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Timothy Fort

Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA
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Timothy Fort holds the Everleigh Chair in Business Ethics at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He previously held the Lindner-Gambal Chair in Business Ethics at the George Washington University. There, he founded and served as the Executive Director of the Institute for Corporate Responsibility, Academic Director for the STAR EMBA Program, Interim Dean for the Undergraduate Program, and Department Chair of Strategic Management and Public Policy. His Business, Integrity and Peace (Cambridge, 2007) won the Best Book Award from the Academy of Management’s Social Issues in Business Section. He currently is working Diplomat in the Corner Office (Stanford).


Articles by this Author

  • Trustworthy Business Cultures
    by Timothy Fort
    When one thinks of Hollywood business practices, notions of competitiveness, intrigue, hierarchy, and creativity might first come to mind, but Kristin Hahn, cofounder and president of Echo Films, takes a different approach. Hahn, who among her credits includes producing “The time traveler’s wife,” “The departed, “Call me crazy,” and “The switch,” says that “We really look for people we know and who we trust and who also will bring positive...
  • The Paradox Of Corporate Social Responsibility: The Sincerity Nexus
    by Timothy Fort
    Companies today spend significant money and effort on corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Although these efforts—including philanthropic activities—have value, they are difficult to assess in terms of impact and the company’s level of commitment given the enormous budgets possessed by major companies.Mainstream economics analysis from the perspectives of concrete business practice and academic ethics scholarship demonstrates that...
  • Corporate Foreign Policy
    by Timothy Fort, Countess Alexandra Christina of Frederiksborg
    Corporate foreign policy (CFP) is an outgrowth of multiple corporate practices that arise at a time when companies gain their own, distinct institutional identity separate from the individuals that originally formed them and the state that initially granted their legal existence. A small entrepreneurial firm may be an extension of a single or small group of individuals’ economic, political, and moral interests. Larger firms may adopt the...

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