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Alejo José Sison Galsim

Department
Filosofía
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras. Universidad de Navarra
Empresa
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Universidad de Navarra
H-Index
9, (Scopus, 31/08/2017)
7, (WoS, 31/08/2017)
17, (Google Scholar, 31/08/2017)

Most recent scientific publications (since 2010)

Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY
ISSN 1052-150X  Vol. 27  Nº 2  2017  pp. 327 - 330
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Ferrero Muñoz, Jesús Ignacio; Guitián Crespo, Gregorio
Journal: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  2017  pp. 1 - 13
In this article, we shall attempt to lay down the parameters within which the practice of the virtues may be enabled in the field of finance. We shall be drawing from the three main sources, Aristotle, Catholic Social Teaching (CST) and MacIntyre, on which virtue ethics is based. The research question is what ought to be done for financial activities to truly contribute to eudaimonia or human flourishing (Aristotle), to the achievement of three distinct kinds of goods as required of virtue, ¿those internal to practices, those which are the goods of an individual life and those which are the goods of the community¿ (MacIntyre), and to ¿[help] man on the path of salvation¿ in the midst of complex network of relationships in modern societies (CST). These parameters could then be taken as conditions financiers ought to fulfill in order to live the virtues in their work and across different life spheres.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Ferrero Muñoz, Jesús Ignacio; Guitián Crespo, Gregorio
Journal: BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY
ISSN 1052-150X  2016  pp. 1 - 26
Authors: Dierksmeier, C., ; Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: JOURNAL OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT
ISSN 1548-0712  Vol. 13  Nº 1  2016  pp. 83-102
Authors: Fontrodona Felip, Joan; Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  Vol. 128  Nº 4  2015  pp. 701 - 703
The paper is the introduction to a selection of papers submitted to the EBEN 25th Annual Conference which took place at IESE Business School in Barcelona from September 20 to 22, 2012. The text presents the rationale behind the program of the Conference, and summarizes the content of the selected papers.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Ferrero Muñoz, Jesús Ignacio
Journal: BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN REVIEW
ISSN 0962-8770  Vol. 24  Nº S2  2015  pp. S78 - S98
The purpose of this article is to explain the differences between neo-Aristotelian virtue and positive organizational virtuousness from the virtue ethics perspective. Most studies use virtues and virtuousness interchangeably. A few others try to explain their differences from the positive organizational science perspective. Although closely related, we believe that these two notions are not identical. If we understand neo-Aristotelian virtue correctly, then it cannot be judged exclusively on what is externally verifiable, as is the case with virtuousness. For these reasons, we attempt our own differentiation, highlighting the gains and losses realized in the migration from neo-Aristotelian virtue to positive organizational virtuousness, and establishing guideposts to meaningfully combine the strengths of both concepts.
Authors: Beadle, Ron; Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Fontrodona Felip, Joan
Journal: BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN REVIEW
ISSN 0962-8770  Vol. 24  Nº S2  2015  pp. 67 - 78
This paper introduces `Virtue and Virtuousness: When will the twain ever meet?¿ a special edition of Business¿Ethics:¿A European¿Review. The Call for Papers invited contributions that could inform the relationship between organisational virtuousness, as conceptualised by positive organisation studies, and the classical conception of virtues pertaining to individual women and men. While the resources of particular virtue traditions ¿ Aristotelian, Catholic, Confucian, and the like ¿ could inform their own debates as to whether virtue extends beyond individuals, the debate between virtue traditions and positive organisation studies has a different dimension. The question is whether the claims of positive social sciences as such are compatible with those of any virtue tradition. We argue that positive social science and virtue traditions are indeed rivals such that adherence to the claims of the one precludes adherence to the other. Resolution to such conflicts requires that one tradition is able to resolve questions that exhaust the resources of the other. This paper suggests that at least one area of incoherence in the findings of positive social sciences can be resolved by virtue traditions, and introduces the remaining papers in the special edition.
