Faculty Profiles

James Hoopes

  • Professor
  • Murata Professor of Ethics in Business
Academic Division: History & Society
781-239-4345

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
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • HIS 4670 THE HISTORY AND ETHICS OF CAPITALISM
    • HIS 4610 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THAILAND & LAOS
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • HIS 4670 THE HISTORY AND ETHICS OF CAPITALISM
    • HIS 4610 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THAILAND & LAOS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Prayukvong, W., Hoopes, J. (2018). A Buddhist Economics Approach to Innovation and Capacity Building: The Case of Siam Hands. Society and Economy in Central and Eastern Europe. Vol: 40, Issue: 4, Page: 553-570. Corvinus University of Budapest. link
  • Hoopes, J., Zeldin, T. (2018). Historians Discuss the Contemporary Workplace. Problemy Zarzadzania. Vol: 15, Issue: 2, Page: 25-32. University of Warsaw. link
  • Hoopes, J. (2018). Business Leadership and Its Ethics -- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Problemy Zarzadzania. Vol: 15, Issue: 2, Page: 19-24. University of Warsaw. link
  • Yusof, M., Nor, L.M., James, H.E. (2014). Virtuous CSR: an Islamic family business in Malaysia. Journal of Family Business Management. Vol: 4, Issue: 2, Page: 133-148. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. 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. Praeger.
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2003). False Prophets: The Gurus Who Created Modern Management and Why Their Ideas Are Bad for Business Today. Basic Books.

Book Chapters

  • Hoopes, J.E. (2005). Growth through Knowledge: Wal*Mart, High Technology, and the Ever Less Visible Hand of the Manager: Wal*Mart: Face of 21st-Century Capitalism. New Press.

Book Reviews

  • Prayukvong, W., Takagi, I., Hoopes, J.E. (2017). Clair Brown, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science. Vol: 49, Page: 411-412. Social Choice and Welfare. link
  • 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, Issue: 2. Oxford University Press.

Conference Proceedings

  • Hoopes, J.E. (2016). Higher Education as a Community Builder in the United States: A Model for the ASEAN Community?. Issue: 28. AEI Occasional Papers . link

Other

  • Hoopes, J.E. (2012). Corporate Dreams - synopsis of book, serialized in 7 weekly installments at CSR Wire . CSRwire.
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2012). Let’s Stop Using CSR to “Rebuild Trust”: CSRwire. 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: Chief Executive Magazine.
  • Hoopes, J.E. (2004). The De-Humanized Employee: IT’s Dark Side: CIO (Chief Information Officer) Magazine.

Presentations

  • A Buddhist Economics Approach to Innovation and Capacity Building Prayukvong, W. Hoopes, J. Globelics International Conference 2017, Athens, Greece (2017)
  • The Virtues of Family Business in a Disruptive Era Hoopes, J. International Conference on Family Business and Entrepreneurship, Bali, Indonesia (2017)
  • The Leadership of Muhammad: How Character Shapes Strategy Hoopes, J. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia (2017)
  • Islamic Inspirations in Business Ethics Hoopes, J. Islamic Traditions in Business Ethics Today, Warsaw, Poland (2016)
  • Family Character Is Company Character: An Islamic Family Business in Malaysia Nor, L. Yusof, M. Hoopes, J. Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices (STEP): 2016 Global Academic Conference, Boston, MA (2016)
  • The Ethical Issues of Leadership in Business Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Hoopes, J. Inaugural Ceremony, Department of Sociology of Business, Warsaw, Poland (2015)
  • Selling Virtue (presented twice) Hoopes, J. WorkEasy, Bologna, Italy (2015)
  • Higher Education as a Community Builder in the United States Hoopes, J. 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. 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. 2nd International Conference Economic Philosophy: Oneself and the Other, Strasbourg, France (2014)
  • Virtuous Social Initiatives: An Islamic Family Business in Malaysia Hoopes, J. 3rd Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network Conference, Hobart, Australia (2013)
  • Leading for Virtue Hoopes, J. 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. 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. 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. Boston Public Library, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Managing for a New Future: United Nations Values Caucus Hoopes, J. , (2011)
  • Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable Hoopes, J. , (2010)
  • Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable Hoopes, J. , (2009)
  • Business Ethics, CFO Roundtable Hoopes, J. , (2008)
  • Growth through Knowledge: Wal*Mart, High Technology, and the Ever Less Visible Hand of the Manager Hoopes, J. 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. 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. IBM Almaden Conference on the Co-Evolution of Business and Technology, San Jose, California (2003)
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