Biography

Shawn L. Berman is the Acting Dean and a Professor of Business and Society at the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Washington. Shawn has been at the Anderson School of Management for ten years. At Anderson, Shawn has served a Bill Daniels Ethics Fellow. Before coming to Anderson he served on the faculties at Boston University and Santa Clara University, where he was a fellow to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. He is a Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center of Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

He has three main research interests are: Stakeholder Theory, especially measurement issues; the evolution the employee-employer relationship; and issues of corporate governance. Shawn has also recently become interested in how managerial discretion impacts firm-stakeholder relationships. His work has appeared in The Academy of Management Journal, The Academy of Management Review, Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics as well as other outlets. Shawn’s most recent publication, with Natalia Vidal and Harry Van Buren "Stakeholder Theory and Value Creation Models in Brazilian Firms." appears in Brazilian Review of Business Management. Shawn is on the editorial board of the Business & Society and Business Ethics Quarterly. Shawn has served as Division Chair for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, as well as program chair and professional development workshop chair. He has served as the Co-Chair for the SIM Doctoral Consortium. 

 Left: Evie, Right: Googie       

Left: Snowshoe, Right: Homer

Shawn lives in Albuquerque with his wife Janet, their two dogs, Evie and Googie, and their two cats, Homer and Snowshoe.