Laura Pincus Hartman is the Director of the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the
Global Economy and Clinical Professor of Business Ethics in the department of
Organizational Behavior at Boston University Questrom School of Business. She also serves
as an Associated Professor at the Kedge Business School (Marseille, France). 

Previously, she was Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics at DePaul University’s
Driehaus College of Business and a Senior Wicklander Fellow at the Institute for Business
and Professional Ethics. Hartman also has taught at INSEAD (France), HEC (France), the
Université Paul Cezanne Aix Marseille III, the University of Toulouse, and at the
Grenoble Graduate School of Business. 

Hartman co-founded and currently serves as Board Chair of a trailblazing trilingual
elementary school in Haiti, the School of Choice / l’Ecole de Choix, which provides high
quality leadership development education to children living in the most extreme
conditions of poverty. She was also instrumental in the hands-on design and
implementation of a micro-development, finance and education system for people living in
poverty in Haiti, Zafèn. 

From 2009-2012, Hartman was Director of External Partnerships for Zynga.Org, through
which Zynga players of FarmVille, Words with Friends and other online games have
contributed nearly $20 million toward both domestic and international social causes.
Hartman’s work, integrated throughout these endeavors and published in more than 80
articles, cases and books, demonstrates the potential for innovative and profitable
partnerships to alleviate poverty while providing measurable value to all stakeholders
involved. 

A winner of the Microsoft CreateGOOD award at Cannes Lions (2015), named one of one of
Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics, and one of Fast Company’s
Most Creative People in Business (2014), Hartman serves as an advisor to a number of
start-ups and has consulted with multinational for-profits, non-profits and educational
institutions. She was invited to BAInnovate’s inaugural UnGrounded lab and has been named
to Fast Company’s “League of Extraordinary Woman.” 

Hartman graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University and received her law degree from
the University of Chicago Law School. She splits her time between Boston and Chicago.

Global Poverty Alleviation

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Navigating the Life Cycle of Trust in Developing Economies: One-size Solutions Do Not Fit All (with julie gedro and courtney masterson), Business and Society Review (2015)

Trust is critical to the development and maintenance of collaborative and cohesive relationships in societies,...

 

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Building Partnerships to Create Social and Economic Value at the Base of the Global Development Pyramid (with j calton, p werhane, and d bevan), Journal of Business Ethics (2013)

This paper builds on London & Hart’s critique (2011) that C. K. Prahalad’s best-selling book...

 

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Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

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Transforming Education in Rural Haiti: Intel and l’Ecole de Choix (with P. Albert and C. Archer), Darden Business School Cases (2013)
 

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Transformational Gaming: Zynga’s Social Strategy (A), (B), (C) (with e. mead, d. christmas, and p. werhane), Darden Business School Cases (2012)

In this novel and extremely timely case study, we will first define and explore our...

 

Ethical Decision-Making

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Navigating the Life Cycle of Trust in Developing Economies: One-size Solutions Do Not Fit All (with julie gedro and courtney masterson), Business and Society Review (2015)

Trust is critical to the development and maintenance of collaborative and cohesive relationships in societies,...

 

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Proposition: Shared Value as an Incomplete Mental Model (with p werhane), Business Ethics Journal Review (2013)

Much of the attention of ethics scholars has focused on the balance of self-interest with...

 

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Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram and the Problem of Obedience (with p werhane, c archer, e englehardt, and m pritchard) (2013)

Moral failures in business decision-making may often be traced to narrow or compromised mental models...

 

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Building Partnerships to Create Social and Economic Value at the Base of the Global Development Pyramid (with j calton, p werhane, and d bevan), Journal of Business Ethics (2013)

This paper builds on London & Hart’s critique (2011) that C. K. Prahalad’s best-selling book...

 

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Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

Ethics and the Employment Relationship

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Navigating the Life Cycle of Trust in Developing Economies: One-size Solutions Do Not Fit All (with julie gedro and courtney masterson), Business and Society Review (2015)

Trust is critical to the development and maintenance of collaborative and cohesive relationships in societies,...

 

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Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

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Employment Law for Business 7E (with dawn bennett-alexander) (2012)

Employment law is one of the most consistently used areas of information business students will...

 

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The Global Corporation: Sustainable, Effective and Ethical Practices, A Case Book (with patricia werhane) (2009)

This text brings together case studies focusing on specific instances of corporate best practices. All...

