Andrew B. Gustafson, PhD
Andrew B. Gustafson, PhD

Andrew B. Gustafson, PhD

Professor
Heider College of Business

Expertise/Specializations

  • Business Ethics
  • Ethics (especially Utilitarianism)
  • History of Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Christian Thought
  • Real Estate

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Marketing and Management

Position

  • Professor

Biography

Raised on a hog, corn and cattle farm in central Nebraska, Gustafson attended colleges in Canada and Israel before completing his B.A. in philosophy and english at UNL(1992). After an M.A. in Christian Thought at Trinity in Chicago(1994), and an M.A. in Philosophy at Fordham (1996) while surviving a bout with cancer, he completed his Ph.D in Philosophy at Marquette (2001) on a full ride while teaching 2-5 courses per semester at Marquette, Trinity College and Cardinal Stritch. From 2001-2005 Gustafson was employed at Bethel University in the philosophy department. Creighton contacted him for the Business Ethics position, and he came to Creighton in 2005. He achieved tenure in 2010, and has published articles or reviews in Business Ethics Quarterly, Teaching Ethics, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, International Philosophical Quarterly, Jesuit Higher Education Journal, Business Ethics: A European Review, UNLV Gaming Review Journal, Teaching Business Ethics Journal, Trinity Journal, Religious Studies Review, Faith and Philosophy, and Philosophia Christi, and has given more than 100 academic or professional presentations at conferences and workshops regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has also been invited to give keynotes or talks at a variety of schools including Darden (U. Virginia), U-Texas San Antonio, Rockhurst, Cairn U., Tehran University (Iran), and other universities in Iran.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • “A Utilitarian Perspective on humanizing Business” in Humanizing Business: What Humanities Can Say to Business (Springer) edited by Ed Freeman, Michel Dion and Sergiy Dmytriyev. (Forthcoming 2020), Humanizing Business: What Humanities Can Say to Business (Springer), 2020

Articles

  • “Consequentialism and Non-Consequentialism” in the Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, ed. by Eugene Heath (8,000 words), Routledge, 79-94, 2018
    • “How Utilitarianism can inform Decent Managers in Plural and Culturally Diverse Contexts” in Moral Philosophy and Normative Ethics volume in The Springer Handbook of the Philosophy of Management (Springer, Dec. 2019), Springer Publishing
    , handbook of philosophy of management, Moral Philosophy and Normative Ethics volume of The Springer Handbook of the Philosophy of Management, 2018
  • "The State of Jesuit and CST Values at Catholic U.S. Business Schools" (an empirical study) (forthcoming), journal of religion and business ethics, june, 2017, 2017
  • "Jesuit Values and Higher Education in an Age of Liquid Modernity", Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 4:2, 2015
  • "Consequentialism and Non-Consequentialism" in the Routledge Companion to Business Ethics, ed. by Eugene Health., Taylor and Francis Group, plc, 2015
  • Desmond Lam, Chopsticks and Gambling (on distinctive aspects of gambling in China and Macau) (forthcoming 2015) [Review], UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal, 2015
  • Joseph Heath, Morality Competition and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics (Oxford) (forthcoming 2015) [Review], Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2015
  • "Business and the Common Good: A Christian Perspective", Journal of Religion & Society, 2014
  • "In Defense of a Utilitarian Business Ethic", Business and Society Review, 118 (3), 325-360, 2013
  • Gustafson, Andrew Business for the Common Good: A Christian Vision for the Marketplace [Review], Business Ethics Quarterly, 23, 145-147, 2013
  • "Christianity" in The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism ed. by James Crimmons., Bloomsbury, 78-81, 2013
  • Gustafson, Andrew Rorty, Caputo and business ethics without metaphysics: ethical theories as normative narratives, Business Ethics: A European Review, 19, 140-153, 2010
  • Gustafson, A., Wachner, T., "Global Pharmaceutical Marketing Incentives - Misplaced Marketing or the Common Good?", Journal of International Business, 2010
  • Religious Tolerance Through Humility: Thinking with Philip Quinn [Review], Faith and Philosophy Journal, 2010
  • Gustafson, Andrew Mill's Poet-Philosopher, and the Instrumental-Social Importance of Poetry for Moral Sentiments, British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 17, 821-847, 2009
  • Gustafson, Andrew J.S. Mill's communal utilitarian self, International Philosophical Quarterly, 49, 2009
  • Gustafson, A. Murtahda Mutahhari and John Stuart Mill's critique of the consumeristic commodification, Hekmat va Falsafeh [Wisdom and Philosophy], 2, 2006
  • Gustafson, A. Mill's view of art and poetry as the basis of moral education, Teaching Ethics, 2006
  • Gustafson, A. The Hermeneutics of charity: Interpretation, Selfhood, and Postmodern Faith - Edited by James K. A. Smith and Henry Isaac Venema, Religious Studies Review, 32, 106, 2006
  • Gustafson, A. Utilitarianism and business ethics, Ethical issues in business: A philosophical approach, 2006
  • Gustafson, A. Kant: Friend or foe of the believer?: Plantinga and other American Christian responses to Kant's epistemology, Hekmat va Falsafeh [Wisdom and Philosophy], 2005

