It is with great pleasure that Monarch Business School Switzerland announces that Dr. Morgan Clevenger, a Post-Doctoral Candidate at Monarch, has been named a finalist for Best Book Award in the Social Issues in Management Division at the Academy of Management. The book stems from his dissertation work as a PhD Candidate at the University of Missouri. The book is entitled: “Corporate Citizenship and Higher Education: Behavior, Engagement and Ethics” published by Palgrave MacMillan, 2019. Monarch is very proud of his achievement and we wish him further success in his academic career as he completes the Post-Doctoral program at Monarch.
A finalist for the 2020 SIM Best Book Award, this book examines corporate citizenship through the inter-organizational relationships between a public American doctoral research university and six of its corporate partners. The author discusses why US corporations engage as corporate citizens in relationships with higher education institutions and gauges the ethical concerns that may arise from such relationships. As governments continue to cut funding, support from individuals and corporations becomes continually more important. This research contributes to the corporate citizenship literature by providing a broad, holistic discussion to understand the range of motives and ROI expectations of corporate engagement in the American society as evidenced by inter-organizational relationships with higher education. This book is useful to provide both researchers and practitioners in corporations and higher education with insights to better design and manage inter-organizational relationships.
Dr. Morgan Clevenger is a Professor of Management and Post-Doctoral Fellow in Corporate Social Responsibility & Global Business Ethics. He holds a Doctor of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Missouri, USA. He also holds an MBA (Magna Cum Laude) from the John Chambers College of Business & Economics from West Virginia University, Morgantown where he also completed a Bachelor of Science in Journalism at the Reed College of Media. Dr. Clevenger is a previously tenured Associate Professor at the Sidhu School of Business & Leadership at Wilkes University, Pennsylvania. In the past, he has held the positions of Regional Vice President USA Programs Department for Students In Free Enterpise (SIFE) world headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Clevenger has been the recipient of the Interdisciplinary Teaching Award at Wilkes University and a Fullbright Finalist for 2018. In 2016, he won the CASE Award for Outstanding Research in Integrated Educational Advancement. Dr. Clevenger has many academic journal articles and presentations to his name. He is a member of the Academy of Management, The American Association of University Professors, The Association for the Study of Higher Education amongst others.