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Prof Ron Beadle


Department: Newcastle Business School

Ron Beadle Nbs Staff ProfileProfessor Ron Beadle is a Professor of Organization and Business Ethics. He has been widely published in the field of virtue ethics in business and regularly invited to lecture in universities across the UK and internationally. The main focus of Ron's empirical work is the travelling circus. In addition to ethics Ron has taught and published across a wide range of subjects including HRM, organization theory / behaviour and reward management. Ron is an experienced Doctoral Supervisor and is keen to discuss research proposals involving ethics in business and organizations.

Beyond the University Ron has been a local Councillor in Gateshead since 1996 and is a regular columnist for 'The Journal' newspaper.  

Virtue Ethics, Organizations, Circus.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to the Circus by Gillian Arrighi and Jim Davis, Beadle, R. 1 May 2022, In: Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
  • Trade Unions and the 2016 UK European Union Referendum, Fitzgerald, I., Beadle, R., Rowan, K. 1 Feb 2022, In: Economic and Industrial Democracy
  • ‘Whose Call?’ The Conflict Between Tradition-Based and Expressivist Accounts of Calling, Wightman, S., Potts, G., Beadle, R. 21 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Can Finance Be a Virtuous Practice? A MacIntyrean Account, Rocchi, M., Ferrero, I., Beadle, R. 1 Jan 2021, In: Business Ethics Quarterly
  • Corporate philanthropy as a context for moral agency, a MacIntyrean enquiry, Nicholson, H., Beadle, R., Slack, R. 1 Dec 2020, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • Local virtues The case of the circus, Beadle, R., Robson, A. 5 Nov 2020, Virtues and Virtue Education in Theory and Practice, Taylor & Francis
  • Institutions and moral agency: the case of Scottish Banking, Robson, A., Beadle, R. 1 Oct 2019, In: Journal of Institutional Economics
  • Work, Meaning and Virtue, Beadle, R. 15 Jan 2019, Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work, Oxford University Press
  • MacIntyre on virtue and organization, Beadle, R., Moore, G. 15 Mar 2018, Virtue Ethics, Abingdon & New York, Taylor & Francis
  • On Running Away to the Circus, Beadle, R. Jun 2018, In: Politics & Poetics

  • Helen Nicholson Corporate Philanthropy: The Decision Making Process and Employee Involvement. A Single-Case Study The John Lewis Partnership Start Date: 01/08/2012 End Date: 31/01/2015
  • Pamela Croney Undergraduate Student Expectations of Role Requirements and Pedagogic Relationships in a Business School: A Psychological Contract Approach Start Date: 01/10/2012 End Date: 26/05/2016
  • Saidat Ajao The Question of African Leadership: Leadership Styles and International Development. A Case Study of Nigeria Start Date: 14/02/2013 End Date: 01/08/2013
  • Angus Robson Leader Narratives in Scottish Banking: An Aristotelian Approach Start Date: 26/09/2011 End Date: 24/07/2014
  • Caitlin Hudson A Contemporary Focus on a Traditional Aristotle Theory Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 30/06/2021
  • Beth Picton An Examination of Accounting Ethics Education in University Undergraduate Accounting Programmes in the UK and Ireland Start Date: 06/10/2014
  • KATHARINE DAVIES Start Date: 01/03/2016
  • KATHARINE DAVIES Start Date: 01/03/2016

  • Management PhD October 30 2008
  • Industrial Relations MSc November 15 1989
  • Politics BSc (Hons) August 01 1987
  • Chartered Fellow (FCIPD) Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) 2014

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