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Bart Victor

Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership

Subject Area(s): Ethics and Social Responsibility, Communications, Organization Studies

Bart Victor is the Cal Turner Professor of  Moral Leadership Across the Professions for Vanderbilt University. Professor Victor joined the Owen faculty from the Institute for Management Development International (IMD), in Lausanne Switzerland where he was Professor of Management and Director of the Program for Management Development. Prior to IMD, Professor Victor was on the faculties of the University of North Carolina and the University of Nebraska. In addition to his academic experience, Professor Victor has significant experience as a manager:

From 1970 to 1979, he founded and operated Child Day Care Centers in California, Illinois, and New York. He then spent several years as a management consultant based in Washington D.C. Professor Victor is a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of Management and the International Association for Business and Society.  

B.A., Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, 1977
M.S., Educational Administration, Bank Street College of Education, 1979
Ph.D., Business Administration, University of North Carolina, 1985

Research Interest(s):
The practical and moral dimensions of enterprise approaches to the alleviation of poverty, the ethical foundations of business, The social and moral consequences of new organizational forms, and the process of strategy making


 “Gifts Loans and Poverty: A Social Embeddedness View of Business Model Approaches to Poverty Alleviation”  Bart Victor, Woodrow Lucas.  International Perspectives on Social Entrepreneurship Research, (forthcoming)

 "Whistle-blowing among young employees: A life-course perspective." Jason Stansbury, Bart Victor, Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming)

 “Collective Virtuosity in Organizations:  A Study of Peak Performance,” (Mark Marotto, Johan Roos, Bart Victor) Journal of Management Studies Volume 44, Number 3, May 2007 , pp. 388-413(26)


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Fax: 615-343-7177
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