 

Started as Crew: Jan Fields and McDonald’s (with j. sheehan and e. mead), Case Study No. UVA-E-0308 (2008)

In the “quick service” food industry, infamous for high turnover and poor training, McDonald’s Corporation...

 

Pedagogy and Professional Development

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Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

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Transforming Education in Rural Haiti: Intel and l’Ecole de Choix (with P. Albert and C. Archer), Darden Business School Cases (2013)
 

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Transformational Gaming: Zynga’s Social Strategy (A), (B), (C) (with e. mead, d. christmas, and p. werhane), Darden Business School Cases (2012)

In this novel and extremely timely case study, we will first define and explore our...

 

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Speaking of Mission: Interview, DePaul University (2011)

Broadcast of an interview by DePaul Univ.'s Office of Mission and Values. nterview a member...

 

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‘Connecting the World Through Games’: Creating Shared Value in the Case of Zynga’s Corporate Social Strategy (with e. mead, d. christman, and p. werhane), Journal of Business Ethics Education (2011)

When using cases to teach corporate strategy and ethical decision-making, the aim is demonstrate to...

 

Ethics and Multinational Enterprises

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Navigating the Life Cycle of Trust in Developing Economies: One-size Solutions Do Not Fit All (with julie gedro and courtney masterson), Business and Society Review (2015)

Trust is critical to the development and maintenance of collaborative and cohesive relationships in societies,...

 

OpenURL

Proposition: Shared Value as an Incomplete Mental Model (with p werhane), Business Ethics Journal Review (2013)

Much of the attention of ethics scholars has focused on the balance of self-interest with...

 

PDF

Building Partnerships to Create Social and Economic Value at the Base of the Global Development Pyramid (with j calton, p werhane, and d bevan), Journal of Business Ethics (2013)

This paper builds on London & Hart’s critique (2011) that C. K. Prahalad’s best-selling book...

 

Link

Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

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Transforming Education in Rural Haiti: Intel and l’Ecole de Choix (with P. Albert and C. Archer), Darden Business School Cases (2013)
 

Management Education & Development

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Transforming Education in Rural Haiti: Intel and l’Ecole de Choix (with P. Albert and C. Archer), Darden Business School Cases (2013)
 

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Transformational Gaming: Zynga’s Social Strategy (A), (B), (C) (with e. mead, d. christmas, and p. werhane), Darden Business School Cases (2012)

In this novel and extremely timely case study, we will first define and explore our...

 

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‘Connecting the World Through Games’: Creating Shared Value in the Case of Zynga’s Corporate Social Strategy (with e. mead, d. christman, and p. werhane), Journal of Business Ethics Education (2011)

When using cases to teach corporate strategy and ethical decision-making, the aim is demonstrate to...

 

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Social Constructivism, Mental Models and Problems of Obedience (with p. werhane, d. moberg, e. englehardt, m. pritchard, and b. parmar), Journal of Business Ethics (2011)

We analyze the Milgram experiment from original perspectives offered by the theoretical work of Moberg,...

 

Global Labor Conditions

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Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

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Speaking of Mission: Interview, DePaul University (2011)

Broadcast of an interview by DePaul Univ.'s Office of Mission and Values. nterview a member...

 

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Alleviating Poverty Through Profitable Partnerships: Globalization, Markets and Economic Well-Being (with patricia werhane, scott kelley, and dennis moberg) (2009)

In this book, the authors approach poverty alleviation from an atypical perspective. The thesis is...

 

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The Global Corporation: Sustainable, Effective and Ethical Practices, A Case Book (with patricia werhane) (2009)

This text brings together case studies focusing on specific instances of corporate best practices. All...

 

BHP Billiton and Mozal (with e. mead and p. werhane), Case Study No. UVA-E-0316(a) and (b) (2008)

BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resource company at the start of the 21st century,...

 

Culture and Responsibility, Governance

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Navigating the Life Cycle of Trust in Developing Economies: One-size Solutions Do Not Fit All (with julie gedro and courtney masterson), Business and Society Review (2015)

Trust is critical to the development and maintenance of collaborative and cohesive relationships in societies,...

 

Link

Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

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The Global Corporation: Sustainable, Effective and Ethical Practices, A Case Book (with patricia werhane) (2009)

This text brings together case studies focusing on specific instances of corporate best practices. All...

