Catherine Driscoll


Sobey School of Business
Management

Faculty Member Information

Biosketch

Cathy Driscoll received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior and marketing from Queen’s University in 1994. She is professor in the Department of Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research interests include business ethics, ethical leadership, management education, stakeholder management, and spiritual and religious values in ethical decision making. She has published articles in The Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, and The Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion. She is the current scholar-in-residence at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and serves on the Regional Council for Development and Peace – Caritas Canada.

Education

Ph.D., Management, Organizational Behaviour and Marketing, Queen’s University, 1994
M.B.A., Business Administration, Dalhousie University, 1989
B.A., Economics and Commerce (minors in Philosophy & Religion), St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 1985

Academic Work Experience

1993 - Present, Professor, Department of Management, St. Mary's University

Non-Academic Work Experience

1992 - 1993, Project Coordinator/Policy Advisor, National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

Honours

MBA Professor of the Year 2nd Year MBA Society - 2017
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs Scholar in Residence Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs - 2015
Overall Best Paper Award 2010 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference - 2010

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Long B, Driscoll Catherine. "The Discursive Textscape of Workplace Spirituality", Journal of Organizational Change Management (Spring - 2015)
Driscoll Catherine, McIsaac E. "Transforming the Classroom from “Me” to “We”: Promoting Learner Transformation and Self-Transcendence in Business Education", Journal of Transformative Education (Spring - 2015)
McKee M, Driscoll Catherine. "Transformation Leadership and Employee Well-Being: Insights from Leaders Participating in Training", The Workplace Review (Spring - 2015)
Driscoll Catherine, McKee M, Price S. "Community-Based Service-Learning: Serving Student and Community Engagement", The Workplace Review (Fall - 2014)
Ross J, Driscoll Catherine. "An Exploration of Information Sharing in the Canadian Anti-Money Laundering/Counter–Threat Financing Regime", The Workplace Review (Spring - 2013)
Bell E, Taylor S, Driscoll C. "Varieties of organizational soul: The ethics of belief in organizations", Organization 19:4 (Spring - 2012), 425-439
McKee M, Driscoll C, Kelloway K, Kelly E. "Workplace Spirituality and Individual Well-being: An Empirical Test", Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion (Spring - 2011), 237-252
Driscoll C, Wiebe E, Dyck B. "Nature is Prior to Us: Applying Catholic Social Thought and Anabaptist-Mennonite Theology to the Ethics of Stakeholder Prioritization for the Natural Environment", Journal of Religion and Business Ethics 3:1 (Spring - 2011), Article 3, 1-23
Tesfayohannes M, Driscoll Catherine. "Integrating Ethics into Entrepreneurship Education: An Exploratory Textbook Analysis", Journal of Entrepreneurship Education 13 (Spring - 2010), 85-106
Mullally M, Driscoll Catherine. "Stop Signs on the Wireless Highway or Rear-Ended by Rogers: What Can a Small Community Stakeholder Do?", The Workplace Review (Spring - 2010)
Lightstone K, Driscoll C. "Disclosing Elements of Disclosure: A Test of Legitimacy Theory and Company Ethics", Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 25:1 (Spring - 2008), 7-21
McKee M, Driscoll C. "Creating Stabilizers and Safety Nets for Successor Executives’ High-Wire Act", Nonprofit Management and Leadership 18:3 (Spring - 2008), 341-358
Long B, Driscoll C. "Codes of Ethics and the Pursuit of Organizational Legitimacy: Theoretical and Empirical Contributions", Journal of Business Ethics 77:2 (Spring - 2008), 173-189
Driscoll C, Wiebe E. "Technical Spirituality at Work: Jacques Ellul on Workplace Spirituality", Journal of Management Inquiry 16:4 (Spring - 2007), 333-348
Driscoll C, Starik M. "The Primordial Stakeholder: Advancing the Conceptual Consideration of Stakeholder Status for the Natural Environment", Journal of Business Ethics 49 (Spring - 2004), 55-73
Driscoll Catherine, Starik M. "The Primordial Stakeholder: Advancing the Conceptual Consideration of Stakeholder Status for the Natural Environment", Journal of Business Ethics 49:1 (Spring - 2004), 55-73

