Katherina Pattit

Associate Professor, Ethics and Business Law

glac6548@stthomas.edu

(651) 962-4283

Minneapolis Campus
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall 451G
Minneapolis, MN 55403

B.A., Management, Friedrich-Alexander University
M.B.A., International Business, Accounting, Marketing, Friedrich-Alexander University
Ph.D., Business Ethics and Law, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business

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Katherina Pattit received her Ph.D. in business ethics and law from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. and M.B.A. from Friedrich Alexander University in Germany. Her research interests cover a variety of subject areas, including investor decision making, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, responsible growth, and privacy in social networking. Dr. Pattit's research is published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Business and Professional Ethics, Management International Review and other international publications. Dr. Pattit's teaching philosophy emphasizes a learner-centered classroom environment in which students take an active role not only in shaping course material and assessment but also in teaching each other. The focus of instruction in her classes is on learning about one's own values, goals and thought patterns as a basis for applying tools for improving critical decision making. Dr. Pattit also specializes in online and blended course design and delivery and serves as a Master Reviewer for the Quality Matters program.

Fall 2018 Courses
Fall 2018 Courses
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BETH 651 - 201 Ethical Culture - - - - - - - -
Description of course Ethical Culture : CRN: 42896 3 Credit Hours
Cultures of economic competitiveness and legal compliance are necessary but not sufficient for corporate responsibility. This course will examine the elements of ethical decision-making and ethical corporate cultures from the perspective of an organization's leadership. The premise of the course is that leaders are the architects of corporate culture- and that the moral agenda of leaders includes three practical imperatives: elucidating, institutionalizing and sustaining ethical values. The first two imperatives (elucidating and institutionalizing) involve placing moral considerations in a position of salience and authority alongside considerations of competitive strategy and compliance in the organization's mindset. The third imperative (sustaining) has to do with passing on the spirit of this effort in two directions: to future leaders of the organization and to the wider network of organizations and institutions that make up the social system as a whole. The case method will be used to introduce frameworks for making reasoned, thoughtful ethical decisions and to diagnose both positive and negative cultural leadership. Students will learn to recognize and resolve ethical issues and identify practical ways (1) to enhance sound ethical cultures and (2) to remediate weak ethical cultures. NOTE: Students are not permitted to take BETH 651 for credit if they have completed, or are taking concurrently, either BETH 601 ("Business Ethics") or BETH 701 ("Ethical Ldrshp & Corp Act") for credit. Prereq (or may take concurrently) LAWS 730/BETH 650
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J-Term 2019 Courses
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Spring 2019 Courses
Spring 2019 Courses
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BETH 625 - W01 Business Ethics Foundations - - - - - - - -
Description of course Business Ethics Foundations : CRN: 22281 1.5 Credit Hours
This class explores the fundamentals of ethical decision making in the business context. It covers the psychology of ethical decision making, including individual and situational factors influencing the decision process, as well as the ethical theories needed to understand the dimensions of an ethically complex situation. The class introduces a framework for analyzing ethical situations and developing a managerially defensible solution. It also explores various strategies for dealing with ethical challenges in the workplace and ways to effectively communicate one’s decisions. Co-requisite: MGMT 625
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Academic and Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, Saint Paul / Minneapolis (2014 - present)
  • Assistant Professor, University of St. Thomas - Opus College of Business, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2008 - 2014)
  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2006 - 2007)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (2005 - 2007)
  • Senior projects manager, Merrill Corporation, New York (2001 - 2002)
  • Account manager, LanguageWorks, Inc, New York (2000 - 2001)
  • Manager, title information department, Title One Agency, Inc, Florence (1999 - 2000)
  • Information specialist, German Society for Clinical Chemistry, Nuremberg (1995 - 1999)

Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management
  • Association of Practical and Professional Ethics
  • Society of Business Ethics

Professional Service
  • Academy of Management,
  • Academy of Management, Editor
  • Blackwell Encyclopedia of Business Ethics, Editor
  • Business Ethics Quarterly, Reviewer
  • Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Reviewer
  • International Review of Law, Reviewer
  • Journal Of Business Ethics, Reviewer
  • Journal of Asia-Pacific Business, Reviewer
  • Journal of Behavioral Finance, Editor
  • Nonprofit Management & Leadership, Reviewer
  • Society of Business Ethics, Reviewer

Publications
  • Pattit, J. M., & Pattit, K. (2018). You have our permission not to grow. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Exchange (EIX),
  • Glac, K., Elm, D. R., & Martin, L. (2015). Areas of privacy in Facebook: Expectations and value. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (33)(2/3), pp. 147-176
  • Glac, K. (2014). The influence of shareholders on corporate social responsibility. Economics, Management, and Financial Markets, (9)(3),
  • Glac, K. (2012). The impact and source of mental frames in socially responsible investing. Journal of Behavioral Finance, (13)(3), pp. 184-198
  • Glac, K., & Michaelson, C. M. (2012). What is a good answer to an ethical question?. Journal of Business Ethics Education, (9)(1), pp. 233-258
  • Glac, K., Skirry, J. D., & Vang, D. O. (2012). What is so morbid about Viaticals: An examination of the ethics of economic ideas and economic reality. Business and Professional Ethics Journal, (31)(3/4), pp. 453-474
  • Glac, K., Warren, D. E., & Chen, C. C. (2012). Conflict in roles: Lying to the ingroup versus the outgroup in negotiations. Business and Society, pp. 1-21
  • Glac, K., & Kim, T. (2010). The 'I' in ISCT: Normative and empirical facets of integration. Journal of Business Ethics, (88)(4), pp. 693-705
  • van der Voort, J. M., Glac, K., & Meijs, L. C. (2009). Managing corporate community involvement. Journal of Business Ethics,
  • Glac, K. (2008). Understanding socially responsible investing: The effect of decision frames and trade-off options. Journal of Business Ethics, (52)(1), pp. 41-55
  • Glac, K., Cantwell, J., & Hardin, R. (2004). The internationalization of R&D - the Swiss case. Management International Review, (44)(3), pp. 57-82

