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    The Effect of Organizational Forces on Individual Morality: Judgment, Moral Approbation, and Behavior.Thomas M. Jones & Lori Verstegen Ryan - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):431-445.
    To date, our understanding of ethical decision making and behavior in organizations has been concentrated in the area of moraljudgment, largely because of the hundreds of studies done involving cognitive moral development. This paper addresses the problemof our relative lack of understanding in other areas of human morality by applying a recently developed construct—moral approbation—to illuminate the link between moral judgment and moral action. This recent work is extended here by exploring the effect thatorganizations have on ethical behavior in terms (...)
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    New Directions in Corporate Governance and Finance: Implications for Business Ethics Research.Lori Verstegen Ryan, Ann K. Buchholtz & Robert W. Kolb - 2010 - Business Ethics Quarterly 20 (4):673-694.
    Corporate governance and finance are dynamic academic fields that offer myriad opportunities for business ethics analysis. Within the corporate governance triad in recent years, shareholders have increased their power over boards of directors and executives through both regulation and movements to change corporate by-laws. The impact of board characteristics on firm performance has proven elusive, leading to questions concerning board processes and individual director beliefs and behaviors. At the same time, CEOs have lost considerable power, leaving many struggling to regain (...)
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    The Effect of Organizational Forces on Individual Morality: Judgment, Moral Approbation, and Behavior.Lori Verstegen Ryan - 1998 - Business Ethics Quarterly 8 (3):431-445.
    To date, our understanding of ethical decision making and behavior in organizations has been concentrated in the area of moraljudgment, largely because of the hundreds of studies done involving cognitive moral development. This paper addresses the problemof our relative lack of understanding in other areas of human morality by applying a recently developed construct—moral approbation—to illuminate the link between moral judgment and moral action. This recent work is extended here by exploring the effect thatorganizations have on ethical behavior in terms (...)
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    Courting Shareholders: The Ethical Implications of Altering Corporate Ownership Structures.Cynthia Clark Williams & Lori Verstegen Ryan - 2007 - Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (4):669-688.
    The relationship between corporate executives and shareholders has riveted the attention of business ethicists since the inception of the field. Most ethicists agree that corporate executives owe their investors the duties of loyalty, candor, and care. These fiduciary duties undergird the promises made to shareholders at the time of incorporation, placing on executives moral obligations to engage in fair dealing and to avoid conflicts of interest.We concur that executives owe all of their existing shareholders both promise-keeping and fiduciary duties and (...)
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    Courting Shareholders: The Ethical Implications of Altering Corporate Ownership Structures.Cynthia Clark Williams & Lori Verstegen Ryan - 2007 - Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (4):669-688.
    The relationship between corporate executives and shareholders has riveted the attention of business ethicists since the inception of the field. Most ethicists agree that corporate executives owe their investors the duties of loyalty, candor, and care. These fiduciary duties undergird the promises made to shareholders at the time of incorporation, placing on executives moral obligations to engage in fair dealing and to avoid conflicts of interest.We concur that executives owe all of their existing shareholders both promise-keeping and fiduciary duties and (...)
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    Institutional Investor Power and Heterogeneity Implications for Agency and Stakeholder Theories.Lori Verstegen Ryan & Marguerite Schneider - 2003 - Business and Society 42 (4):398-429.
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    Tapping the Source of Moral Approbation: The Moral Referent Group. [REVIEW]Lori Verstegen Ryan & Mark A. Ciavarella - 2002 - Journal of Business Ethics 38 (1-2):179 - 192.
    A recent contribution to the moral decision-making literature argues that individuals' moral behavior is partially shaped by the amount of moral approbation they expect to receive from their moral referent groups (Jones and Ryan, 1997). This paper examines the nature and content of these previously underexamined sources of moral guidance. In an open-ended empirical test of undergraduate business students (n = 369), we found that 1) significant differences exist between individuals' moral referent groups and work-related referent groups, 2) females were (...)
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    Trust, Risk, and Shareholder Decision Making: An Investor Perspective on Corporate Governance.Lori Verstegen Ryan & Ann K. Buchholtz - 2001 - Business Ethics Quarterly 11 (1):177-193.
    Shareholders' relationship to the firm is a central theme in corporate governance, yet the investors' perspective has beenvirtually ignored in governance research. This paper attempts to explain the previously unexplored role of trust in the investordecision-making process. The proposed model suggests that trust acts as the antecedent of the risk variable in existing investordecision-making models. Stock ownership involves both financial and ethical risk, which by definition requires some level of implicit trust in management and the market.
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    The Ethical Undercurrents of Pension Fund Management: Establishing a Research Agenda.Lori Verstegen Ryan & Bryan Dennis - 2003 - Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (3):315-335.
    Over the last two decades, institutional investing has rocked the world of corporate governance in a transformation that has begunto be reflected in the finance, legal, and management literatures. Traditional players have seen their roles change and bases of powershift, and new actors have entered the governance equation. These transitions have entailed an ethical upheaval that is only beginningto be addressed in the business ethics literature.This paper attempts to facilitate research in this area by integrating various literatures into an examination (...)
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    Corporate Governance and Business Ethics in North America: The State of the Art.Lori Verstegen Ryan - 2005 - Business and Society 44 (1):40-73.
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    The Effect of Orgaizational Forces on Individual Morality.Thomas M. Jones & Lori Verstegen Ryan - 1997 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 8:175-188.
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  12. IABS Book Salon.William P. Smith & Lori Verstegen Ryan - 2002 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 13:560-562.
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    Shareholders and the Atom of Property: Fission or Fusion?Lori Verstegen Ryan - 2000 - Business and Society 39 (1):49-75.
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    Shareholder Activism: A Multidisciplinary View.Maria Goranova & Lori Verstegen Ryan - 2012 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 23:160-169.
    Shareholder activism has become a dynamic institutional force, and its associated, rapidly increasing body of scholarly literature affects numerous disciplineswithin the organizational science academy. Despite growing shareholder empowerment, the impact of shareholder activism on corporate outcomes remains equivocal. The heterogeneity of factors in shareholder activism, such as environmental, firm, proponent, and issue characteristics; the variety of activism methods and processes; and varying outcomes provides a plethora of theoretical and methodological challenges for activism researchers. Furthermore, the separation of prior research on (...)
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    An Innovative Approach to Business-Values Measurement.Lori Verstegen Ryan & Marilyn E. Gist - 1995 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 6:1319-1330.
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    Stakeholder Theory.Lori Verstegen Ryan - 1995 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 6:279-288.
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    Integrating Rand's Objectivist Ethics Into The Business-Ethics Curriculum.Lori Verstegen Ryan - 2000 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 11:613-624.
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