Authors: Ferrero Muñoz, Jesús Ignacio; Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN REVIEW
ISSN 0962-8770  Vol. 23  Nº 4  2014  pp. 375 - 400
Virtue ethics is generally recognized as one of the three major schools of ethics, but is often waylaid by utilitarianism and deontology in business and management literature. EBSCO and ABI databases were used to look for articles in the Journal of Citation Reports publications between 1980 and 2011 containing the keywords `virtue ethics¿, `virtue theory¿, or `virtuousness¿ in the abstract and `business¿ or `management¿ in the text. The search was refined to draw lists of the most prolific authors, the most cited authors, the most cited articles, and the journals with the most virtue ethics publications. This information allows one to chart how virtue ethics articles have evolved through the decades and to establish `schools¿ or clusters of authors as well as clusters of themes. The results of this quantitative analysis of authors, `schools¿, themes, and publications provide a foundation for the future study of virtue ethics in business and management, identifying its achievements and potentials.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Fontrodona Felip, Juan
Journal: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  Vol. 113  Nº 4  2013  pp. 611-625
In a previous essay (Sison and Fontrodona ), we defined the common good of the firm as collaborative work, insofar as it provides, first, an opportunity to develop knowledge, skills, virtues, and meaning (work as praxis), and second, inasmuch as it produces goods and services to satisfy society's needs and wants (work as poiesis). We would now like to focus on the participatory aspect of this common good. To do so, we will have to identify the different members of the firm as a community, drawing from corporate citizenship literature and stakeholder theory. Afterward, we will explore both the manner and the intensity of these different members' participation and its impact on the firm's common good.
Authors: Fontrodona Felip, Juan; Sison Galsim, Alejo José; de Bruin, Boudewijn
Journal: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  Vol. 113  Nº 4  2013  pp. 563-565
An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including philosopher Immanuel Kant's moral philosophy in regards to questions of moral sentiments and personal character, moral decision making models, and corporate transparency.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Hartman, E.; Fontrodona Felip, Juan
Journal: BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY
ISSN 1052-150X  Vol. 22  Nº 2  2012  pp. 207-210
Virtue ethics, the authors believe, is distinct and superior to other options because it considers, in the first place, which preferences are worth pursuing, rather than just blindly maximizing preferences, and it takes into account intuitions, emotions and experience, instead of acting solely on abstract universal principles. Moreover, virtue ethics is seen as firmly rooted in human biology and psychology, particularly in our freedom, rationality, and sociability. Work, business, and management are presented as vital areas for the development of virtues, not the least with a view to human flourishing. We conclude by introducing the articles included in this special issue.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Fontrodona Felip, Juan
Journal: BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY
ISSN 1052-150X  Vol. 22  Nº 2  2012  pp. 211-246
This article proposes a theory of the firm based on the common good. It clarifies the meaning of the term "common good" tracing its historical development. Next, an analogous sense applicable to the firm is derived from its original context in political theory. Put simply, the common good of the firm is the production of goods and services needed for flourishing, in which different members participate through work. This is linked to the political common good through subsidiarity. Lastly, implications and challenges arising from the positing of work as the common good of the firm are explored.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Fontrodona Felip, Juan
Journal: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  Vol. 100  Nº 1  2011  pp. 99-107
Caritas in Veritate (CV) poses a challenge to the business community when it asks for ¿a profoundly new way of understanding business enterprise (CV 40). The paper proposes the concept of the common good as a starting point for the discussion and sketches a definition of the common good of business as the path toward an answer for this challenge. Building on the distinction between the material and the formal parts of the common good, the authors characterize profit as the material part of the common good of business and work as the formal part that expresses the essential significance of business.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  Vol. 100  Nº 1  2011  pp. 3-9
After defining the essential elements of Aristotelian citizenship, the article proposes to apply these criteria in its search for the equivalent of a citizen within the corporate polis. It argues that shareholding managers are the best positioned among a firm's constituents or stakeholders in fulfilling the role of corporate citizens. Greater participation by management not only in the control but also in the ownership of firms brings about benefits for the firm as a whole and for the managers themselves, as organizational citizenship behavior literature, among others, suggests.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: NUEVAS TENDENCIAS
ISSN 1139-8124  Nº 81  2011  pp. 41-44
En el artículo se refuta la afirmación de Paul Krugman en la que se sostiene que la economía de mercado no tiene significado moral.
