Faculty & Research

Rosemarie Monge West

Instructor : Ethics and Business Law Department

TMH 343D
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Rosemarie Monge received her B.A. in international studies and B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. She will graduate with her doctorate in legal studies and business ethics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in May 2013. Before beginning her doctoral studies, she worked at a social venture capital fund in Philadelphia and volunteered with a women’s micro-entrepreneurship center in rural Peru.

Her research deals with the following themes: the moral responsibilities of business managers when confronting apparent moral conflicts; the possibility of moral dilemmas under market conditions; adversarial ethics in the market; and normative foundations of corporate social responsibility (CSR). Her dissertation is entitled "Business Practice and Dirty Hands: Managerial Action in the Face of Moral Conflict."

Working Papers:

“Managerial Complicity in the Face of Institutionally Derived Conflicts”

“Competition, Sports, and the Relevance of Competition for Managerial Decision-Making”


Academic Background

B. A., International Studies,  University of Pennsylvania
B. S., Economics (Concentration: Finance), University of Pennsylvania 
Ph.D. candidate, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania 

Reseach Specialties

  1. Normative business ethics 
  2. Foundations of managerial responsibility
  3. Normative accounts of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Current Research

  • Moral dilemmas and “dirty hands” in the business context
  • Normative foundations of CSR
  • Corporate complicity in governments’ human rights violations

Major Works

  • "Business Practice and Dirty Hands: Managerial Action in the Face of Moral Conflict." Dissertation.