Thomas Donaldson

Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Former Carnegie Council Trustee

Thomas Donaldson

Thomas Donaldson is the Mark O. Winkelman Professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. From 1990 to 1996 he held the position of John F. Connelly Professor of Business Ethics in the School of Business, Georgetown University.

Donaldson has written broadly in the area of business ethics, values and leadership. Books that he has authored or edited include Ties that Bind: A Social Contract Approach to Business Ethics, co-authored with Thomas W. Dunfee; Ethics in International Business (winner of the 1998 SIM Academy of Management Best Book Award); Ethical Issues in Business, 6th edition, co-edited with Patricia Werhane; Ethics in Business and Economics, 2-volume set, co-edited with Thomas W. Dunfee; and Corporations and Morality.

He is a founding member and past president of the Society for Business Ethics, and currently the Associate Editor of The Academy of Management Review, as well as a member of the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Business Ethics Quarterly. His writings have appeared in publications such as The Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Ethics, and Economics and Philosophy.

Last Updated: November 1, 2018