Authors: Arslan, Mahmut; Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: Journal of business ethics
ISSN 0167-4544  Vol. 88  Nº 1  2010  pp. 1-1
Presents a brief summary of a special issue of the Journal of Business Ethics.This special issue comprises selected papers from the 21st Annual Conference of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) held in Antalya, Turkey, 17¿19 October, 2008. The Antalya conference was a memorable event, held in a well-known Mediterranean tourist destination. The theme of the conference was ``Professional Ethics in Business and Social Life.¿¿ (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Journal: NUEVAS TENDENCIAS
ISSN 1139-8124  Nº 78  2010  pp. 28 - 32
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Beabout R., Gregory; Ferrero Muñoz, Jesús Ignacio
Book title:  Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management
Vol. 1 & 2  2017  pp. vii-x
Authors: Ferrero Muñoz, Jesús Ignacio; Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Book title:  Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management
Vol. 2  2017  pp. 1153 - 1161
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Book title:  The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good
2016  pp. 93 - 120
The purpose of this chapter is to revisit a series of articles published between 2006 and 2014 on the common-good theory of the firm in the light of references, commentaries and critiques. I want to show how the ensuing discussion has helped refine the notion, sharpening its limits, defining its contours and realizing its potential.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José; Fontrodona Felip, Juan
Book title:  Perspectivas clásicas y modernas de las virtudes en la empresa
Vol. II  Nº 126  2015  pp. 61 - 113
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Book title:  De ética y política. Conceptos, historia, instituciones
2013  pp. 257 - 269
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Book title:  Handbook of the philosophical foundations of business ethics
2012  pp. 45 - 66
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Book title:  New directions in business ethics
Vol. 4  2012  pp. 225 - 237
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Title: Foreword
Book title:  Responsible Investment in Times of Turmoil
2011  pp. v-vi
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Book title:  Corporate Governance and Business Ethics (Ethical Economy. Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy)
2011  pp. 179-201
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Title: Virtud
Book title:  Diccionario de filosofía
2010  pp. 1157-1160
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Title: Criterio moral
Book title:  Diccionario de filosofía
2010  pp. 249-252
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
Title: Compasión
Book title:  Diccionario de filosofía
2010  pp. 183-184
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José (Editor)
2017 
This volume examines the breadth and depth of virtue ethics and aims to counter the virtue ethics amnesia that both afflicts general moral philosophy and affects business and management ethics. Divided into two parts, the handbook starts out with a historical introduction and chronology of the development of virtue ethics, providing a comprehensive assessment of its evolution and identifying the most influential authors and their works. The authors discussed include those who follow a philosophical or conceptual tradition in their treatment of virtue and those who belong to the research tradition of positive science, in particular, empirical, quantitative and applied psychology. The second part of the book discusses systematic approaches and major themes developed in virtue ethics. These contributions are conceptual, empirical/applied or case studies. They offer insight into the different topics to which virtue ethics has been applied, and show how virtue ethics has influenced the various operational areas of firms. Finally, they examine the virtue ethics responses to some of the most important issues that businesses and organizations face in the 21st century.¿
Authors: Akrivou, K., (Editor); Sison Galsim, Alejo José (Editor)
2016 
The evolution of modern capitalist society is increasingly being marked by an undeniable and consistent tension between pure economic and ethical ways of valuing and acting. This book is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary contribution that challenges the assumptions of capitalist business and society. It ultimately reflects on how to restore benevolence, collaboration, wisdom and various forms of virtuous deliberation amongst all those who take part in the common good, drawing inspiration from European history and continental philosophical traditions on virtue
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
2015 
Research on happiness has steadily increased over the last decade, with different streams of inquiry converging into what has come to be known as 'modern happiness studies' (MHS). In this book, Alejo José G. Sison draws on the latest research in economics and psychology as well as Aristotelian virtue ethics to show why happiness is the ultimate value proposition for business. Using non-technical language and a number of illustrative vignettes, he proposes ways for businesses to cultivate the virtues, providing advice on production and service enhancement, customer satisfaction, employee well-being and overall organizational wellness. This book will appeal to a wide readership, including graduate students and researchers in business ethics, moral philosophy and positive psychology.
Authors: Sison Galsim, Alejo José
2012 
El libro estudia un amplio surtido de casos de management desde del punto de vista del capital moral: el estado de los guardias de los aeropuertos norteamericanos antes del 11-S, las vueltas de campana de los Ford Explorer y los fallos de los neumáticos Firestone, la batalla por el estilo HP entre Carly Fiorina y los herederos de las familias fundadoras, la dinámica del comportamiento monopolista de Microsoft, los tropiezos de los directivos de Enron, los compromisos de Howard Lutnick con las familias de los supervivientes de Cantor Fitzgerald, cómo la pérdida de la reputación de Andersen provocó su cierre¿ Además se explican las relaciones entre los diferentes niveles estructurales y operaciones en el comportamiento humano y en la empresa.