Nuestros investigadores

Ignacio Ferrero Muñoz

Líneas de investigación
Virtue ethics in business and management, Motivations in the workplace, Ethics in Finance

Publicaciones científicas más recientes (desde 2010)

Autores: Sison, Alejo José G.; Ferrero, I.; Guitián, Gregorio;
Revista: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  2017  págs. 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.
Autores: Leiva, R.; Ferrero, I.; Calderón, María de los Reyes;
Revista: CORPORATE REPUTATION REVIEW
ISSN 1363-3589  Vol. 19  Nº 4  2016  págs. 299 - 315
Among other reasons, corporate reputation (CR) has become a crucial management topic due to the last global financial and economic crisis and the increasing number of corporate scandals. Given its interdisciplinary character and intangible nature, CR has been a prominent issue in many disciplines, but its presence in the business ethics field has been considered scarce although it had not been measured properly, until now. With this paper, we measure the relevance of the corporate reputation construct in the business ethics field through a bibliometric analysis of the top business ethics journals over a recent 10-year period. The bibliometric analysis allowed us (a) to weigh exactly the prominence of the CR construct in the business ethics field, (b) to count the most referenced authors in the discipline, and (c) to rank the most influential papers and books dealing with the corporate reputation construct in this field. It also permitted us to conclude that the corporate social responsibility construct was the most repeated proxy of corporate reputation in business ethics, implying that for the business scholars the consequence of acting well should be and is supposed to be a good and positive evaluation by stakeholders. Other implications and comparisons with the treatment of the corporate reputation construct in the overall business literature are discussed.
Autores: Leiva, R.; Ferrero, I.; Calderón, María de los Reyes;
Revista: CORPORATE REPUTATION REVIEW
ISSN 1363-3589  Vol. 19  Nº 4  2016  págs. 299 - 315
Among other reasons, corporate reputation (CR) has become a crucial management topic due to the last global financial and economic crisis and the increasing number of corporate scandals. Given its interdisciplinary character and intangible nature, CR has been a prominent issue in many disciplines, but its presence in the business ethics field has been considered scarce although it had not been measured properly, until now. With this paper, we measure the relevance of the corporate reputation construct in the business ethics field through a bibliometric analysis of the top business ethics journals over a recent 10-year period. The bibliometric analysis allowed us (a) to weigh exactly the prominence of the CR construct in the business ethics field, (b) to count the most referenced authors in the discipline, and (c) to rank the most influential papers and books dealing with the corporate reputation construct in this field. It also permitted us to conclude that the corporate social responsibility construct was the most repeated proxy of corporate reputation in business ethics, implying that for the business scholars the consequence of acting well should be and is supposed to be a good and positive evaluation by stakeholders. Other implications and comparisons with the treatment of the corporate reputation construct in the overall business literature are discussed.
Autores: Sison, Alejo José G.; Ferrero, I.; Guitián, Gregorio;
Revista: BUSINESS ETHICS QUARTERLY
ISSN 1052-150X  2016  págs. 1 - 26
Autores: Guillén, M.; Ferrero, I.; Hoffman, M.;
Revista: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  Vol. 128  Nº 4  2015  págs. 803 - 816
Understanding what motivates employees is essential to the success of organizational objectives. Therefore, properly capturing and explaining the full range of such motivations are important. However, the classical and most popular theories describing employee motives have neglected, if not omitted entirely, the importance of the ethical and spiritual dimensions of motivation. This has led to a model of a person as self-interested, amoral, and non-spiritual. In this paper, we attempt to expose this omission and offer a more complete taxonomy of motivations which include these dimensions. Although more work will need to be done to fully develop the ethical and spiritual dimensions of motivation, the expanded taxonomy will provide the foundations and serve as a guide for such further research. Furthermore, this new categorization of motivations brings out the full dimensions of being human, which promises to lead to improved management practices with regard to employees and foster greater human flourishing in the workplace