Publications

  • “J.S. Mill’s Defense of the Rights of Women” (2,500 words) for Gale College Researcher Philosophy Project (edited by Brendan Sweetman), Gale-Cengage Publishing, 2019
  • Dating, Ethics of Competition, and Heath’s Market Failures Approach (A Response to Nien-he Hsieh) Business Ethics Journal Review 6.9 (2018) p.47-53., Business Ethics Journal Review, 6.9, 47-53, 2018
  • “John Stuart Mill On Utilitarianism” (3,500 words) for Gale "College Researcher Philosophy Project” (edited by Brendan Sweetman), Gale-Cengage Publishing, 2018
  • “Preliminary Assessment of the Ignatian-Centered DBA Program: Building the Next Generation of Ignatian Educators”  coauthored with Kristy C. Grayson et al. Journal of Jesuit Business Education Volume 9 (Summer 2018), Journal of Jesuit Business Education, 2018
  • “John Stuart Mill on Religion” (3,000 words) for Gale College Researcher Philosophy Project (edited by Brendan Sweetman), Gale-Cengage Publishing, 2018

Editing and Reviews

    • The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good (Kleio Akrivou and Alejo Jose G. Sison) Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Ethics Quarterly
    , Business Ethics Quarterly, 28.1, 99-102, 2018
  • The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good (Kleio Akrivou and Alejo Jose G. Sison) Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Ethics Quarterly, 2016
  • Marketing and the Common Good: Essays from Notre Dame on Societal Impact (Patrick Murphy and John Sherry, Jr) in Business Ethics Quarterly,, Business Ethics Quarterly, 26:1 (spring, 2016), 146-149, 2016, Business Ethics Quarterly, 26.1, 146-49, 2016
  • Marketing and the Common Good: Essays from Notre Dame on Societal Impact (Patrick Murphy and John Sherry, Jr) in Business Ethics Quarterly,, Business Ethics Quarterly, 26:1 (spring, 2016), 146-149, 2016
  • Challenging Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons For Public Relations From the Casino Industry (Jessalynn R. Strauss) (Routledge) in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal , UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal, 2015
    • Challenging Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons For Public Relations From the Casino Industry (Jessalynn R. Strauss) (Routledge) in UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal , UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal
    , UNLV Gaming Research and Review Journal, 21.1

General

  • “How Utilitarianism can inform Decent Managers in Plural and Culturally Diverse Contexts” in Moral Philosophy and Normative Ethics volume in The Springer Handbook of the Philosophy of Management (Springer, Dec 2018), Springer Publishing, 2018

