Jeff Frooman


PhD (University of Pittsburgh)

Arts, Faculty of

Carleton Hall 206

1 506 451 6911

Research interests

  • Market morality
  • Trust and morality
  • Ethics of agency theory


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2002.
  • Jointly appointed between the the Faculty of Arts (philosophy) and Faculty of Management (finance).
  • Received UNB Merit Award for 2018 in recognition of outstanding contributions to teaching, research and university service. President, Society for Business Ethics, 2019-2022. Executive Director of the Society for Business Ethics, 2008-2013.
  • Division Chair, Social Responsibility Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, 2010.
  • Associate Editor, Business and Society, 2008-2010

Courses regularly taught

  • Phil 2201 Ethical Classics (Aristotle, Kant, and Mill)
  • Phil 2203 Ethical Issues in Business
  • Phil 3301 Symbolic Logic
  • Phil 3251 Applied Professional Ethics
  • Phil 3305 Capitalism vs. Communism

Recent articles in refereed journals

Frooman, J. 2021 Where MSM intersects MFA: Morally suspect goods and the grounds for regulatory action. Business Ethics Quarterly

Pouryousefi, S., & Frooman, J. 2019 The consumer scam: An agency-theoretic approach. Journal of Business Ethics.

Wempe, B., & Frooman, J. 2018 Reframing the moral limits of markets debate: Social domains, values, allocation methods. Journal of Business Ethics.

Branzei, O., Frooman, J., McKnight, B., & Zietsma, C. 2018. Investor’s assessment of the impact of corporate social performance on default risk in long-term bond markets. Journal of Business Ethics, 148 (1): 183-203.

Fortis, Z., Maon, F., Frooman, J., & Reimer, G. 2018. Unknown knowns and known unknowns: Framing the role of organizational learning in corporate social responsibility development. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20 (2): 277-300.