Autores: Sison, Alejo José G.; Ferrero, I.;
Revista: BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN REVIEW
ISSN 0962-8770  Vol. 24  Nº S2  2015  págs. 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.
Autores: Ferrero, I.; Hoffman, M.; McNulty, R. E.;
Revista: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY REVIEW
ISSN 0045-3609  Vol. 119  Nº 1  2014  págs. 37 - 59
Milton Friedman famously stated that the only social responsibility of business is to increase its profits, a position now known as the shareholder model of business. Subsequently, the stakeholder model, associated with Edward Freeman, has been widely seen as a heuristically stronger theory of the responsibilities of the firm to the society in which it is situated. Friedman's position, nevertheless, has retained currency among many business thinkers. In this article, we argue that Friedman's economic writings assume an economy in which businesses operate under the protections of limited liability, which allows corporations to privatize their gains while externalizing their losses. By accepting limited liability, Friedman must also accept a view of business as embedded in social interdependency, which serves as the logical and moral foundation for corporate social responsibility (CSR). To achieve consistency with his economic principles, Friedman must either abandon limited liability or modify his doctrine on CSR and his related shareholder model of business
Autores: Ferrero, I.; Sison, Alejo José G.;
Revista: BUSINESS ETHICS: A EUROPEAN REVIEW
ISSN 0962-8770  Vol. 23  Nº 4  2014  págs. 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.
Autores: Ferrero, I.; Calderón, María de los Reyes;
Revista: THE JOURNAL OF MARKETS & MORALITY
ISSN 1098-1217  Vol. 16  Nº 2  2013  págs. 529 - 541
The ethical dimension of industrial production has been largely ignored by theorists of production. This article identifies three important features of the mass production process that are brought about by industrialization in the development of the production of goods: utility, compartmentalization, and independent external end-point. We claim that a mechanistic understanding of these features gets in the way of an ethical approach to the topic, causing important consequences in the management of employees and the entire productive process. We analyze attempts to overcome such an understanding by appeal to intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. This article concludes that this strategy is insufficient and that a comprehensive ethics of mass production only comes into view if we incorporate transitive motivation into the analysis.
Autores: Redín, Dulce María; Calderón, María de los Reyes; Ferrero, I.;
Revista: JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS
ISSN 0167-4544  2013 
The aim of this paper is to explore the ethical dimension of hawala, an ancient informal financial practice rooted in Islamic moral traditions. Widely used in countries with an Islamic background and their diasporas, hawala is considered an important vehicle for the financial and economic development of some less developed countries. Nevertheless, in Western countries, hawala is regarded with suspicion due its controversial ethical nature. Unlike other Islamic financial institutions, the controversial questions are not the legitimacy of profit sources or the interest charged, but rather the lack of transparency that surrounds hawala transactions. Yet, the literature on hawala has neglected its ethical perspective. Our study delves into this dimension with a critical approach, using the Triple Font Theory, grounded on virtue ethics. We conclude that if hawala transactions are carried out with honesty, and fairness, this practice deserves a positive ethical appraisal. However, it is necessary to implement efficient regulatory measures to guarantee that the system is not abused by money launders and criminals. In practice, it becomes imperative to bring over a change in the regulatory approach to hawala toward a more ethically, culturally, and economically sensitive strategy. Thus, future research should focus on how ¿hyper-norms¿ or fundamental principles inherent to humanity, which are common to both ¿formal¿ and ¿informal,¿ ¿Western¿ and ¿non-Western¿ financial practices, could run the new AML/CTF regulation agenda
Autores: Ferrero, I.;
