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Andrew B . Gustafson, PhD

Professor

Marketing and Management

Andrew Gustafson

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Heider College of Business
Marketing & Management - Business
Graduate School
Business Administration DBA (Doctorate)
Business Administration MBA (Master's)
Finance (Master's)
HARP - Harper Center for Student Life & Learn

Andrew B . Gustafson, PhD

Professor

Marketing and Management

Raised on a hog, corn and cattle farm in central Nebraska, Gustafson attended colleges in Canada and Israel before completing his B.A. in philosophy and english at UNL(1992). After an M.A. in Christian Thought at Trinity in Chicago(1994), and an M.A. in Philosophy at Fordham (1996) while surviving a bout with cancer, he completed his Ph.D in Philosophy at Marquette (2001) on a full ride while teaching 2-5 courses per semester at Marquette, Trinity College and Cardinal Stritch. From 2001-2005 Gustafson was employed at Bethel University in the philosophy department. Creighton contacted him for the Business Ethics position, and he came to Creighton in 2005. He achieved tenure in 2010, and has published articles or reviews in Business Ethics Quarterly, Teaching Ethics, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, International Philosophical Quarterly, Jesuit Higher Education Journal, Business Ethics: A European Review, UNLV Gaming Review Journal, Teaching Business Ethics Journal, Trinity Journal, Religious Studies Review, Faith and Philosophy, and Philosophia Christi, and has given more than 100 academic or professional presentations at conferences and workshops regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has also been invited to give keynotes or talks at a variety of schools including Darden (U. Virginia), U-Texas San Antonio, Rockhurst, Cairn U., Tehran University (Iran), and other universities in Iran.

Teaching Interests

  • Business Ethics

Research Focus

Business Ethics, Ethics, John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism, Catholic Social Thought and Business, Business Faith and the Common Good

Department

Marketing and Management

Position

Professor

Articles

  • Humanizing Business: What Humanities Can Say to Business (Springer)
    , “A Utilitarian Perspective on humanizing Business” in Humanizing Business: What Humanities Can Say to Business (Springer) edited by Ed Freeman, Michel Dion and Sergiy Dmytriyev. (Forthcoming 2020) 2020
  • Routledge
    “Consequentialism and Non-Consequentialism” in the Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, ed. by Eugene Heath (8,000 words), p. 79-94 2018
  • handbook of philosophy of management
    “How Utilitarianism can inform Decent Managers in Plural and Culturally Diverse Contexts” in Moral Philosophy and Normative Ethics volume in The Springer Handbook of the Philosophy of Management (Springer, Dec. 2019), Springer Publishing
    Moral Philosophy and Normative Ethics volume of The Springer Handbook of the Philosophy of Management 2018
  • journal of religion and business ethics
    "The State of Jesuit and CST Values at Catholic U.S. Business Schools" (an empirical study) (forthcoming)
    june, 2017 2017
  • Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
    'Jesuit Values and Higher Education in an Age of Liquid Modernity'
    4:2 2015
  • Taylor and Francis Group, plc
    'Consequentialism and Non-Consequentialism' in the Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, ed. by Eugene Health. 2015
  • UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal
    Desmond Lam, Chopsticks and Gambling (on distinctive aspects of gambling in China and Macau) (forthcoming 2015) [Review] 2015
  • Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
    Joseph Heath, Morality Competition and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics (Oxford) (forthcoming 2015) [Review] 2015
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    'Business and the Common Good: A Christian Perspective' 2014
  • Business and Society Review
    'In Defense of a Utilitarian Business Ethic'
    118 (3), p. 325-360 2013
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
    Gustafson, Andrew Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace [Review]
    23, p. 145-147 2013
  • Bloomsbury
    'Christianity' in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism ed. by James Crimmons., p. 78-81 2013
  • Business Ethics: A European Review
    Gustafson, Andrew Rorty, Caputo and business ethics without metaphysics: ethical theories as normative narratives
    19, p. 140-153 2010
  • Journal of International Business
    Gustafson, A., Wachner, T., 'Global Pharmaceutical Marketing Incentives - Misplaced Marketing or the Common Good?' 2010
  • Faith and Philosophy Journal
    Religious Tolerance Through Humility: Thinking with Philip Quinn [Review] 2010
  • British Journal for the History of Philosophy
    Gustafson, Andrew Mill's Poet-Philosopher, and the Instrumental-Social Importance of Poetry for Moral Sentiments
    17, p. 821-847 2009
  • International Philosophical Quarterly
    Gustafson, Andrew J.S. Mill's communal utilitarian self
    49 2009
  • Hekmat va Falsafeh [Wisdom and Philosophy]
    Gustafson, A. Murtahda Mutahhari and John Stuart Mill's critique of the consumeristic commodification
    2 2006
  • Teaching Ethics
    Gustafson, A. Mill's view of art and poetry as the basis of moral education 2006
  • Religious Studies Review
    Gustafson, A. The Hermeneutics of charity: Interpretation, Selfhood, and Postmodern Faith - Edited by James K. A. Smith and Henry Isaac Venema
    32, p. 106 2006
  • Ethical issues in business: A philosophical approach
    Gustafson, A. Utilitarianism and business ethics 2006
  • Hekmat va Falsafeh [Wisdom and Philosophy]
    Gustafson, A. Kant: Friend or foe of the believer?: Plantinga and other American Christian responses to Kant's epistemology 2005
  • Research Handbook On Law and Utilitarianism
    , “Utilitarian Business Ethics and Company Law” (7500 words) in Research Handbook On Law and Utilitarianism (Edward Elgar) Guillaume Tusseau, ed. (forthcoming) -0001
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
    , Pragmatism and Business Ethics (3,000 words) in Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics -0001
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
    , “Business Ethics Without Metaphysics” (3,000 words) in Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics (Ed. by Deborah C. Poff and Alex Michalos) 2021 -0001
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
    , “Virtue Ethics” (2,000 words) in Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics (2021) -0001
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
    , “Normative Ethics” (3,000 words) in Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics (2021) -0001
  • Bridge Theology in the Church of the 21st Century
    , “Economy of Communion as Lived Bridge Theology: Redemptive Transformational Entrepreneurship for Persons” 2020 in Bridge Theology in the Church of the 21st Century (Editors Tom Kelly and Bob Pennington) Herder and Herder Publishing 121-142. -0001
  • Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal
    , “One Country, Two Systems, Three Faces: Creighton’s Travel Course to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Macau” (With co-authors Keith Olson and John Wingender) Jesuit Higher Education Journal (2020) -0001

