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David Weitzner

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School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 207
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20124
Email: david.weitzner@yorku.ca
Primary website: Author Site
Secondary website: Psychology Today Blog

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David Weitzner has a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy.

His research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, European Business Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research.

His paper, Harm Reduction, Solidarity, and Social Mobility as Target Functions: A Rortian Approach to Stakeholder Theory, is the 2022 winner of the R. Edward Freeman Journal of Business Ethics Philosophy in Practice Best Paper Award.

David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson).

He is the author of Fifteen Paths: How to Tune out Noise, Turn on Imagination and Find Wisdom (ECW Press) and Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work (University of Toronto Press), Bronze Winner of the 2021 INDIES Book of the Year Award for Business and Economics.

He writes the Managing with Meaning blog for Psychology Today.

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David Weitzner is at heart a philosopher who briefly became a music industry executive and spent over a decade as a professor of strategy at the Schulich School of Business before joining the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

His education includes a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy.

David’s research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, European Business Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research.

His paper, Harm Reduction, Solidarity, and Social Mobility as Target Functions: A Rortian Approach to Stakeholder Theory, is the 2022 winner of the R. Edward Freeman Journal of Business Ethics Philosophy in Practice Best Paper Award.

David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson).

David is the author of "Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work" (University of Toronto Press/Penguin Random House Audio), Bronze Winner of the 2021 INDIES Book of the Year Award for Business and Economics.

David has presented at a host of international conferences, including the Repurposing Management for the Public Good: Processes, Obstacles and Unintended Consequences hosted at Møller Institute, University of Cambridge, Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Business Ethics Society and Business as an Agent of World Benefit co-sponsored by the UN Global Compact.

His work has appeared in popular media outlets like NPR, Politico, Salon, Globe and Mail, National Post, Yahoo News, Phys.org, The Conversation, andThe Financial Post Business Magazine, among others.
David writes the Managing with Meaning blog for Psychology Today.

Degrees

PhD Business Policy and Strategy, Schulich School of Business
MBA, Schulich School of Business
Graduate Diploma Arts & Media Management , Schulich School of Business
Honors Philosophy Bachelor of Arts, Western University

Research Interests

Business , Ethics, A.I., Arts and Culture, Spirituality
  • R. Edward Freeman Journal of Business Ethics Philosophy in Practice Best Paper Award - 2022
  • INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Winner for Business and Economics - 2021

David Weitzner has a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy.

His research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, European Business Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research.

His paper, Harm Reduction, Solidarity, and Social Mobility as Target Functions: A Rortian Approach to Stakeholder Theory, is the 2022 winner of the R. Edward Freeman Journal of Business Ethics Philosophy in Practice Best Paper Award.

David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson).

He is the author of Fifteen Paths: How to Tune out Noise, Turn on Imagination and Find Wisdom (ECW Press) and Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work (University of Toronto Press), Bronze Winner of the 2021 INDIES Book of the Year Award for Business and Economics.

He writes the Managing with Meaning blog for Psychology Today.

David Weitzner is at heart a philosopher who briefly became a music industry executive and spent over a decade as a professor of strategy at the Schulich School of Business before joining the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

His education includes a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy.

David’s research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, European Business Review, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research.

His paper, Harm Reduction, Solidarity, and Social Mobility as Target Functions: A Rortian Approach to Stakeholder Theory, is the 2022 winner of the R. Edward Freeman Journal of Business Ethics Philosophy in Practice Best Paper Award.

David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson).

David is the author of "Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work" (University of Toronto Press/Penguin Random House Audio), Bronze Winner of the 2021 INDIES Book of the Year Award for Business and Economics.

David has presented at a host of international conferences, including the Repurposing Management for the Public Good: Processes, Obstacles and Unintended Consequences hosted at Møller Institute, University of Cambridge, Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Business Ethics Society and Business as an Agent of World Benefit co-sponsored by the UN Global Compact.

His work has appeared in popular media outlets like NPR, Politico, Salon, Globe and Mail, National Post, Yahoo News, Phys.org, The Conversation, andThe Financial Post Business Magazine, among others.
David writes the Managing with Meaning blog for Psychology Today.

Degrees

PhD Business Policy and Strategy, Schulich School of Business
MBA, Schulich School of Business
Graduate Diploma Arts & Media Management , Schulich School of Business
Honors Philosophy Bachelor of Arts, Western University

Research Interests

Business , Ethics, A.I., Arts and Culture, Spirituality

Awards

  • R. Edward Freeman Journal of Business Ethics Philosophy in Practice Best Paper Award - 2022
  • INDIES Book of the Year Bronze Winner for Business and Economics - 2021