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Quinlan School of Business

Al Gini

Title: Professor of Business Ethics
Al Gini about his book
Office #: Maguire 432
Phone: 312.915.6093
E-mail: agini@LUC.edu

Personal Information

Research Interests

Professor Gini is the co-founder and associate editor of Business Ethics Quarterly, the Journal of the Society for Business Ethics.

Professional Activities

Besides lecturing to community and professional organizations, he does consulting on corporate ethics, and he can be regularly heard on National Public Radio's Chicago affiliate, WBEZ-FM.

Research Listings


God Can Quote Me on That: Quotations on the Meaning of Life, ACTA Press, 2011.

Seeking The Truth of Things: Confessions of a (catholic) Philosopher, ACTA Press, 2010.
(Winner 2011 Catholic Press Association, Professional Book of the Year.)

Even Deadlier: Volume Two, The 7 Deadly Sins Sampler, Great Books Foundation, Chicago, 2009, (Anthology/Prologue).

Case Studies in Business Ethics, A. Gini, A. Marcoux, Sixth Edition, Prentice Hall, Fall 2008/Spring 2009.

The Seven Deadly Sins a Sampler: An Anthology, The Great Books Foundation, 2007, (Anthology/Prologue).

Why It’s Hard To Be Good, Routledge, Issued Dec. 2005, Publication Date, 2006.

The Importance of Being Lazy: In Praise of Play, Leisure, and Vacations, Routledge, New York, April 2003.

My Job Myself: Work and the Creation of the Modern Individual, Routledge, New York, Spring 2000.

Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho! -- Funny, Insightful, Encouraging and Sometimes Painful Quotes About Work, Co-author T. Sullivan, ACTA Publication, Chicago, Fall, 1994.

It Comes With the Territory: An Inquiry Concerning Work and The Person, Random House, January, 1989, Co-Author/Editor T. Sullivan.

Philosophical Issues in Human Rights, Random House, Fall, 1985, Co-Authors/Editors P. Werhane, D. Ozar.


Refereed Articles

“Bad Leaders/Misleaders,” Business and Society Review. Summer 2012, 117:2, 143-154. (Co-authored with R.M. Green).

“The Importance of Humor in Teaching Philosophy”, Teaching Philosophy, 34:2, June 2011.

“Work”, (Reprint-Rewrite), Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, Third Edition, Volume Two, 2011/13

“Labor Without Love – Reflections on the The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work”, The Common Review, V.8, N.3, Winter 2010;

 “On Being a Generalist”, Business Ethics Quarterly, V.20, N.4., October 2010

"Liberal Education in an Interdependent World." Continuing Higher Education Review, Vol. 72, Fall 2008

Platonic Punch Lines: An Essay on Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar – Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes", The Common Review, Summer 2008 V. 7, N.1

“Malden Mills: When Being A Good Company Isn’t Good Enough,” Proceedings of The Good Company: Sixth International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, Pontifical University of St. Thomas (Angelicum), Rome (accessible via internet, October 5, 2006.

“Business, Ethics, and Leadership in a Post – Enron Era”, Leadership Studies, University of Maryland, 2005.

Book Chapters

“A Short Primer on Moral Courage”, in Moral Courage in Organizations: Doing the Right Thing at Work, M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 2011

“Golf and the Importance of Play”, Golf, Play and Philosophy, University Press of Kentucky 2010.

“The Efforts of Work on Moral Decision Making” in The Value of Time and Leisure in a World of Work, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2010

 “The Protestant Work Ethic,” Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Sage Publications, 2007.

“Work-Life Balance,” Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, Sage Publications, 2007.

“The Sopranos: Murderous Melodrama or Morality Play?”, The Philosophy of the Sopranos, R.V. Greene, Editor, Open Court Press, Spring 2004.

“What is Work?”, Blackwell Publishers Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics, P.H. Werhane, R.E. Freeman, editors, Blackwell, Fall 2004.

Presentation of Refereed Papers

“Business, Ethics, and Trust,” The Management Group of Chicago Illinois, July 8, 2012

“What We Bring to the Classroom: Lessons from Life,” DeVry University, June 22, 2012

“Work in our Lives,” Gettysburg College, April 2, 2012

“Work, Identity, and Self,” Illinois Career Counselors, March 16, 2012

“Bad Leaders/Misleaders,” Society of Business Ethics, February 16, 2012

“Teaching Business Ethics in Business Schools”, North Eastern Illinois University, November 21, 2011

“Leisure and Play”, Dominican College, November 17, 2011

“Ethics in the Law”, Louisville Bar Association, October 20-21, 2011

Belmont University, Distinguished Professor Series, September 27-28, 2011

“Humor and Teaching”, Lighthearted Philosophers’ Society, October 14-15, 2011

“Leadership In Troubled Times”, McHenry County Junior College, April 15, 2011

“Seeking The Truth of Things”, Loyola University Chicago Library, “Faculty Library Person of the Year”, March 31, 2011

Rockford College, Visiting Lecturer, February 10, 2011

“Leadership”, Family Business Institute, November 11, 2010

“Leadership and Work Life Balance”, Bellarmine University, October 21, 2010

Gini, Al, and A. Marcoux. (2006). "'Malden Mills: When Being A Good Company Isn't Good Enough,' Proceedings of The Good Company:." Sixth International Symposium on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, Rome, Italy.


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