Publications

  • Gale-Cengage Publishing
    “J.S. Mill’s Defense of the Rights of Women” (2,500 words) for Gale College Researcher Philosophy Project (edited by Brendan Sweetman) 2019
  • Business Ethics Journal Review
    Dating, Ethics of Competition, and Heath’s Market Failures Approach (A Response to Nien-he Hsieh) Business Ethics Journal Review 6.9 (2018) p.47-53.
    6.9, p. 47-53 2018
  • Gale-Cengage Publishing
    “John Stuart Mill On Utilitarianism” (3,500 words) for Gale "College Researcher Philosophy Project” (edited by Brendan Sweetman) 2018
  • Journal of Jesuit Business Education
    “Preliminary Assessment of the Ignatian-Centered DBA Program: Building the Next Generation of Ignatian Educators”  coauthored with Kristy C. Grayson et al. Journal of Jesuit Business Education Volume 9 (Summer 2018) 2018
  • Gale-Cengage Publishing
    “John Stuart Mill on Religion” (3,000 words) for Gale College Researcher Philosophy Project (edited by Brendan Sweetman) 2018

Editing and Reviews

  • Business Ethics Quarterly
    The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good (Kleio Akrivou and Alejo Jose G. Sison) Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Ethics Quarterly
    28.1, p. 99-102 2018
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
    The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good (Kleio Akrivou and Alejo Jose G. Sison) Business Ethics Quarterly 2016
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
    Marketing and the Common Good: Essays from Notre Dame on Societal Impact (Patrick Murphy and John Sherry, Jr) in Business Ethics Quarterly,, Business Ethics Quarterly, 26:1 (spring, 2016), 146-149, 2016
    26.1, p. 146-49 2016
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
    Marketing and the Common Good: Essays from Notre Dame on Societal Impact (Patrick Murphy and John Sherry, Jr) in Business Ethics Quarterly,
    26:1 (spring, 2016), p. 146-149 2016
  • UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal
    Challenging Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons For Public Relations From the Casino Industry (Jessalynn R. Strauss) (Routledge) in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal  2015
  • UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal
    Challenging Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons For Public Relations From the Casino Industry (Jessalynn R. Strauss) (Routledge) in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal , UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal
    21.1

