Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

Faculty and Staff

Abraham Singer

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Office #: Schreiber 514

Phone: 312.915.6877

E-mail:

About

Professor Singer’s teaching and research lies at the intersection of business ethics and political theory. In his teaching, Singer aims to challenge students by exposing them to the grander and more abstract ideas and theories that inform the business world they are entering, and the sorts of moral dilemmas they will find themselves facing.

In his research, Singer’s work critically appraises the commercial activity and economic institutions we take for granted by considering them in light of our background socio-political institutions and the underlying moral commitments they imply. His most recent research has focused on the internal governance of corporations and its relationship to social justice. This research has been published in leading business ethics and political science journals, as well as a forthcoming book from Oxford University Press.

Professor Singer has also begun new research projects on the relationship between business ethics and democratic theory; the nature of structural racism in America and the moral duties it imposes on individual, corporate, and governmental actors; and the ethics of organized labor.

Degrees

  • PhD, Political Science, University of Toronto, 2016
  • MA, Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2010
  • BA, Political Science and English, University of Toronto, 2007

Research Interests

  • Business Ethics
  • Normative Political Theory
  • Theories of the Firm
  • Democratic Theory
  • History of Political Thought
  • Race and Justice

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Society of Business Ethics
  • Association for Political Theory
  • American Political Science Association
  • Canadian Business Ethics Research Network

Courses Taught

  • MGMT 341: Business Ethics

Selected Publications

Book
A Singer. 2018. The Form of the Firm: A Political Theory of the Corporation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
 
Refereed Journal Articles
A Singer. “The Corporation’s Governmental Provenance and its Significance” Economics & Philosophy, Forthcoming.
A Singer (w/ Amit Ron). “Models of Corporate Democracy: A Transnational Approach.” Global Constitutionalism, Forthcoming.
A Singer. 2018. “The Political Nature of the Firm and the Cost of Norms.” Journal of Politics 80 3: 831-844
A Singer. 2018. “Gaus’s Choice: The Open Society as an Ideal.” Research & Politics January-March: 1-6.
A Singer. 2018. “Justice Failures: Efficiency, Equality, and the Corporation.” Journal of Business Ethics. 149 (1): 97-115.
A Singer (w/ K Banerjee). 2018. “Race and the Meso-Level Sources of Domination.” Political Research Quarterly 71(1): 215 - 227
A Singer. 2017 “The Corporation as a Relational Entity.” Polity 49 (3), 328-351.
A Singer (w/ C Sabadoz). 2017 “Talk Ain’t Cheap: Political CSR and the Limits of Deliberation” Business Ethics Quarterly 27 (2): 183-211
A Singer. 2015. “There is No Rawlsian Theory of Corporate Governance.”
Business Ethics Quarterly. 25(1): 65-92.
A Singer. 2013.  “What is the best way to argue against the profit-maximization
principle?” Business Ethics Journal Review 1(12): 76-81.
 
Book Reviews, Replies, Misc.
A Singer. 2018. “Review of Firms as Political Entities by Isabelle Ferreras” Perspectives on Politics 16(3): 832-834.
A Singer. 2018. “Rawls well that ends well: A reply to Welsh and Ly.” Business Ethics Journal Review 3(6) 11-17.
A Singer. 2017. “Review of Private Government by Elizabeth Anderson.” LSE Review of Books, December 4, 2017.
A Singer. 2017. “Review of The Tyranny of the Ideal by Gerald Gaus.” Business Ethics Quarterly 27 (3): 466-469.