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Christopher Michaelson

Adjunct Professor

BSPA Christopher Michaelson Faculty PhotoChristopher Michaelson has taught in NYU Stern's Business and Society Program since 2005 as an Adjunct Professor of Business ethics. Professor Michaelson is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ethics and Business Law at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. For several years, he has combined academic positions with business practice as a risk management and corporate responsibility specialist with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he began his professional career in New York City. As a client advisor, Christopher has served major private sector multinationals as well as public sector and multilateral institutions on strategic and operational matters relating to ethics, risk, and sustainability. Prior to moving to Minneapolis in 2006, he was on the visiting faculty at Stern and at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Christopher’s academic research and teaching incorporate literature and film to explore work and values in a changing global economy. His recent publications include "Reading leaders' minds: In search of the canon of 21st century global capitalism" (Asian Journal of Business Ethics), "Revisiting the global business ethics question" (Business Ethics Quarterly), and "The importance of meaningful work" (MIT Sloan Management Review). He has served on the editorial boards of the 2007 Sage Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and the forthcoming Wiley Encyclopedia of Management - Business Ethics Volume. His Ph.D., in Philosophy, is from the University of Minnesota.