Name: Dr. William S. Brown
Title: Assistant Professor of Management
Office Location: Dyson 374
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2059
Email: William.S.Brown@Marist.Edu
Degrees Held: Ph. D., University of Pittsburgh; B.A., M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University; M.A., Montclair State University;

Bio: Prior to becoming an academic, Dr. Brown held high level HR positions in the World Headquarters of Fortune listed companies such as The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Philip Morris, Inc. and Mutual of New York (MONY). He also has been Director of Human Resources at Barnard College, Columbia University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as holding high level HR positions for the city of Pittsburgh.

Interests: All aspects of human resource management/ organizational behavior with an emphasis on ethical conduct. Research/scholarship areas of interest include: technological control in the workplace and workplace privacy; modern/post-modern mass society influences on technological progress and its impact on self; business ethics in transitional economies.

Publications: I have over 60 articles, book chapters, and conference papers dating back to 1981. Published articles and book chapters since 1999 include:

"The World of Work in the 21st Century: Security to Ubiquitous Risk" in C. Kenneth Meyer et al (eds.) Managing People as Assets, Des Moines, IA (2011) forthcoming.

"The Analysis and Understanding of Case Studies" in C. Kenneth Meyer et al (eds.)Managing People as Assets, Des Moines, IA (2011) forthcoming.

"Workplace Commitment: A Vestige of the Past in the New 'At Risk' Work Environment?" Business and Society Review (in press).

"Corporate Ethics Initiatives as Change Management: Lessons from Chaos/Complexity Theory," The International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy (2008) 3(1):82-91.

"The Case Study Method and the Changing Nature of Work," in C. Kenneth Meyer et al (eds.), Managing Public Service Organizations, Des Moines, IA: Millennium HRM Press(2006) pp.1-18.

"The New Employment Contract and the 'At Risk' Worker," Journal of Business Ethics (2005) 58(1): 195-201.

"Business Ethics in Transitional Economies: Introduction," Journal of Business Ethics (2003) 47(4): 295-297.

"Ethics and the Business of Children's Public Television Programming," Teaching Business Ethics (2002) 6: 73-81.

"Laborem Exercens, Human Dignity, and Technological Control in the Workplace," published online by the John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought of the University of St. Thomas at: www.stthomas.edu/cathstudies/cst/mgmt/LE/papers/brown/htm.

"The Providence Privateers" Case published in Wolff, S.B. and Wohlberg, J.W. (eds) OB in Action: Cases and Exercises, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin (2001): 379-380.

"Providence Privateers Teaching Note" in Wolff, S.B. and Wohlberg, J.W. (eds.) Instructor's Resource Manual for OB in Action: Cases and Exercises, Boston: Houghton-Mifflin (2001: 274-275.

"Ontological Security, Existential Anxiety, and Workplace Privacy," Journal of Business Ethics (2000), 23(1): 61-65.

"The Impact Upon Self of Technologically-Mediated Organizational Control," in Placencia, M.M. (ed) Privacy and the Constitution:Electronic Speech Rights, New York: Garland Publishing Company, Inc. (1999): 160-168.

"William Carris: Servant Leader of the Carris Community of Companies," in Marquardt, M.J. (ed) Global Leaders for the 21st Century, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (2000): 145-152.
Conferences & Workshops: Conference papers since 1999 include:

"Entrepreneurship, Social Responsibility, and Ethics: A Theoretical Perspective," 16th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Niagara Falls, NY, October 29-31, 2009.

"Socially Responsible Entrepreneurship: A Theoretical Approach and a Practical Example," 15th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, New York, NY, October 22-24, 2008.

"The Confluence of Managerial Hegemony and Information Technology: Risk, Fear, and Uncertainty in the Late Modern/Early Post-Modern Organization," 14th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Chicago, IL, November 1-3, 2007.

"Authenticity, Technology, and Early Post-modern Commerce," 12th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, New York, NY, October 26-28, 2005.

"Risk, Dependence, and Shame: Operant Values in the Post-Modern Work World," 8th International Conference of the American Society for Business and Behavioral Sciences, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, August 5-6, 2005.

"Considerations from Theoretical Physics for Imbuing Ethics All the Way Through Organizations," 11th annual International Conference for Promoting Business Ethics, Chicago, IL, October 21-24, 2004.

"The New Employment Contract and the 'At Risk' Worker," 10th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, New York, NY, October 22-24, 2003.

"Workplace Privacy in the Post-September 11th Environment,"
9th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Niagara Falls, NY, October 23-25, 2002.

"Workplace Privacy and the Electronic Village Green," 8th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Chicago, IL, October 24-26, 2001.

"Laborem Exercens, Human Dignity, and Technological Control in the Workplace," Work as Key to the Social Question, the Vatican and Aula Magna Policlinico Gemelli Catholic University, Rome, Italy, September 12-15, 2001.

"Ethics and the Business of Children's Public Television Programming," 7th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, New York, NY, September 21-23, 2000.

"The Influence of Basque's Mondragon Cooperatives on a New England Manufacturing Firm," 1st Iberoamerican Academy of Management Meeting, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, December 9-11, 1999.

"Toward a Critical Theory of Workplace Privacy," 6th annual International Conference Promoting Business Ethics, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 21-23, 1999.

"Managerial Learning and Post-Modernity," Re-Organizing Knowledge, Trans-forming Institutions, Knowing, Knowledge and the University in the XXI Century, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA, September 17-19, 1999.

"The Impact Upon Self of Technologically-Mediated Organizational Control," 14th annual Ethics and Technology Conference, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, June 4-5, 1999.
Miscellaneous: Professional Report:
"Predicting Retirement" (2004), State of New York Department of Taxation and Finance. Co-authored with M.K. Johnson, Director of Personnel, NY State Dept. of Taxation & Finance; M.B. Kiyonaga, Director of Workforce and Occupational Planning, NY State Dept. of Civil Service; and S. Harrison, NY State Dept. of Taxation & Finance. Distributed throughout the NY State Civil Service System.