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Business Ethics Quarterly

The Multidisciplinary Journal of the Society for Business Ethics

Denis G. Arnold, Editor

Business Ethics Quarterly (BEQ) is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes theoretical and empirical research relevant to the ethics of business. Since 1991 this multidisciplinary journal has published articles and reviews on a broad range of topics, including the internal ethics of business organizations, the role of business organizations in larger social, political and cultural frameworks, and the ethical quality of market-based societies and market-based relationships. It recognizes that contributions to the better understanding of business ethics can come from any quarter and therefore publishes scholarship rooted in the humanities, social sciences, and professional fields.

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  • BEQ is sponsored by the Society for Business Ethics and members have access as a benefit of membership. Institutions have access by subscription or through EBSCO Business Source.


    BEQ is ranked 2nd of 48 journals in Ethics, 26th of 116 journals in Business *
    • 2-year Impact Factor: 2.196 (2012)
    • 5-year Impact Factor: 2.555 (2012)
      * Journal Citation Reports, Thomson Reuters (2012)
    "BEQ is clearly the leading academic journal in business ethics. We count it as an A journal."
    — R. Edward Freeman, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia
    "BEQ is the premier journal for business ethics scholars. ... Publishing here is a prerequisite for advancement in the field."
    — Lynn Sharp Paine, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
    "BEQ is the leading specialty journal publishing consistently high quality social science-based and normative / philosophically-based research on ethics in organizations."
    — Linda K. Treviño, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University
    "BEQ's depth and sophistication have made it the business ethics journal for business ethicists."
    — Tom Donaldson, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

    · ISSN 1052-150X (print) · Single issues: Institutions $50, Individuals $25 · Call for availability ·
    · ISSN 2153-3326 (online) · Online access includes vol.1 (1991) to present · Back issues also in JSTOR ·

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