Alejo Jose G. Sison

Alejo José G. Sison, PhD, is president of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN). He holds appointments from the Philosophy Department and the Institute for Enterprise and Humanism (University of Navarre), as well as accreditation from the Spanish state university system. He is also senior research fellow at the Center for Business and Society of IESE. He was director of the Rafael Escolá Chair of Professional Ethics at the School of Engineering (TECNUN) from 2003 to 2007. Previously, he worked at the University of Asia & the Pacific (Manila).
In 1997, he was appointed Fulbright Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Since then, he has received fellowships from the 21st Century Trust Foundation (London), the Academic Council on the United Nations System (Yale University), the American Society of International Law (Washington DC), the Salzburg Seminar, Bentley College (Waltham, MA) and the Policy and Leadership Studies Department of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He began to form part of the Editorial board of the Journal of Business Ethics in 2009.
His research deals with the issues at the juncture of ethics with economics and politics. His book, “The Moral Capital of Leaders. Why Virtue Matters” (Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Ltd., 2003), has been translated into Spanish and Chinese. He is also co-author and co-editor of “Global Perspectives on Ethics of Corporate Governance” (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006). His latest work, “Corporate Governance and Ethics: An Aristotelian Perspective” (Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Ltd., 2008) with a foreword by Prof. Jeffrey Pfeffer came out in July, 2008.

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