Presentations

  • “The British Utilitarianism and the Common Good of Catholic Thought: Is There Any Reconciliation Possible Between Utilitarianism and CST?” 26th annual Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Dublin City, Ireland, October, 2019, 2019
  • “How the Very Vocation of Entrepreneurship Supports the Common Good—Particularly Those Who Wish to Get a Paycheck” CJBE Conference, Santa Clara, CA July 11-13, 2019 , 2019
  • “Pope John Paul II’s Fides et Ratio: Its Application to Business” International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, St. John’s, NY Oct 25-27, 2018, 2018
  • “Catholic Social Thought at Catholic Business Schools: Current State of Training for Students and Faculty–Initial Report Findings” with Don Lux (presenting) International Association of Jesuit Business Schools World Forum/Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education conference at Seattle University, July 22-24, 2018, 2018
  • “The British Utilitarians and the Common Good of Catholic Thought: Is There Any Reconciliation Possible Between John Stuart Mill and CST?”  Building Institutions for the Common Good: The 10th International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education, St. Thomas University, MN June 21-23, 2018, 2018
  • "Is Risk Taking Beneficial?: An Analysis of John Hobson’s “The Ethics of Gambling” (1905) and Frank Kight’s Risk, Uncertainty, Profit (1921)" at International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking, Las Vegas, NV May, 2019, 2018
  • "J.S. Mill and Frank Kight: How Ethical Utility Differs from Economic Utility, And What that Means for Michael Jensen and Joseph Heath’s Market-Based Ethics" at Society of Business Ethics Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, 2017
  • "Popes On Private Property as a Basis of Dignity" at the Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education conference, Creighton University, 2017
  • Economy of Communion: A Transformative Way of Doing Business” (Invited presentation) at the 2017 Economy of Communion Workshop and Conference, Hyde Park, NY, 2017
  • “The Societal Value of Casinos: A Utilitarian Analysis” 16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking (UNLV International Gaming Institute) June 7, 2016, 2017
  • West Chester University talks:  1. "In Praise of Eccentricity: Why Authentic Freedom of Speech Benefits All of Us (According to John Stuart Mill)"  2. Beyond the Profit Motive of Business: Transformative Entrepreneurship, 2017
  • “Playing the Fiddle While Rome Is Burning: What is it that we do, again? (Christian Philosophy and Public Engagement)”  at the Society of Christian Philosophers conference (midwest), Evangel University, Springfield, MO., 2016
  • The 2016 LaCroix Philosophy Lecture at Rockhurst University “In Praise of Eccentricity: Why Authentic Freedom of Speech Benefits All of Us (According to John Stuart Mill)”, 2016
  • Merry-Go-Round and Other Innovative African Economic Ideas for Economy of Communion” at International Association of Jesuit Business Schools Annual Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, 2016
  • How Catholic Are Catholic Business Schools?: A Study” at International Association of Jesuit Business Schools Annual Conference, Nairobi, Kenya., 2016
  • ”Business Transforming Culture and Society for the Greater Good: Teaching Resources and Ideas from the ‘Economy of Communion’ and Other Examples” Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY, 2016
  • “How Catholic Are Catholic Business Schools?: A Study”at 19th Annual Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education Conference, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY , 2016
  • ”Maximizing Utility In Business: How Ethical Utility Differs from Economic Utility (The Limits of Joseph Heath’s ‘Market Failures’ Approach)” at the 2016 International Society of Utilitarian Studies annual conference at Catholic University in Lille, France, 2016
  • “The History of Gambling in Omaha: From the Stockyards to Carter Lake” (co-presenter with Seth Goodwin)  16th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking (UNLV International Gaming Institute), 2016
  • CPCU Ethics Speaker, Omaha, NE, 2015
  • "The State of CST on Poverty and Prosperity in Catholic Business Schools in the U.S." at Prosperity, Poverty, and the Purpose of Business Conference, Manilla, Philippines., 2015
  • Business for the Common Good: Beyond Profit Maximization at World Business Ethics Forum, University of Macau., 2014
  • "Business Ethics and the Common Good" Society of Business Ethics Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA., 2014
  • "Do Casinos Contribute to the Greater Good?: A Utilitarian Ethical Analysis of Casinos", Twntieth Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL., 2013
  • "Business and the Common Good: Philanthropy and Positive Unintended and Intended Internalities", Twentieth Annual International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL., 2013
  • "The Commonplace Pedestrian Paths to Unethical Business Behavior", 20th Annual Conference on International Business and Contemporary Issues in Business, Rapid City, SD., 2013
  • ISACA (Information Systems Audit & Control Association) Workshop Presentation: "Ethics: Translating Ethics into Professional Practice"., 2013
  • "Christian Living in a Liquid Modernity: Faith Affections and Habits in the Face of Uncertainty", Philosophy Conference, California Baptist University., 2013
  • "Business and the Common Good: A Christian Perspective", Invited paper at Kripke Symposium, Creighton University., 2013
  • "Ethics for Lunch", Smith Hayes Financial, 2012
  • Invited Presentation for Department of Religion and Philosophy, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China., 2010
  • "Do Casinos Contribute to the Greater Good?: A Utilitarian Ethical Analysis of Casinos", World Business Ethics Forum, University of Macau., 2010
  • "Some Utilitarian Considerations Regarding Discouraging Pharmaceutical Incentivizing in Emerging Markets: A Look at Pakistan, India, and Others" International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference, Chicago, IL., 2010
  • "A Utilitarian Argument in Favor of Pharmaceutical Companies Incentivizing Doctors in Developing Countries", Society of Business Ethics Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada., 2010
  • "Jesuit Education in Vegas: CaSINos and Other Education Opportunities", 13th Annual Meeting of Colleagues in Jesuit Business Education., 2010
  • Business, Media, and the Consequences of the Radical Shifts Towards Virtual Media and Commercialization of "knowledge", Conference on Media (Invited Keynote Speaker), Tehran, Iran., 2010
  • "Christian Philosophers as Public Intellectuals", Society of Christian Philosophers Conference (Midwest), Calvin College., 2010
  • "Zygmunt Bauman on the Art of Life in Liquid Modernity: A Critique of Consumer Society Values as They Permeate our Lives", Conference on Value Inquiry, Carbondale, IL., 2010
  • CPCU Ethics Speaker, Omaha, NE., 2010
  • A Response to Marvin Brown's Civilizing the Economy: A New Economics of Provision, Pacific APA Meeting, Society of Business Ethics Session, San Francisco, CA., 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Business Ethics, Ethics, John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism, Catholic Social Thought and Business, Business Faith and the Common Good

Current Research Projects

  • Business and the Common Good Utilitarianism John Stuart Mill

Awards and Honors

  • Honorary Inductee, Alpha Sigma Nu, 2010