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Alejo José G. Sison, Ph.D., holds appointments from the School of Economics of the University of Navarre, and accreditation as Catedrático (Full Professor) from the Spanish state university system. He is Visiting Ordinary Professor at the Busch School of Business of the Catholic University of America and Adjunct Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University. He is also Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Business and Society of IESE Business School. He was formerly Director of the Rafael Escolá Chair of Professional Ethics at the School of Engineering (TECNUN) from 2003 to 2007. Previously, he worked at the University of Asia & the Pacific (Manila). He was President of the European Business Ethics Network (EBEN) from 2009 to 2012. In 2019 he was elected to the board of the Society for Business Ethics and is President from 2022-2023.

In 1997, he was appointed Fulbright Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Since then, he has received other fellowships from the 21st Century Trust Foundation (London), the Academic Council on the United Nations System (Yale University), the American Council of International Law (Washington, DC), the Salzburg Seminar, Bentley College (Waltham, MA) and the Policy and Leadership Studies Department of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He sits at the Editorial Board of the “Business Ethics Quarterly” and is section editor of the “Journal of Business Ethics”.

He is Expert Project Evaluator for the Research Executive Agency of the European Commission, FWO (Flanders Research Foundation) and for the Institute for Research in the Humanities (IRH-ICUB), University of Bucharest, Romania.

His research deals with issues at the juncture of ethics, economics, and politics, with a focus on the virtues and the common good. His book “The Moral Capital of Leaders. Why Virtue Matters” (Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Ltd., 2003), has been translated to both Spanish and Chinese. He is also co-author and co-editor of “Global Perspectives on Ethics of Corporate Governance” (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006). In 2008 he published “Corporate Governance and Ethics. An Aristotelian Perspective” (Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Ltd., 2008) with a foreword by Jeffrey Pfeffer. His latest sole-author book is “Happiness and Virtue Ethics in Business. The Ultimate Value Proposition” (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

He likewise co-edited and co-authored “The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good” (Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, Ltd., 2016) and “Business Ethics. A Virtue Ethics and Common Good Approach” (London/New York: Routledge, 2018).

He is Editor in Chief of the Springer Handbook on Virtues in Business and Management (2017).

Alejo José G. Sison, Ph.D.
School of Economics and Business Administration
Edificio “Amigos”
Universidad de Navarra
31080 Pamplona


Phone number: +34 948 425 600. Ext. 802825

University of Navarra. Research Page

ORCID Number: 0000-0003-2130-8023

Web of Science ResearcherID: AAQ-5753-2021

Scopus Author ID: 6701597010

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