Details for Soules College of Business
Type of Organization
Type of Education
Undergraduate, Post Graduate
Institution is part of
The University of Texas at Tyler
Tyler, Texas, United States
Sign Up Date to PRME
06 May 2016
Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission
Letter of Commitment (2016)
Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
The College of Business and Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler continues to emphasize social responsibility in its curriculum planning. Social responsibility has been one of the college's measured learning outcomes since 2010 and the college will continue to expand and strengthen student learning in this area. To more fully incorporate PRME principles into its programming, the college's Assurance of Learning committee plans to develop and deploy corporate responsibility modules in core courses beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
In order to contribute to academic research and knowledge development in the field of corporate responsibility and sustainability, The College of Business and Technology at The University of Texas at Tyler will:
1) Continue to encourage UTTyler faculty to conduct research in social responsibility and other related topic areas. Recent examples of scholarly publications by UTTyler faculty in this area include:
Cater, J. J., Collins, L. A., & Beal, B. D. . The changing paradigm of fair trade social entrepreneurship in the United States. Management Decision, forthcoming.
Beal, B. D., & Astakhova, M. . Management and income inequality: A review and conceptual framework. Journal of Business Ethics, published online (DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2762-6), forthcoming in print.
Cater, J. J., Collins, L. A., & Beal, B. D. . Ethics, faith, and profit: Exploring the motives of U.S. fair trade social entrepreneurs. Journal of Business Ethics, published online (DOI: 10.1007/s10551-015-2934-4), forthcoming in print.
Beal, B. D. & Neesham, C. 2016. Systemic corporate social responsibility: Micro-to-macro transitions, collective outcomes, and self-regulation. Social Responsibility Journal, 12(2): 209-227.
Beal, B. D. . Generating knowledge for sustainable development: The case against the corporate objective function. In R. R. Sharma, M. Csuri & K. Ogunyemi (Eds.), Managing for responsibility: A textbook for an alternative paradigm, forthcoming [Business Expert Press, PRME Book Collection].
2) Undertake an internal review of incentives for academic research and knowledge development in the social responsibility area at the department and college level in order to make sure that outlets for research in these areas are represented on the college’s internal journal list. Specifically, an effort will be made to encouraged faculty to publish in journals like these: Business & Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, Business Ethics: A European Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Socio-Economic Review, Business & Society Review, Social Responsibility Journal, and Theory, and Culture and Society (in addition to other similar journals).
3) Encourage faculty to develop pedagogical materials for teaching social responsibility. Past efforts by faculty have led to the development of a supplementary text on corporate social responsibility: Beal, B. D. 2014. Corporate social responsibility: Definition, core issues, and recent developments. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc. ISBN: 9781452291567; http://www.sagepub.com/books/Book241166.
4) Explore the possibility of sponsoring a regional conference on social responsibility that would include both academics and representatives from local and regional businesses.