Brad Agle is the George W. Romney Endowed Professor, and Professor of Ethics and Leadership in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University (BYU). He also serves as a Fellow, and Chair of the Ethics Initiative in the Wheatley Institution at BYU; as Chair of the annual Teaching Ethics in Universities Conference; on the leadership team of the International Association for Business and Society; as a Senior Editor of Stakeholder Theory and Practice; and on the Advisory Board of Fundos Group, and the ethics committee of USA Synchro.
Previous to his appointment at BYU in 2009, he spent 17 years as a professor of Strategy, Organizations, and Environment in the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also served for eight years as the inaugural director of the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership. During his time in Pittsburgh, he also served on the Board of Directors of the Oncology Nursing Society, the Executive Committee of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, the Executive Board of the International Association for Business and Society, as a Senior Research Fellow with the Ethics Resource Center in Washington, D.C., as Co-chair of the Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award, and as a judge for the American Business Ethics Awards. Earlier in his career he was the Andersen Fellow for Chief Executive Studies and Research Director at the Center for Leadership and Career Studies at Emory University (currently the Chief Executive Leadership Institute at Yale).
Dr. Agle is an active researcher concentrating on business ethics, stakeholder management, CEO leadership and religious influences on business. His writings appear in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, Human Relations, Sloan Management Review, Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Dynamics. His work has been featured in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, and CNN; and he has been a guest on CNBC’s “Morning Call”, “Power Lunch”, and “Closing Bell”. His publication awards include the Best Article award from the International Association for Business and Society, and the ANBAR citation of excellence. His 1997 article on stakeholder management has been found to be the most heavily cited article in the field of corporate social responsibility.
A recipient of multiple teaching awards, including Distinguished Professor of the Year honors, Dr. Agle teaches courses in business ethics and strategic leadership, and he has taught in Brazil, China, Britain, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. His teaching brought the University of Pittsburgh the distinction of being the #2 ranked executive MBA program in the world in business ethics by Business Week. In the undergraduate area, Dr. Agle created the Certificate Program in Leadership and Ethics, the world’s first integrated undergraduate specialty in ethical leadership in business. He has provided board training, executive level seminars, and top executive consulting to organizations including Alcoa, Ceska Sporitelna, Federated Investors, Giant Eagle, Mellon Financial, Michael Baker, St. Clair Hospital, US Steel, U.S. Marine Corps, and Wabtec. He has also served as an expert witness on business ethics. In 2005 he was honored by the Pittsburgh Business Times with their Fast Tracker award as one of the young people making significant contributions to his/her profession and community. His community involvement included service with the Woodlands Foundation, Boy Scouts, and as Bishop of the Cranberry Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Dr. Agle received a Ph.D. in Business Management from the University of Washington and a B.S. in Information Management from BYU. Prior to his academic career, he worked for Seattle First National Bank and IBM. In 2014 he published the book “Research Companion to Behavioral Ethics in Organizations: Constructs and Measures.” He is currently writing “Business Ethics: A Field Guide.”
- PhD, Organization & Environment, University of Washington, 1993
- B.S., Information Management, Brigham Young University, 1986
- "BUSINESS ETHICS EDUCATION, WHY BOTHER? OBJECTIVES, PEDAGOGIES, AND A CALL TO ACTION", Proceedings of Leveraging Change - The New Pillars of Academic Education.
- "Value Congruence and Charismatic Leadership in CEO - Top-Manager Relationships: An Empirical Analysis", Journal of Business Ethics.
- "Research Companion to Behavioral Ethics in Organizations: Constructs and Measures", Edward Elgar, 2014.
- "The Importance of Understanding the Students in Our Business Ethics Classes.", Journal of Business Ethics Education, Volume 9, Pages 469-472, 2013.
- "Mortal Ministry: Seeking After Virtue in Business ", Virtue and the Abundant Life, Pages 240-259, Deseret Book/Wheatley Institution, Salt Lake City, UT, Lloyd Newell, Richard Williams, Emily Reynolds, Terry Olsen, 2012.
- "The Impact of Moral Stress Compared to Other Stressors on Employee Fatigue, Job Satisfaction, and Turnover: An Empirical Investigtion", Journal of Business Ethics, Edition 3, Volume 110, Issue 3, Pages 377-391, Springer, 2012.