 

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Translating Corporate Culture around the World: A cross-cultural analysis of whistleblowing as an example of how to say and do the right thing (with dawn elm, tara radin, and kelly richmond pope), Politeia: Corporate and Stakeholder Responsibility Theory and Practice (2009)
 

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Exploring the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines as a model for triple bottom-line reporting (with mollie painter-morland), African Journal of Business Ethics (2007)

The paper is aimed at analyzing the contribution that the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) makes...

 

Ethics and Technology

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Business Ethics: Decision-Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility (with joseph desjardins and Christopher MacDonald) (2013)

http://catalogs.mhhe.com/mhhe/viewProductDetails.do?isbn=0073136867

 

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Transformational Gaming: Zynga’s Social Strategy (A), (B), (C) (with e. mead, d. christmas, and p. werhane), Darden Business School Cases (2012)

In this novel and extremely timely case study, we will first define and explore our...

 

PDF

‘Connecting the World Through Games’: Creating Shared Value in the Case of Zynga’s Corporate Social Strategy (with e. mead, d. christman, and p. werhane), Journal of Business Ethics Education (2011)

When using cases to teach corporate strategy and ethical decision-making, the aim is demonstrate to...

 

Link

The Global Corporation: Sustainable, Effective and Ethical Practices, A Case Book (with patricia werhane) (2009)

This text brings together case studies focusing on specific instances of corporate best practices. All...

 

Legal Perspectives

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Employment Law for Business 7E (with dawn bennett-alexander) (2012)

Employment law is one of the most consistently used areas of information business students will...

 

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Moral Imagination and the Future of Sweatshops (with Denis Arnold), Business and Society Review (2003)

Disputes concerning global labor practices are at the core of contemporary debates regarding globalization. In...

 

Carbon Markets

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Carbon Offset Markets: A Viable Instrument? (with k. kathy dhanda), Handbook of CO2 in Power Systems (2012)

We explore the realm of carbon offset markets that have been set up to enable...

 

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The Ethics of Carbon Neutrality: A Critical Examination of Voluntary Carbon Offset Providers (with k. kathy dhanda), Journal of Business Ethics (2011)

In this paper, we explore the world’s response to the increasing impact of carbon emissions...

 

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The Ethics of Carbon Neutrality: A Critical Examination of Voluntary Carbon Offsets (with Kathy K. Dhanda), Journal of Business Ethics (2011)
 

Managing Human Capital

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Moral Imagination and the Future of Sweatshops (with Denis Arnold), Business and Society Review (2003)

Disputes concerning global labor practices are at the core of contemporary debates regarding globalization. In...

 

Additional Subjects in Ethics

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Transforming Education in Rural Haiti: Intel and l’Ecole de Choix (with P. Albert and C. Archer), Darden Business School Cases (2013)
 

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Trust After the Global Financial Meltdown (with P. werhane, d. bevan, k. clark, and c. archer), Business and Society Review (2012)

Over the last decade, and culminating in the 2008 global financial meltdown, there has been...

 

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Social Constructivism, Mental Models and Problems of Obedience (with p. werhane, d. moberg, e. englehardt, m. pritchard, and b. parmar), Journal of Business Ethics (2011)

We analyze the Milgram experiment from original perspectives offered by the theoretical work of Moberg,...

 

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Other Publication-Related Activities, including Media Interviews, Citations, References, Quotes and Minor Publications (2009)

Other Publication-Related Activities, including Media Interviews, Citations, References, Quotes and Minor Publications (signified where "Hartman"...

 

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Exploring the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines as a model for triple bottom-line reporting (with mollie painter-morland), African Journal of Business Ethics (2007)

The paper is aimed at analyzing the contribution that the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) makes...

 

Economic development

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Navigating the Life Cycle of Trust in Developing Economies: One-size Solutions Do Not Fit All (with julie gedro and courtney masterson), Business and Society Review (2015)

Trust is critical to the development and maintenance of collaborative and cohesive relationships in societies,...

 

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Development, Poverty and Business Ethics (with p. werhane and k. clark), Universia Business Review (special issue on Business Ethics) (2011)

Proposals surrounding poverty alleviation are greatly affected by the ways in which we think about...

 

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Moral Imagination and the Future of Sweatshops (with Denis Arnold), Business and Society Review (2003)

Disputes concerning global labor practices are at the core of contemporary debates regarding globalization. In...

 

No subject area

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Alleviating Global Poverty through Profitable Partnerships: Moral Imagination & Economic Well-Being (with p. werhane, d. moberg, and s. kelley), The Melbourne Review (2008)

While at least one out of six in the global human population cannot meet the...