Research & Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Berman, S.L. and Johnson-Cramer, M.E.  Forthcoming. Stakeholder Theory:  Seeing the Field through the Forest.  Business & Society.

Cavaos, D.E., Rutherford, M., and Berman, S.L. 2018. Assessing the effect of government surveillance on firm supererogation: The case of the US automobile industry. Business Ethics: A European Review, 27(2), 156-163.

Westermann-Behaylo, M., Van Buren III, H.J, and Berman, S.L.2016. Stakeholder Capability Enhancements as a Path to Promote Human Dignity and Cooperative Advantage. Business Ethics Quarterly, 26(4): 529-55.

Harrison, J. and Berman, S.L. 2016. Corporate Social Performance and Economic Cycles. Journal of Business Ethics, 138(2):279-294. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2646-9.

Kitts, J.A., Leal, D.F., Felps, W., Jones, T.M., and Berman, S.L. 2016. Greed and Fear in Network Reciprocity: Implications for Cooperation among Organizations. PLOS One, 11(2): e0147264. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0147264.

Vidal, N.G; Berman, S.; Van Buren, H. 2015. Stakeholder Theory and Value Creation Models in Brazilian Firms. Brazilian Review of Business Management, 17: 911-931.

Berman, S.L. and Van Buren III, H.J. 2015. Mary Parker Follett, the Abdication of Managerial Responsibilities, and the Future of Capitalism. Futures, 68: 44-56.

Ray, D., Berman, S.L., Johnson-Cramer, M.E, and Van Buren III, H.J. 2014. The Search for a Religiously Grounded Normative Core for Stakeholder Theory. Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion, 11: 331-356.

Westermann-Behaylo, M., Berman, S.L., and Van Buren III, H.J.  2014.  The Influence of Institutional Logics on Corporate Responsibility towards Employees.  Business & Society, 714-746.

Perrault, E.C., Williams, C.C., and Berman, S. L. 2011. Stakeholder Salience Revisited: Enlightening, Balancing and Transcending. The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2011: 1-6.

Phillips, R.A., Berman, S. L., Elms, H. and Johnson-Cramer, M.E.  2010. Stakeholder Theory And Managerial Discretion. Strategic Organization, 8:  176-183.

Peters, R., Koufteros, X., and Berman, S.L.  2009.  CSR and the CEO: Determinants of a positive strategic intention towards Corporate Social Responsibility.  International Journal of Enterprise and Management,6:  38-54.

Phillips, R.A., Berman, S.L., Johnson-Cramer, M.E., and Elms, H.  2007.  Stakeholder Theory And Managerial Discretion. The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2007:  1-6.

J.E. Mattingly and Berman, S.L. 2006.  Measurement of Corporate Social Action:  Discovering Taxonomy in the Kinder, Lydenburg, Domini Ratings Data.  Business & Society,  45: 20-46.

Berman, S.L, Phillips, R.A., and Wicks, A.C.  2005. Resource Dependence, Managerial Discretion, and Stakeholder Performance.  The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, SIM:  B1-B6

Wicks, A.C. and Berman, S.L.  2004.  The Effects of Context on Trust in Firm-Stakeholder Relationships:  The Institutional Environment, Trust Creation, and Firm Performance.  Business Ethics Quarterly, 14:  141-160. 

Elms, H., Berman, S.L., and Wicks, A.C.  2002.  Ethics and Incentives:  An Inductive Development of Stakeholder Theory in the Health Care Industry.  Business Ethics Quarterly, 12: 413-432. 

Berman, S.L., Down, J., and Hill, C.W.H., 2002. Tacit Knowledge As A Source Of Competitive Advantage In The  National Basketball Association.  The Academy of Management Journal, 45: 13-31.

Berman, S.L.  2002.  Public Affairs, Issues Management, and Political Strategy:  Opportunities, Opportunities, and More Opportunities. Journal of Public Affairs, 1: 416-422. 

Rowley, T. and Berman, S.L.  2000.  A Brand New Brand of Corporate Social Performance.  Business & Society, 39:  397-418. Selected as the International Association of Business Society award for Best Paper of the Decade, 2000-2010.

Frankforter, S.A., Berman, S.L., and Jones, T.M.  2000.  Boards of Directors and Shark Repellents:  An Agency Theory Perspective.  Journal of Management Studies, 37: 321-348. 

Berman, S.L., Wicks, A.C., Kotha, S.K., and Jones, T.M.  1999. Does Stakeholder Orientation Matter?  An Empirical Examination of the Relationship Between Stakeholder Management Models and Firm Financial Performance.  The Academy of Management Journal, 42:  488-506.  Reprinted as Berman, S. L., Wicks, A. C. , Kotha, S., & Jones, T. M.  2010. Does Stakeholder Orientation Matter? The Relationship Between Stakeholder Management Models and Firm Financial Performance.  In Robert A. Phillips and R. Edward Freeman (Eds.) Stakeholders: 276-294. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.  

Wicks, A.C., Berman, S.L., and Jones, T.M.  1999.  Toward a Conception of Optimal Trust:  Moral and Strategic Implications.  The Academy of Management Review, 24:  99-116. 

Intros to Special Issues and Non-Refereed Publications

Schlereth, N., Scott, D., and Berman, S. 2014. The Current State of Corporate Social Responsibility Behavior in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division-I Athletic Departments. Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management, 1: 53-66.

Phillips, R.A.. and Berman, S.L.  2007.  Introduction to the Special Section on Accountability. Business Ethics Quarterly, 17:  449-452.

Berman, S.L, and Phillips, R.A.  2005.  Introduction:  Special Issue on “The Accountable Corporation.”  Business & Professional Ethics Journal, 24 (4):  3-6.

Calkins, M. and Berman, S.L.  2004.  Introduction: Special Issue: "Business Ethics In A Global Economy.”  Business Ethics Quarterly, 14:  597-602.

Berman, S.L, and Calkins, M.  2003.  Introduction:  Special Issue on Business Ethics in a Global Economy.  Business & Professional Ethics Journal,  22(2):  3-8.