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  1. Deborah Vidaver-Cohen & Peggy Simcic Brønn (forthcoming). Reputation, Responsibility, and Stakeholder Support in Scandinavian Firms: A Comparative Analysis. Journal of Business Ethics.
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  2. Lora L. Reed, Deborah Vidaver-Cohen & Scott R. Colwell (2011). A New Scale to Measure Executive Servant Leadership: Development, Analysis, and Implications for Research. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 101 (3):415-434.
    This article introduces a new scale to measure executive servant leadership, situating the need for this scale within the context of ethical leadership and its impacts on followers, organizations and the greater society. The literature on servant leadership is reviewed and servant leadership is compared to other concepts that share dimensions of ethical leadership (e.g., transformational, authentic, and spiritual leadership). Next, the Executive Servant Leadership Scale (ESLS) is introduced, and its contributions and limitations discussed. We conclude with an agenda for (...)
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  3. Peggy Simcic Brønn & Deborah Vidaver-Cohen (2009). Corporate Motives for Social Initiative: Legitimacy, Sustainability, or the Bottom Line? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 87 (1):91 - 109.
    This article presents results of exploratory research conducted with managers from over 500 Norwegian companies to examine corporate motives for engaging in social initiatives. Three key questions were addressed. First, what do managers in this sample see as the primary reasons their companies engage in activities that benefit society? Second, do motives for such social initiative vary across the industries represented? Third, can further empirical support be provided for the theoretical classifications of social initiative motives outlined in the literature? Previous (...)
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  4. Deborah Vidaver-Cohen (1999). Taking a Risk: Max Clarkson's Impact on Stakeholder Theory. Business and Society 38 (1):39-43.
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  5. Deborah Vidaver-Cohen (1998). Motivational Appeal in Normative Theories of Enterprise. Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):385-407.
    This essay examines how normative theories of enterprise can be strengthened by incorporating the empirical study of motivationinto the theory-development process. The link between moral conduct and motivation in the literature is reviewed, the framework for Motivational Appeal Analysis introduced and applied, and implications for theory and research are discussed.
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  6. Deborah Vidaver-Cohen (1998). Moral Climate in Business Firms: A Conceptual Framework for Analysis and Change. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (11):1211-1226.
    This paper introduces a new conceptual framework for studying moral climate in business firms, offering an alternative to other theoretical models currently in the literature. The framework integrates recent advances in organizational climate theory into a new conceptualization of the moral climate construct that explains how moral climates evolve in organizations and suggests moral climate change.
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  7. Deborah Vidaver-Cohen (1997). Moral Imagination in Organizational Problem-Solving. Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (4):1-26.
    This essay responds to Patricia Werhane’s 1994 Ruffin Lecture address, “Moral Imagination and the Search for Ethical Decision-making in Management,” using institutional theory as an analytical framework to explore conditions that either inhibit or promote moral imagination in organizational problem-solving. Implications of the analysis for managing organizational change and for business ethics theory development are proposed.
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  8. Deborah Vidaver-Cohen (1997). Moral Imagination in Organizational Problem-Solving: An Institutional Perspective. Business Ethics Quarterly 7 (4).
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