Revista: REVISTA DE RESPONSABILIDAD SOCIAL DE LA EMPRESA
ISSN 1888-9638  Vol. 4  Nº 3  2012  págs. 47 - 58
Autores: Ferrero, I.; Calderón, María de los Reyes;
Revista: REVISTA EMPRESA Y HUMANISMO
ISSN 1139-7608  Vol. 15  Nº 2  2012  págs. 59 - 77
La mayoría de los estudios éticos sobre la empresa han considerado la producción como un proceso predominantemente técnico y, portante, al margen de la ética. En este trabajo, por medio del análisis de tres características esenciales de la producción (utilidad, parcelación y exterioridad), examinaremos cómo la introducción de las motivaciones extrínsecas e intrínsecas en el pensamiento empresarial ha permitido superar parte del mecanicismo atribuido tradicionalmente a la producción. A continuación mostraremos cómo sólo a través de la motivación transitiva se Iogra devolver la dimensión ética al proceso productivo, ofreciendo un cauce para el enriquecimiento interior del trabajador y permitiendo a la empresa alcanzar la eficiencia ética
Autores: Calderón, María de los Reyes; Ferrero, I.; Redín, Dulce María;
Revista: BUSINESS AND POLITICS
ISSN 1469-3569  Vol. 14  Nº 4  2012  págs. 1 - 24
Codes of ethics contain a set of rules of conduct and corporate principles concerning the responsibility of a company to its stakeholders and shareholders. These codes help to guide corporate and employee behavior, and ­constitute ­verifiable elements of social responsibility. This study examines the Most Admired Companies of the World, ranked by Fortune magazine in 2009 to find out, first, whether their codes of ethics exhibit greater emphasis on social responsibility and strong implementation processes, and second, whether they could be considered codes of the third generation as elaborated by Stohl et al. in their article in the Journal of Business Ethics. Our results indicate that the codes of ethics of the 2009 Most Admired Companies of the World resemble 'codes of conduct' rather than strictly codes of ethics or 'codes of corporate social responsibility'. These codes continue to be governed by traditional norms related to immediate economic success, normative compliance, internal management and the pressing effects of their sector. This study thus provides empirical support for the idea that the philosophy of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is scarcely present in the codes of the most reputable companie
Autores: Sison, Alejo José G.; Beabout, G. R.; Ferrero, I.;
Libro:  Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management
Vol. 1  2017  págs. vii - x
Autores: Sison, Alejo José G.; Gregory R. Beabout; Ferrero, I.;
Libro:  Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management
Vol. 1 & 2  2017  págs. vii-x
Autores: Ferrero, I.; Sison, Alejo José G.;
Libro:  Handbook of virtue ethics in business and management
Vol. 2  2017  págs. 1153 - 1161
Autores: Ferrero, I.; Rocchi, M.;
Libro:  Teaching ethics across the management curriculum : contributing to a global paradigm shift
Vol. Volume III  2016  págs. 133 - 156
Te need to embed business ethics in the teaching of management dis-ciplines has at times given rise to a debate as to whether ethics should be taught as a stand-alone course or in an embedded manner. So far, the majority of opinions favor a consensus that both approaches are relevant and should be used complementarily for optimal results.Tis book o¿ers unique insights into the experience of seasoned academics who embed business ethics in teaching management theory and practice. Its multidisciplinary approach enriches its content, since the insights of our colleagues from within their ¿elds are invaluable. It therefore complements other business textbooks. Disciplines covered in this volume include entrepreneurship, accounting (¿nancial accounting, cost accounting, auditing and tax), corporate ¿nance, ¿nancial decision- making, investment, business statistics, international recruitment and international business.Te book provides a platform to share experiences of teaching ethi-cal pro¿tability. Tis contributes to resolving concerns experienced when faculty wish to incorporate ethics into their teaching but feel they lack preparation or ideas on how to do it. Te chapters describe each discipline brie¿y, raise the typical ethical issues therein, and suggest teaching strat-egies and exercises or projects. Te ¿developing versus developed country perspectives¿ sections may interest schools with high student diversity. Te book also meets in-company training needs for attaining and s
Autores: Ferrero, I.;
2012 

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