Books and Chapters
  • Glac, K. (2011). A Stakeholder Perspective to Social Responsibility. In A. Lindgreen, P. Kotler, F. Maon & J. Vanhamme (Ed.), Shareholders as corporate social responsibility advocates. Surrey, UK: Gower Publishing
  • Glac, K. (2007). Chemieindustrie (1925-1960). In R. Petri (Ed.), Technologie transfer aus der deutschen (pp. 105-106). Ambix
  • Glac, K., & Cantwell, J. (2006). Transnational Corporations and Economic Development: From Internationalisation to Globalisation. In L. Cuyvers and F. De Beule (Ed.), TNCs, locational clustering and the process of economic development (pp. 84-106). London: Palgrave, Macmillan

Research Interests
  • Ethics and Corporate Responsibility

Presentations
  • "How much is enough? Good boundaries for growth" Annual International Conference of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, March 01, 2018
  • "You have our permission not to grow" Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Conference, Washington, DC, March 01, 2018
  • "The ethical obligations of institutional investors" Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, March 01, 2018
  • "How much is enough? Good boundaries for growth" International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 01, 2017
  • "Teaching a new mindset on growth" Strategic Management Society International Conference, Houston, Texas, October 01, 2017
  • "Organizational boundary management: Why, when and how?" Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia, August 01, 2017
  • "The Ethics of Employee Privacy in a World of Social Media" Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, United Kingdom, England, March 01, 2016
  • "Ethical responsibilities of large asset holders" Society of Business Ethics Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, August 01, 2015
  • "Areas of privacy in Facebook: Expectations and value" Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida, August 01, 2014
  • "Ethical responsibilities of large asset holders" International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society, Madrid, Spain, August 01, 2014
  • "The ethical responsibilities of a large asset owner" Summit on Responsible Investing, Cambridge, United Kingdom, May 01, 2013
  • "Areas of privacy in Facebook - expectations and value" OCB Faculty Research Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 01, 2013
  • "Areas of privacy in Facebook - expectations and value" Society for Business Ethics, Boston, MA, August 01, 2012
  • "Writing to learn through imagined dialogue" The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities English & Writing Conference, Minneapolis, MN, March 01, 2012
  • "What is so morbid about Viaticals: An examination of the ethics of economic ideas and economic reality" Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, New York, NY, October 01, 2011
  • "What is so morbid about Viaticals: An examination of the ethics of economic ideas and economic reality" Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, New York, NY, October 01, 2011
  • "Rethinking the scope of fiduciary duty toward shareholders" Shanghai International Conference of Business Ethics, Shanghai, China, October 01, 2010
  • "What is a good answer to an ethical question?: Helping students find their moral voices" Society for Business Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, August 01, 2009
  • "Room for change: The normative implications of socially responsible investing for the fiduciary duties of managers and financial intermediaries" Society for Business Ethics, Chicago, Illinois, August 01, 2009
  • "Understanding socially responsible investing: A framing perspective of the investment decision process. January 2009" INSEAD - Social Innovation Center, January 01, 2009
  • "What do investors want? Implications of findings about investor attitudes and behavior for the scope of managerial and fiduciary responsibility" Conference Promoting Business Ethics, New York, New York, October 01, 2008
  • "Generation Facebook and the Facebook phenomenon: An argument for a heightened duty of care" Society for Business Ethics, Anaheim, California, August 01, 2008
  • "Socially responsible investing: Meaningful choices for stakeholders" International Association for Business & Society Conference, Tempere, Finland, June 01, 2008
  • "Socially responsible investing: Meaningful choices for stakeholders" Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL, November 01, 2007
  • "Understanding socially responsible investing: A social cognition model of investor decision making" Society for Business Ethics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 01, 2007
  • "Improving corporate philanthropy and corporate social initiatives" International Association for Business & Society Conference, Florence, Italy, June 01, 2007
  • "Understanding socially responsible investing: A social cognition model of investor decision making" International Conference of the International Center for Corporate Accountability, New York, New York, June 01, 2007
  • "Conflict in roles: Lying to the ingroup versus the outgroup in negotiations" Group Decision and Negotiation Meeting, Montreal, Canada, May 01, 2007
  • "Corporate ownership revisited: Who owns what and how?" Business Ethics in a Global World, Santa Clara, California, March 01, 2007
  • "Socially responsible investing (SRI): Irrational 'soul-soothing' or coordination problem?" Society for Business Ethics, Atlanta, Georgia, August 01, 2006
  • "Empirical evidence about the determinants of fairness perceptions: Should justice really be blind?" Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia, August 01, 2006
  • "Visions for Ethics in the Next Century: Developments & Investigations in Ethical & Unethical Behavior in Organizations" Academy of Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 01, 2005
  • "In the eye of the blind beholder - modifying the veil of ignorance in light of empirical evidence about fairness perceptions" Society for Business Ethics, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 01, 2005
  • "The impact of foreign direct investment on ethical standards of the host countries" Society for Business Ethics, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 01, 2004