Laura Hartman is Vincent de Paul Professor of Business Ethics in the Management
Department at DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business and as a Senior Wicklander
Fellow at the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics. She also serves as an
Associated Professor at the Kedge Business School (Marseille, France). During her tenure
at DePaul, she has received the university’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the Spirit of
DePaul Award, the Woman of Spirit Award, the University Public Service Award, the College
Outstanding Service Award, and numerous university competitive research grants. 

In her work in the private sector, Hartman served from 2009-2012 as 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 the both domestic and
international social causes. 

Hartman co-founded and now serves as Board Chair of the School of Choice Education
Organization, which established and now oversees L’Ecole de Choix, a unique tri-lingual
elementary school in Haiti. From 2009 - 2011, she represented DePaul University on the
Worldwide Vincentian Family’s Vincentian Board for Haiti, and was instrumental in the
hands-on design and implementation of a micro-development, finance and education system
for people living in poverty in Haiti (including its online project, www.zafen.org). She
was named to that effort after having served for a number of years as Associate Vice
President for Academic Affairs for the university. In that capacity, she was responsible
for, among other programs, the administration and adjudication of the Academic Integrity
Policy across the entire university (24,000+ students). Hartman also chaired DePaul’s
Task Force on Speech and Expression Principles at the request of its President, among
other service contributions. 

She has been named the Gourlay Professor at the Melbourne Business School/Trinity College
at the University of Melbourne (2007-2008), an invited professor at INSEAD (France), HEC
(France), the Université Paul Cezanne Aix Marseille III and at the Grenoble Graduate
School of Business, among other European universities. On behalf of the accrediting body,
AACSB, Hartman has served as the global coordinator of the bi-annual seminar series,
“Teaching Business Ethics.” 

Previously, Hartman held DePaul’s Wicklander Chair in Professional Ethics and
subsequently was named the Grainger Chair of Business Ethics at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, where she was named one of the top five professors
of the year. She has also served as an adjunct professor of business law and ethics at
Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where she was
placed on the Honor Roll for Excellence in Teaching. 

Hartman has consulted, guided and taught at multinational for-profits, non-profits and
educational institutions in the field of business ethics on issues related to corporate
governance, responsibility and culture, the employment relationship, global labor
conditions and standards, the impact of technology on employment relationships, and, her
particular expertise, the alleviation of global poverty through profitable corporate
partnerships. 

Given the current economic conditions, her expertise is vital and timely in advising
corporate executives and the professional community on actions necessary to enhance
ethical leadership, to mitigate corporate risks (legal, fraud, financial), to implement a
sustainable corporate governance framework, to provide appropriate and effective business
ethics training to employees (to meet mandatory legal requirements and to moderate key
risks), and to generate morale under exigent circumstances. 

Global Poverty Alleviation

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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)

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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...

 

Ethical Decision-Making

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

 

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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...

 

Ethics and the Employment Relationship

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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...

 

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Worker Rights and Low Wage Industrialization: How to Avoid Sweatshops (with denis arnold), Human Rights Quarterly (2006)

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

 

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

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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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)
 

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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...

 

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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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...

 

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The Communication of Corporate Social Responsibility: United States and European Union Multinational Corporations (with robert rubin and kathy dhanda), Journal of Business Ethics (2007)

This study explores corporate social responsibility (CSR) by conducting a cross-cultural analysis of communication of...

 

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...

 

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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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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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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...