Presentation

Driscoll Catherine, McKee M, Price S. "The “Learning Service” of Service Learning", The International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference (Spring - 2015)
Driscoll Catherine, Price S, Nicholls J, McKee M. "An Assessment of Sustainability Integration and Communication in Canadian MBA Programs", The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference (Spring - 2015)
McKee M, Truong T, Thang M, Driscoll C. "Corporate Social Responsibility in Vietnam: Assessing the Impact of Financial Performance, CSR Formalization and Stakeholder Influence on CSR Practices and Organizational Outcomes", The 6th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility (Fall - 2014)
Driscoll Catherine, McKee M, Krimer A. "Promoting International Student Engagement and Responsible Business Practices through Community-Based Service-Learning (CBSL): A Panel Discussion", The Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2014)
Price S, Driscoll Catherine. "This Mighty River has Already Given Us Its Power: Natural Environment Stakeholders and Indigenous Spirituality", The 2014 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2014)
Driscoll Catherine. "Career and Life Planning", Sacred Heart School of Halifax (Winter - 2014)
Driscoll Catherine, McKee M, Price S. "CBSL: Serving Community and Student Engagement", The 2013 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2013)
Driscoll Catherine. "Plenary Speaker", The 5th Halifax Symposium of Ethics in Ophthalmology (Fall - 2013)
Driscoll Catherine. "Impact of The Media: Responsible marketing, responsible consumption, and healthy body image", Sacred Heart School of Halifax (Spring - 2013)
Driscoll Catherine, McKee Margaret. "Service Learning: Serving Student and Community Engagement", Saint Mary’s University Research Expo (Winter - 2013)
Driscoll Catherine. "Image of God and Responsibility: Women, Body Image, and the Media", Women’s CCO Group at Saint Mary’s University (Spring - 2013)
Driscoll Catherine. "Occupy Business Education: Critically Reflecting on Approaches to Ethics Integration in Business Education", The 2012 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2012)
Driscoll Catherine, McKee M. "Integrating Ethics and Entrepreneurship Education: An Assessment of Atlantic Canadian Business Schools and Business Programs", The 2012 Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (Spring - 2012)
Driscoll Catherine. "Religion and the Natural Environment as a Stakeholder", Sustainability Week Talk Good News on the Environment (Winter - 2012)
Hawker K, Driscoll Catherine, McKee M. "Communicating CSR: The Case of Atlantic Canadian SMEs", The 2011 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2011)
Napier S, Driscoll Catherine. "Kindness as a Confusing Concept: Exploring Corporate Leaders’ Attitudes on the Value of Kindness as a Value", The 2011 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2011)
Driscoll Catherine, Long B. "Spiritual Pollution in Corporate Chaplaincy: Intellectualization and Instrumentalization at Work in Spirituality in the Workplace", The 2011 International Association for Business & Society Annual Conference (Spring - 2011)
McKee M, Carroll W, Driscoll Catherine, Wagar Terry. "Sustaining Ethics in Organizations: An Investigation of the Relationship between Transformational Leadership and Ethics Training", The 18th Annual Business Ethics Conference (Spring - 2011)
Carroll W, McKee M, Driscoll Catherine, Wagar Terry. "Examining the Relationship between Transformational Leadership and the Adoption of Ethical Training Practices: Preliminary Evidence from Canada", The 2011 European Business Ethics Network Research Conference (Spring - 2011)
McKelvey H, Driscoll Catherine. "United Way’s Tobacco Dilemma", The 2010 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2010)
Carroll W, McKee M, Driscoll Catherine, Wagar T. "Examining the Business Ethics Training and Development Practices of Atlantic Canadian Organizations", The 2010 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2010)
Driscoll Catherine. "Ethics in Marketing and Advertising", Heart School of Halifax (Fall - 2010)
Driscoll C, Bell E. "Soulful Work or Soulwashing in the Workplace?: The Case of Tyson Foods and ASDA Supermarkets", Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting (Spring - 2007)
Driscoll Catherine, Wiebe E, Bruce B. "Nature is Prior to Us: Applying Catholic Social Thought to the Conceptual Consideration of Stakeholder Prioritization for the Natural Environment", The Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting (Spring - 2007)

Conference Proceedings

Driscoll Catherine, McKee M, Price S. "Community-based service-learning and community connectedness in a business ethics course", The 2015 Annual Conference of the International Association of Business and Society (2015 - 2015)
Driscoll C, McKee M, Carroll W. "Business Ethics Training and Development Practices of Small Firms, Ethics as a Practice: Fostering Moral Development in the Workplace Symposium", Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Conference (2014 - 2014)
McKee M, Carroll W, Driscoll Catherine, Wagar T. "Investing in Business Ethics Training and Support Systems as Strategic Human Resource Practice", Annual Meeting of the Society of Business Ethics (2012 - 2012)
Ross J, Driscoll Catherine. "An Exploration of Information Sharing in the Canadian Anti-Money Laundering/Counter–Threat Financing Regime", The 2012 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (2012 - 2012)
McKee M, Driscoll Catherine. "Transformation Leadership and Employee Well-Being: Insights from Leaders Participating in Training", The 2012 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (2012 - 2012)
McKee M, Carroll W, Driscoll Catherine, Wagar T. "Examining the Business Ethics Training & Development Practices of Canadian Organizations: Preliminary Evidence from Top Companies", The 2011 International Association for Business & Society Annual Conference (2011 - 2011)
Driscoll Catherine. "Responsible and Respectful Romance at Work: Some Additional Insights into Office Romance", The 2011 International Association for Business & Society Annual Conference (2011 - 2011)
Mullally M, Driscoll Catherine. "Stop Signs on the Wireless Highway or Rear-Ended by Rogers: What Can a Small Community Stakeholder Do?", 2010 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (2010 - 2010)

