonald M, Norman W. Charitable Conflicts of Interest.  Journal of Business Ethics 39:1-2, 67-74, August 2002. 

MacDonald C. Commercialization of Genetic Services: the Role of Genetic Counselors, Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics 8:1 (2002) 1-3.

MacDonald C, Williams-Jones B. Ethics and Genetics: Susceptibility Testing in the Workplace." Journal of Business Ethics. Vol. 35, No. 3 (February 2002) 235-241.

Kenny N, Downie J, Ells C, MacDonald C. Organizational Ethics Canadian Style." HEC Forum. Vol. 12, No. 2  (June 2000). 141-148.  

MacDonald C. Trust in the Market Place: An Exploratory Computer Simulation, in Business and Professional Ethics Journal. Vol. 16, Nos. 1-3, 1998. 225-238.

Here are a few of my writings aimed at non-philosophical audiences:

Though it's not an academic publication, see also my blog ("The Business Ethics Blog").

An Ethicsweb.ca website.

This site is administered by: Chris MacDonald (chrismac@ethicsweb.ca)