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James Hoopes

Professor

Murata Professor of Ethics in Business
Academic Division: History & Society
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Bio

James Hoopes is "Murata Professor of Ethics in Business" at Babson College. His latest book is Corporate Dreams: Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. The author of half a dozen other books on American history, Hoopes has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other funding agencies. His paper, "Managing a Riot," won the Paul Hersey Award for the best paper on leadership at the 2000 meeting of the Academy of Management. He has taught in both Europe and Asia.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Johns Hopkins University
  • MA, University of Wisconsin
  • BA, Bowling Green State University

Academic Interests

Business History

Awards & Honors

  • 2001 - Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow
  • 1987 - Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 1984 - NEH Fellowship , American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
  • 1977 - Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities, Harvard University

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MFE 3564: MGMT CONSULTING FIELD EXPERIENC
  • HIS 3608: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN MALAYSIA

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Yusof, M., Nor, L.M., James, H.E. (2014). Virtuous CSR: an Islamic family business in Malaysia. Journal of Family Business Management, 4(2), 133-148. link
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2003). Managerialism: Its History and Dangers. Historically Speaking

Books

  • Hoopes, J.E. (2008). Hail to the CEO: The Failure of George W. Bush and the Cult of Moral Leadership. Westport, CT: Praeger
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2003). False Prophets: The Gurus Who Created Modern Management and Why Their Ideas Are Bad for Business Today. New York: Basic Books

Book Reviews

  • Hoopes, J.E. (2013). Review of "What’s Good for Business: Business and American Politics since World War II" by Phillips-Fein and Zelizer. Journal of American History, Vol 100

Others

  • Hoopes, J.E. (2012). Corporate Dreams - synopsis of book, serialized in 7 weekly installments at CSR Wire . Northampton, MA: CSRwire
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2012). Let’s Stop Using CSR to “Rebuild Trust”. Northampton, MA: 3BL Media link
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2011). Corporate Dreams: Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession: Rutgers University Press
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2008). Leaders Should Manage FOR Values
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2004). The De-Humanized Employee: IT’s Dark Side

Presentations

  • The Ethical Issues of Leadership in Business Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
    Hoopes, J. The Ethical Issues of Leadership in Business Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Inaugural Ceremony, Department of Sociology of Business, Warsaw, Poland (2015)
  • Selling Virtue (presented twice)
    Hoopes, J. Selling Virtue (presented twice) WorkEasy, Bologna, Italy (2015)
  • Higher Education as a Community Builder in the United States
    Hoopes, J. Higher Education as a Community Builder in the United States Association of Southeast Asian Nations Higher Education Forum, Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (2015)
  • A Buddhist Approach to an Interconnected Self: A Case Study from Lower Northern Thailand
    Prayukvong, W., Hoopes, J. A Buddhist Approach to an Interconnected Self: A Case Study from Lower Northern Thailand National Conference of Thai Economists, Bangkok (2015)
  • A Buddhist Economics Approach to an Interconnected Self: A Case Study from Lower Northern Thailand
    Hoopes, J., Prayukvong, W. A Buddhist Economics Approach to an Interconnected Self: A Case Study from Lower Northern Thailand 2nd International Conference Economic Philosophy: Oneself and the Other, Strasbourg, France (2014)
  • Virtuous Social Initiatives: An Islamic Family Business in Malaysia
    Hoopes, J. Virtuous Social Initiatives: An Islamic Family Business in Malaysia 3rd Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network Conference, Hobart, Australia (2013)
  • Leading for Virtue
    Hoopes, J. Leading for Virtue 2nd National Conference on Korea’s Most Admired Companies, Seoul, Korea (2012)
  • Leading for Virtuous Sustainability: The Ethical Advantage of Non-Western Universities
    Hoopes, J. Leading for Virtuous Sustainability: The Ethical Advantage of Non-Western Universities Conference on Indigenous Knowledge , Alor Setar, Malaysia (2012)
  • Moral and Strategic Imperatives for Corporate Social Responsibility at a 'Most Admired' Korean Company
    Hoopes, J., Lee, Y. Moral and Strategic Imperatives for Corporate Social Responsibility at a 'Most Admired' Korean Company Academy of Management, Boston 2012, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Corporate Dreams: Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession
    Hoopes, J. Corporate Dreams: Big Business in American Democracy from the Great Depression to the Great Recession Boston Public Library, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Managing for a New Future: United Nations Values Caucus
    Hoopes, J. Managing for a New Future: United Nations Values Caucus (2011)
  • Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable
    Hoopes, J. Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable (2010)
  • Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable
    Hoopes, J. Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable (2009)
  • Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable
    Hoopes, J. Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable (2008)
  • Growth through Knowledge: Wal*Mart, High Technology, and the Ever Less Visible Hand of the Manager
    Hoopes, J. Growth through Knowledge: Wal*Mart, High Technology, and the Ever Less Visible Hand of the Manager Conference on Wal*Mart, UC Santa Barbara (2004)
  • From Visible to Virtual Hand: How Will Managers Lead in the Era of the Extensible Enterprise
    Hoopes, J. From Visible to Virtual Hand: How Will Managers Lead in the Era of the Extensible Enterprise IBM Almaden Conference on Work in the Era of the Global, San Jose, California (2004)
  • From the Accidental Corporation to the On-Demand Business
    Hoopes, J. From the Accidental Corporation to the On-Demand Business IBM Almaden Conference on the Co-Evolution of Business and Technology, San Jose, California (2003)