- "“He’s a real dude:” Tributes to Tom Jones", Business and Society, Edition 2, Volume 51, Issue 2, Pages 310-334, Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, 2012.
- "Meeting the Objectives of Business Ethics Education Utilizing the Complete Collegiate Educational Experience", Management Education for Integrity, Pages 217-242, Emerald, Charles Wankel, 2011.
- "Toward a theory of stakeholder salience in family firms", Business Ethics Quarterly, Edition 2, Volume 21, Issue 2, Pages 235-256, Gary Weaver, 2011.
- "Dialogue: Toward Superior Stakeholder Theory", Business Ethics Quarterly, Volume 18, 2008.
- "Relational Ties that Bind: Leader-Follower Relationship Dimensions and Charismatic Attribution", Leadership Quarterly, Volume 19, Pages 556-568, 2008.
- "Improving the Performance of Top Management Teams", Sloan Management Review, Volume 48, Pages 85-90, 2007.
- "Does CEO Charisma Matter? An Empirical Analysis of the Relationships Among Organizational Performance, Environmental Uncertainty, and Top Management Team Perceptions of Charisma", Academy of Management Journal, Volume 49, Pages 161-174, 2006.
- "Examining the Impact of Organizational Dissimilarity in Top Management Teams", Journal of Managerial Issues, Volume 19, Pages 11-34, 2006.
- "Mapping our Progress: Comparing the Development of Universities' Ethics Infrastructures to those of Businesses", Journal of Academic Ethics, Volume 3, Pages 205-229, 2005.
- "Somebody I Look Up To: Ethical Role Models in Organizations", Organizational Dynamics, Volume 34, Pages 313-330, 2005.
- "Religiosity as an Influence on Ethical Behavior in Organizations: A Theoretical Model and Research Agenda", Academy of Management Review, Volume 27, Pages 77-97, 2002.
- "The Relationship Between Financial and Social Performance: Repainting a Portrait", Business and Society, Volume 38, Pages 109-125, 1999.
- "Understanding Research on Values in Business: A Level of Analysis Framework", Business and Society, Volume 38, Pages 326-387, 1999.
- "Who Matters to CEOs? An Investigation of Stakeholder Attributes and Salience, Corporate Performance, and CEO Values", Academy of Management Journal, Volume 42, Pages 507-525, 1999.
- "Toward a Theory of Stakeholder Identification and Salience: Defining the Principle of Who and What Really Counts", Academy of Management Review, Volume 22, Pages 853-886, 1997.
- Associate Professor & Director of the Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, University of Pittsburgh 2000 - 2009
- Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh 1994 - 2000
- Instructor, University of Pittsburgh 1992 - 1994
- Research Director & Instructor, Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Emory University 1990 - 1992
- University Honor Code Advisory Committee Committee/Council Member September, 2011
- Pre-PhD Student Organization Student Org Advisor January, 2010
- Ethics Strategy and Integration in the Marriott School Other July, 2009
- Ethics Initiative in the Wheatley Institution Committee/Council Chair January, 2009
- MBA Committee Committee/Council Member September, 2009 - August, 2013
- International Association for Business and Society Officer March, 2014
- Stakeholder Theory and Practice Editor, Associate Editor January, 2013
- USA Synchro Committee/Council Member May, 2011
- Brigham Young University and Notre Dame University Other January, 2011
- Academy of Management Conference-Related Role August, 2010
- Society for Business Ethics and the Wheatley Institution Officer (specify in Other) July, 2009
- Academy of Management Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2009
- International Association for Business and Society Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2009
- Strategic Management Society Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer January, 2009
- Invited Conference on Stakeholder Theory Other September, 2009 - December, 2010
- Society for Business Ethics Other January, 2009 - December, 2010
- Anderson/Kidman — Expert Witness in Business Ethics September, 2013 - March, 2014
- Parr, Brown, Gee & Loveless — Expert Witness Work in Business Ethics October, 2012 - May, 2013
- Squires Accounting — Provided Ethics Training for approximately 70 professionals in this local accounting firm December, 2010 - December, 2010
- Ethical Negotiations - International Association for Business and Society - Annual Meeting of the Inernational Association for Business and Society - 2013
- Normative Stakeholder Theory - Society for Business Ethics - Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics - 2013