General

  • Springer Publishing
    “How Utilitarianism can inform Decent Managers in Plural and Culturally Diverse Contexts” in Moral Philosophy and Normative Ethics volume in The Springer Handbook of the Philosophy of Management (Springer, Dec 2018) 2018
  • Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics
    , “Advertising Ethics” (3,000 words) in Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics 2021 -0001
  • Journal of Jesuit Business Education
    , “Practicing Entrepreneurship as an Agent of Communion” The Journal of Jesuit Business Education, V11, 2020. -0001
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    , “Introduction to Business, Faith, and the Economy of Communion Special Volume” in The Journal of Religion and Society, Sup. 22, 2020) -0001
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    , “Living Out Business for the Common Good: Economy of Communion as a Lived Practice” in Business, Faith and the Economy of Communion Special Volume of The Journal of Religion and Society, Sup. 22, 2020 -0001
  • Journal of Religion & Society
    , “Bibliography of English Resources on the Economy of Communion” in Business, Faith and the Economy of Communion Special Volume of The Journal of Religion and Society, Sup. 22, 2020, 170-178. -0001

Presentations

  • “Business Leadership for the Common Good” Invited Keynote Speaker at “Leadership and Authentic Community” conference at Foster Center for Responsible Leadership at St. Bonaventure University, Allegany New York, April 8, 2022. 2022
  • “An Ignatian Approach to Big Data Ethics” Inauguration of Marquette University’s Center for Data, Ethics and Society, April 4, 2022. 2022
  • “Nuts-and Bolts: Economy of Communion Business Operations and Governance” at conference sponsored by Fordham Law School Institute on Religion, Law and Lawyer’s Work and CUNY School of Law and Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. October 2021 2021
  • “Big Data Ethics” at New Media Sciences conference, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran (Online) October 2021 2021
  • “Transformational Entrepreneurship” presentation for the North American Conference for the 30th Anniversary of the Economy of Communion, June 2021 2021
  • “Being a Christian Entrepreneur” a talk for Global U students studying in the Dominican Republic. March 2021 2021
  • “The British Utilitarianism and the Common Good of Catholic Thought: Is There Any Reconciliation Possible Between Utilitarianism and CST?” 26th annual Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Dublin City, Ireland, October, 2019 2019
  • “How the Very Vocation of Entrepreneurship Supports the Common Good—Particularly Those Who Wish to Get a Paycheck” CJBE Conference, Santa Clara, CA July 11-13, 2019  2019
  • “Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio: Its Application to Business” International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, St. John’s, NY Oct 25-27, 2018 2018
  • “Catholic Social Thought at Catholic Business Schools: Current State of Training for Students and Faculty–Initial Report Findings” with Don Lux (presenting) International Association of Jesuit Business Schools World Forum/Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education conference at Seattle University, July 22-24, 2018 2018
  • “The British Utilitarians and the Common Good of Catholic Thought: Is There Any Reconciliation Possible Between John Stuart Mill and CST?”  Building Institutions for the Common Good: The 10th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education, St. Thomas University, MN June 21-23, 2018 2018
  • "Is Risk Taking Beneficial?: An Analysis of John Hobson’s “The Ethics of Gambling” (1905) and Frank Kight’s Risk, Uncertainty, Profit (1921)" at International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, Las Vegas, NV May, 2019 2018
  • "J.S. Mill and Frank Kight: How Ethical Utility Differs from Economic Utility, And What that Means for Michael Jensen and Joseph Heath’s Market-Based Ethics" at Society of Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA 2017
  • "Popes On Private Property as a Basis of Dignity" at the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education conference, Creighton University 2017
  • Economy of Communion: A Transformative Way of Doing Business” (Invited presentation) at the 2017 Economy of Communion Workshop and Conference, Hyde Park, NY 2017
  • “The Societal Value of Casinos: A Utilitarian Analysis” 16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking (UNLV International Gaming Institute) June 7, 2016 2017
  • West Chester University talks:  1. "In Praise of Eccentricity: Why Authentic Freedom of Speech Benefits All of Us (According to John Stuart Mill)"  2. Beyond the Profit Motive of Business: Transformative Entrepreneurship 2017
