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Julian Friedland
Assistant Professor, Trinity Business School


Julian Friedland is assistant professor of business ethics. He has held previous appointments at George Washington University, Fordham University, and the University of Colorado at Boulder/Denver. He is a French-American philosopher by training, obtaining his B.A. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A. at San Francisco State University, and Ph.D. at the University of Paris 1 - Panthéon Sorbonne. His research interests lie in business applications of normative ethics including social impact strategy, positive professional duty and the psychology of moral reasoning, particularly motivational alternatives to economic incentives and new means by which virtues may be instilled through management and AI design. His work has appeared in a range of books and international journals including the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and MIT Sloan Management Review. He has also written for national magazines and newsprint including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Conversation.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Julian Friedland, AI Can Help Us Live More Deliberately, MIT Sloan Management Review, (Summer), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Julian Friedland, Benjamin M. Cole, From Homo-Economicus to Homo-Virtus: A System-Theoretic Model for Raising Moral Self-Awareness, The Journal of Business Ethics, 155, (1), 2019, p191 - 205 Journal Article, 2019 URL

Julian Friedland, Retrieving Philosophy in Management and Organization Science, Philosophy of Management, 15, (2), 2016 Journal Article, 2016 DOI URL

Julian Friedland, Sustainability, Public Health, and the Corporate Duty to Assist, Business and Professional Ethics Journal, 34, 2015, p215 - 236 Journal Article, 2015 URL DOI

Julian Friedland, Benjamin M. Cole, Expanding the Motivations for Altruism: A Philosophical Perspective, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, 2013, p1202 - 1206 Journal Article, 2013 DOI

Julian Friedland, Beyond Empiricism: Realizing the Ethical Mission of Management, Business and Society Review, 117, (3), 2012, p329 - 356 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Wittgenstein and the Challenge of Global Ethics in, editor(s)Michael Pirson et al. , Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality, New York, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011, pp210 - 224, [Julian Friedland] Book Chapter, 2011 DOI URL URL

Julian Friedland, A Fair Wage? Capping Executive Compensation, Journal of Business Ethics Education, 2010 Journal Article, 2010 URL

Julian Friedland, Wittgenstein and the Aesthetic Robot's Handicap, Philosophical Investigations, 28, 2005 Journal Article, 2005 URL DOI

Julian Friedland, The Utility of Offshoring: A Rawlsian Critique, Electronic Journal of Business Ethics and Organization Studies, 10, (1), 2005 Journal Article, 2005 URL

Julian Friedland, Minds that Matter: Seven Degrees of Moral Standing, Between the Species, 13, (4), 2004 Journal Article, 2004 URL DOI

Julian Friedland, Ideation and Appropriation: Wittgenstein on Intellectual Property, Law and Critique, 12, (2), 2001 Journal Article, 2001 DOI URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Julian Friedland, Doing Well and Good: The Human Face of the New Capitalism, Ethics in Practice, USA, Information Age Publishing, 2009, 1 - 258pp Book, 2009 URL URL