August 19, 2013

At the annual conference of the Society for Business Ethics, held in Orlando, Florida, from August 8 to 11, PhD in Administration student Joé T. Martineau received the prestigious Society for Business Ethics Founders’ Award. The honour is presented to promising young researchers in the field of business ethics.

She received the award for her research project entitled Building a taxonomy of ethical practices in organization and an instrument to measure their perceived effectiveness. Joé, who is majoring in Management in the PhD program and is attached to the Chair in Ethical Management at HEC Montréal, has been working on this vast project with the Chair since 2007.

In her thesis, entitled Pratiques d’éthique organisationnelle : État des lieux et taxonomie, Joé specifically examines the perception of the effectiveness of organizational ethical practices, their frequency and how they are seen in organizations, as well as presenting a status report, census and empirical taxonomy of such practices. She also proposes a model for designing an organizational ethics program allowing organizations to better cope with the complex ethical challenges facing them.

She plans to defend her thesis, directed by Professor Thierry C. Pauchant, holder of the Chair in Ethical Management, in October. Joé holds an MSc in Administration, majoring in Management, from HEC Montréal and a degree in political science and international business from Sciences Po Paris.

The Society for Business Ethics is the best-known international organization in the field of business ethics. It provides a forum for those interested in research, teaching or the practical application of ethical principles and concepts to business management.

(Source – HEC Montréal)