Service: Institutional Committees

Acting Chairperson, 2013/04 - 2014/04 (Acting Department Chair)
Corporate Social Responsibility, 2013/03 - 2013/03 (178)
Leadership Learning Outcomes, 2013/03 - 2013/03 (179)
Values Exploration Sub-committee, 2013/03 - 2013/03 (181)
Communications Learning Outcomes, 2013/03 - 2013/03 (176)
BComm Ethics, 2013/03 - 2013/03 (177)
Community and Environment Course, 2013/02 - 2013/02 (183)
Selection Committee Member, 2013/02 - 2013/02 (182)
MBA/MBA-CPA Coordinator, Nominating Committee, 2012/03 - 2013/03 (Coordinator)
Judges Briefing for Bob Shaw MBA Internal Case Competition, 2012/03 - 2012/03 (Judge at the case competition)
Faculty advisor, SMU Ethics Society, 2011/03 - 2012/03 (199)
Chair, Senate Academic Discipline Committee Hearing Panel (April, 2013; March. 2013; Nov. 2012), 2011/03 - 2012/03 (198)
Selection Committee for Departmental Positions, 2011/03 - 2011/03 (204)
Sustainability Week Organizing Committee, 2010/03 - 2011/03 (192)
MBA Council, 2010/03 - 2013/03 (194)
Senate Academic Discipline Committee, 2010/03 - 2012/03 (197)
Curriculum review Sub-committee, 2010/03 - 2011/03 (202)
Chair, Selection Committee, 2009/03 - 2009/03 (Chair)
Selection Committee for Departmental Positions, 2009/03 - 2009/03 (205)
Student Engagement Committee, 2008/03 - 2010/03 (195)
EMBA Council, 2007/03 - 2010/03 (193)
Academic Advisory Board Member, Centre for Spirituality and the Workplace, 2005/03 - 2011/03 (196)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Session Chair, International Association for Business & Society Annual Conference, International Association for Business & Society 2014/03 - 2014/03
Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs Research Committee, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs Research 2014/03 - 2014/03
Reviewer, Academy of Management Learning & Education 2013/03 - 2013/03
Academic Reviewer, International Association of Business and Society 2013/03 - 2014/03
Session Chair, Ethics and Social Issues Track, Atlantic Schools of Business 2013/03 - 2013/03
Reviewer, Annual Meeting for the Society of Business Ethics 2013, The Society of Business Ethics 2012/03 - 2012/03
Reviewer, Canadian Business and Society: Ethical Responsibilities (R. Sexty) 2012/03 - 2012/03
Co-Track Chair, Ethics & Social Issues, Atlantic Schools of Business 2012/03 - 2012/03
Reviewer, Organization & Environment 2012/02 - 2012/02
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Strategic Management Education 2011/03 - 2013/03
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Strategic Management Education 2011/03 - 2014/03
Co-Organizer, Business and Spirituality Workshop, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network Annual Conference on Corporate Governance and Leadership 2010/03 - 2010/03
Panel Participant, Scotiabank Stakeholder Engagement, Scotiabank 2010/03 - 2013/03
Reviewer, Canadian Business and Society: Ethical Responsibilities of Business (R. Sexty) 2010/03 - 2010/03
Reviewer, Journal of Business Ethics Education 2010/03 - 2010/03
Reviewer, Journal of Strategic Management Education 2010/03 - 2010/03
Panel Participant, Scotiabank Stakeholder , Scotiabank 2010/03 - 2010/03
Co-chair, Ethics & Social Issues, Atlantic Schools of Business 2010/03 - 2010/03
Chair, Better Business Bureau Business Ethics Awards Committee, Better Business Bureau 2010/03 - 2013/03
Co-Organizer, Values and Spirituality in Business Symposium, Canadian Business Ethics Research Network, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs 2010/01 - Present
Academic Reviewer, Atlantic Schools of Business 2009/03 - 2013/03
Presenter, The Business of Business Ethics Education, Department of Management Colloquium 2009/03 - 2009/03
BBBAP, Chair, Maritime Business Ethics Awards Committee 2009/03 - 2013/03
BBBAP, Chair, Maritime Business Ethics Awards Committee 2006/03 - 2006/03
BBBAP, Business Ethics Awards Committee Member 2003/03 - 2013/03
Academic Reviewer, Academy of Management Conference, Academy of Management 2002/03 - 2014/03
Board Member, Better Business Bureau of the Atlantic Provinces 2002/03 - 2013/03

Service: Community

Archdiocesan Council Member, Development and Peace 2015/01 - Present
Social Action Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas Canadian Martyrs Parish 2011/03 - 2012/03
Sunday School Teacher and Catechism Committee, St. Thomas Aquinas Canadian Martyrs Parish 2010/03 - 2014/03
Volunteer, Sacred Heart School of Halifax 2008/03 - 2014/03

Biography

<p>Cathy Driscoll received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior and marketing from Queen&rsquo;s University in 1994. She is professor in the Department of Management in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary&rsquo;s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research interests include business ethics, ethical leadership, management education, stakeholder management, and spiritual and religious values in ethical decision making. She has published articles in The Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society, and The Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion. She is the current scholar-in-residence at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and serves on the Regional Council for Development and Peace &ndash; Caritas Canada.</p>