  • “Playing the Fiddle While Rome Is Burning: What is it that we do, again? (Christian Philosophy and Public Engagement)”  at the Society of Christian Philosophers conference (midwest), Evangel University, Springfield, MO. 2016
  • The 2016 LaCroix Philosophy Lecture at Rockhurst University “In Praise of Eccentricity: Why Authentic Freedom of Speech Benefits All of Us (According to John Stuart Mill)” 2016
  • Merry-Go-Round and Other Innovative African Economic Ideas for Economy of Communion” at International Association of Jesuit Business Schools Annual Conference, Nairobi, Kenya 2016
  • How Catholic Are Catholic Business Schools?: A Study” at International Association of Jesuit Business Schools Annual Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016
  • ”Business Transforming Culture and Society for the Greater Good: Teaching Resources and Ideas from the ‘Economy of Communion’ and Other Examples” Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY 2016
  • “How Catholic Are Catholic Business Schools?: A Study”at 19th Annual Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Conference, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY  2016
  • ”Maximizing Utility In Business: How Ethical Utility Differs from Economic Utility (The Limits of Joseph Heath’s ‘Market Failures’ Approach)” at the 2016 International Society of Utilitarian Studies annual conference at Catholic University in Lille, France 2016
  • “The History of Gambling in Omaha: From the Stockyards to Carter Lake” (co-presenter with Seth Goodwin)  16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking (UNLV International Gaming Institute) 2016
  • CPCU Ethics Speaker, Omaha, NE 2015
  • 'The State of CST on Poverty and Prosperity in Catholic Business Schools in the U.S.' at Prosperity, Poverty, and the Purpose of Business Conference, Manilla, Philippines. 2015
  • Business for the Common Good: Beyond Profit Maximization at World Business Ethics Forum, University of Macau. 2014
  • 'Business Ethics and the Common Good' Society of Business Ethics Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. 2014
  • 'Do Casinos Contribute to the Greater Good?: A Utilitarian Ethical Analysis of Casinos', Twntieth Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL. 2013
  • 'Business and the Common Good: Philanthropy and Positive Unintended and Intended Internalities', Twentieth Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL. 2013
  • 'The Commonplace Pedestrian Paths to Unethical Business Behavior', 20th Annual Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, Rapid City, SD. 2013
  • ISACA (Information Systems Audit & Control Association) Workshop Presentation: 'Ethics: Translating Ethics into Professional Practice'. 2013
  • 'Christian Living in a Liquid Modernity: Faith Affections and Habits in the Face of Uncertainty', Philosophy Conference, California Baptist University. 2013
  • 'Business and the Common Good: A Christian Perspective', Invited paper at Kripke Symposium, Creighton University. 2013
  • 'Ethics for Lunch', Smith Hayes Financial 2012
  • Invited Presentation for Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China. 2010
  • 'Do Casinos Contribute to the Greater Good?: A Utilitarian Ethical Analysis of Casinos', World Business Ethics Forum, University of Macau. 2010
  • 'Some Utilitarian Considerations Regarding Discouraging Pharmaceutical Incentivizing in Emerging Markets: A Look at Pakistan, India, and Others' International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL. 2010
  • 'A Utilitarian Argument in Favor of Pharmaceutical Companies Incentivizing Doctors in Developing Countries', Society of Business Ethics Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 2010
  • 'Jesuit Education in Vegas: CaSINos and Other Education Opportunities', 13th Annual Meeting of Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education. 2010
  • Business, Media, and the Consequences of the Radical Shifts Towards Virtual Media and Commercialization of 'knowledge', Conference on Media (Invited Keynote Speaker), Tehran, Iran. 2010
  • 'Christian Philosophers as Public Intellectuals', Society of Christian Philosophers Conference (Midwest), Calvin College. 2010
  • 'Zygmunt Bauman on the Art of Life in Liquid Modernity: A Critique of Consumer Society Values as They Permeate our Lives', Conference on Value Inquiry, Carbondale, IL. 2010
  • CPCU Ethics Speaker, Omaha, NE. 2010
  • A Response to Marvin Brown's Civilizing the Economy: A New Economics of Provision, Pacific APA Meeting, Society of Business Ethics Session, San Francisco, CA. 2010
  • “Rebuilding Home and Work Opportunities” A talk for students and others at Sophia University Institute, Italy, March 2021 0021

Awards

  • Honorary Inductee
    Jesuit Honor Society
    Alpha Sigma Nu