Dr Ben Wempe

Ben Wempe

Assistant Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Dr Ben Wempe studied political theory in Leiden, Florence and Oxford. His present research interests include organizational ethics, political theory, Idealism, social contract theories, and corporate social responsibility. He has published in academic journals such as Acta Politica, Business Ethics: A European Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Organization Studies. He is on the editorial board of various of these journals and an Associate Editor of Business & Society.

He has frequently presented papers at international conferences, including meetings of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the European Business Ethics Network in the UK (EBEN-UK), the Political Science Association (PSA), the International Association for Business & Society (IABS), the Society for Business Ethics (SBE) and the Social Issues in Management (SIM) division of the Academy of Management. He was a Visiting Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UK. He also held Visiting Scholarships at the Legal Studies Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and the Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, DePaul University, Chicago.

Dr Wempe organized the IABS 2007 Annual Meeting at Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy and served as IABS President in 2008-2009.

Publications

  • Academic (9)
    • Wempe, B., & Frooman, J. (2016). Reframing the moral limits of markets debate: social domains, values, mechanisms. Journal of Business Ethics, 153(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-016-3346-9

    • Wempe, B. (2009). Extant social contracts and the question of business ethics. Journal of Business Ethics, 88(4), 741-750. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-009-0326-3

    • Wempe, B. (2008). Understanding the Separation Thesis: Precision After the Decimal Point? Business Ethics Quarterly, 18(4), 549-553. https://doi.org/10.5840/beq200818438

    • Wempe, B. (2008). Contractarian Business Ethics: Credentials and Design Criteria. Organization Studies, 29(10), 1337-1355. https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840608093546

    • Wempe, B. (2008). Four Design Criteria for Any Future Contractarian Theory of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics, 81(3), 697-714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9542-x

    • Wempe, B. (2005). In Defense of a Self-Disciplined, Domain-Specific Social Contract Theory of Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly, 15(1), 113-135.

    • Wempe, B. (2004). On the Use of the Social Contract Model in Business Ethics. Business Ethics: A European Review, 13(4), 332-341.

    • Oosterhout, H., Wempe, B., & van Willigenburg, T. T. (2004). Rethinking Organizational ethics: a plea for pluralism. Journal of Business Ethics, 55(4), 387-395. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-004-1347-6

    • Wempe, B. (1999). Kiezen tussen twee goeden, of: waarom het definitieve handboek voor de bedrijfsethiek nog even op zich laat wachten. M en O, 91-100.

  • Professional (2)
    • Wempe, B. (2001). Naar een bedrijfsethische theorie van corruptie. Bedrijfskunde, 73(3), 30-35.

    • Wempe, B. (1999). Veel bomen in het utopisch bos. Socialisme en Democratie, 56(11), 520-523.

  • Academic (1)
    • Wempe, B. (2004). T. H. Green's Theory of Positive Freedom: from Metaphysics to Political Theory. Imprint Academic. - British Idealist Studies - Series 3: Green

  • Academic (2)
    • Wempe, B. (2013). Review of What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets. Business Ethics Quarterly, 23, 489-492.

    • Wempe, B. (2010). The idea of Justice. Business Ethics Quarterly, 20, 545-552.

  • Academic (13)
    • Wempe, B. (2018). Ethical Issues concerning Private Prisons. In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Soiety Sage.

    • Wempe, B. (2018). Privatization of Public Goods. In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition Sage.

    • Wempe, B. (2018). Private Military Company. In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition Sage.

    • Wempe, B. (2018). The Moral Limits of Markets (MLM). In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition Sage.

    • Wempe, B. (2018). Amartya Sen. In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition Sage.

    • Wempe, B. (2018). Fair Trade. In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition Sage.

    • Wempe, B. (2018). Integrative Social Contracts Theory (ISCT). In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Second Edition Sage.

    • Wempe, B. (2012). Contractarian Business Ethics. In A. Crane, & D. Matten (Eds.), New Directions in Business Ethics (pp. 383-403). Sage. SAGE Library in Business and Management Vol. Vol II

    • Wempe, B. (2008). Contractarian Business Ethics Today. In J. D. Smith (Ed.), Normative Theory and Business (pp. 73-92). Rowman and Littlefield. New Perspectives in Business Ethics

    • Wempe, B. (2007). Integrative Social Contract Theory (ISCT). In R. W. Kolb (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (pp. 1140-1141). Sage Publications, Inc.

    • Oosterhout, H., Wempe, B., & van Willigenburg, T. T. (2002). A Critique of Monistic Organizational Ethics. In Proceedings Ninth Annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics

    • Wempe, B. (2001). Business ethics: problematic practice, problematic theory. In H. Peter Steeves (Ed.), Book of Proceedings: Commerce, Consumerism, Consciousness (pp. 136). DePaul University.

    • Wempe, B. (1993). Hoog tijd voor een methodologie van de kunde (in het bijzonder bedrijfskunde). In J. F. Schreinemakers, & B. G. F. Pol (Eds.), Bedrijfskunde en Technologie. NOBO Zesde Onderzoekdag (pp. 313-104). UT Service.

  • Professional (1)
    • Wempe, B. (2002). Denken over Corruptie in het Bedrijfsleven. In Muel Kaptein, & Henry Wietzema e.a. (Eds.), Jaarboek Fraudebestrijding (pp. 76-79). Kluwer.

  • Academic (5)
    • Wempe, B. (2004). Green and Pettit on Freedom. 54th Annual Political Studies Association Conference 2004, Lincoln, UK.

    • Oosterhout, H., Wempe, B., & van Willigenburg, T. T. (2004). ISCT and the Call for Practical Guidance. IABS Annual Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    • Oosterhout, H., Wempe, B., & van Willigenburg, T. T. (2004). Contractualism and the Project for an Integrative Organizational Ethics. IABS Fifteenth Annual Conference, Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

    • Wempe, B. (2004). Three sketches for a New Paradigm in Contractarian Business Ethics. EBEN-UK Annual Conference 2004, 1-2 April 2004, Edinburgh, UK.

    • Wempe, B. (2004). Stakeholder Theory, ISCT and the Future Development of Contractarian Business Ethics.

  • Academic (1)
    • Wempe, B. (2001). Taking social contracts seriously. In Duane Windsor (Ed.), 2001 Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Conference of the International Association for Business & Society (pp. 30-36)

  • Academic (2)
    • Wempe, B. (2005). The promise of Contractarian Business Ethics.

    • Wempe, B. (2005). Contractarian Business Ethics: Promise and Application Conditions.

  • Academic (1)
    • Wempe, B. (1999). Mogelijkheden en beperkingen van een sociaal contract benadering in de bedrijfsethiek. (Management Report Series 35-1999 ed.) Rotterdam School of Management. Management Report Series Vol. 35-1999

Courses

Philosophy of Science

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BK1207
  • Level: Bachelor 1

LMB1, Leiderschap, management & bestuur

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BMA3078
  • ECTS: 6

LMB2, Majorgebonden methodologie Seminar

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BMA3079
  • ECTS: 2

Past courses

Corporations and justice

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME038
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Philosophy of science

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BKB2016
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

The moral limits of markets

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BKBMIN040
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Philosophy of Science

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BK1107
  • Level: Bachelor 1

Internationaal Project

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA2102
  • ECTS: 5

Philosophy of Science

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BAB28
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2, Pre-master

Corporations and justice

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME035
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

GBSM Research project

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME037
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2013/2014, 2012/2013
  • Code: BAP64
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

Corporations and justice

  • Study year: 2012/2013
  • Code: BKMME115
  • ECTS: 10 Level: Master