The Authors

The authors of CEBE are both philosophers. They both teach ethics in a business school context, and have written about the topic extensively.


macdonald Chris MacDonald is Associate Professor, Director of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre, and Founding Director of the Jim Pattison Ethical Leadership Education and Research program, at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. He is also a Nonresident Senior Scholar at Duke University’s Kenan Institute for Ethics.

He is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, including articles in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Value Inquiry, and Dialogue: the Canadian Philosophical Review. He is also co-author of Business Ethics: Decision Making for Personal Integrity & Social Responsibility, and of a best-selling textbook on critical thinking. He is a popular keynote speaker who makes frequent media appearances, and is also author of the highly-regarded Business Ethics Blog, which is mirrored on the website of Canadian Business. He has several times been named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics,” by Ethisphere Magazine, in addition to being named as one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behaviour” by Trust Across America in 2011 and 2012. He is founding co-editor of the Business Ethics Journal Review.


marcouxAlexei Marcoux is Professor of Business Ethics and Society, and Senior Scholar of the Institute for Economic Inquiry, in Creighton University’s Heider College of Business. A popular teacher and invited lecturer, he has held visiting appointments at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Saint Cloud State University, and the Social Philosophy & Policy Center.

Professor Marcoux’s research focuses on the moral foundations of commercial transactions and embraces topics like reservation price deception and markets as models of liberal toleration. A two-time winner of the Best Paper Award at the Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting, he has published scholarly articles in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Markets & Morality, Journal of Private Enterprise, Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and Reason Papers.  He is co-author (with Al Gini) of two textbooks, Case Studies in Business Ethics (6e, Prentice Hall, 2009) and The Ethics of Business: A Concise Introduction (1e, Rowman & Littlefield, 2012). He is also co-editor (with Eugene Heath and Byron Kaldis) of the Routledge Companion to Business Ethics (Routledge, 2018). He is founding co-editor of the Business Ethics Journal Review.


You can contact the Chris and Alexei jointly at: editors@bejr.org