Stuart Bunderson


George & Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance

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Bunderson has taught at the University of Minnesota and at Brigham Young University. Before coming to Olin, he worked in organization and management development at PepsiCo, Inc., and studied change management at Allina Health System. Co-teaches class on values-based, data-driven ethics approach.

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Having a higher purpose promotes happiness, lowers stress, survey finds

Having a higher purpose promotes happiness, lowers stress, survey finds

Having a personal higher purpose promotes well-being, more happiness and even lower stress from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to findings from a new survey by two Washington University in St. Louis researchers from Olin Business School. Also, employees of organizations with higher-purpose statements are happier and prouder of their organizations than are employees at workplaces without a statement, the results show.
Corporate America endorses responsibility, values

Corporate America endorses responsibility, values

CEOs belonging to the Business Roundtable publicly committed to corporate responsibility to society as a whole, “a huge statement from one of the most influential groups in American business,” says a Washington University in St. Louis expert in values-based business.

Centers combine to hold Data for Good conference Oct. 5

Using a novel idea, as well as a rare union of separate centers within Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis’ Bauer Leadership Center and Center for Analytics and Business Insights together are holding a Data for Good conference Friday, Oct. 5, at Emerson Auditorium, Knight Hall, as part of the David R. Calhoun Lectureship series.
$5 million gift to fund new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at Olin Business School

$5 million gift to fund new George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at Olin Business School

With a $5 million commitment, Washington University in St. Louis has announced it will establish the George and Carol Bauer Leadership Center at the Olin Business School. The announcement came May 10, as George Bauer, an emeritus trustee and alumnus of the university, and his wife, Carol, delivered a keynote address about values-based leadership in Knight Hall on the Danforth Campus.

Washington People: Stuart Bunderson

Organizations often are thought of as machines, cogs and wheels turning to crank out products or ideas. “But ultimately organizations are made up of people, and people interact in different ways,” says Stuart Bunderson, PhD, the George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance at Olin Business School.

New business course to examine ‘defining moments’ of leadership, character

As another presidential election year gets under way, defining and determining what makes a great leader is on the minds of many voters and politicians. A new and innovative course at Olin Business School, “Defining Moments: Lessons in Leadership and Character from the Top,” examines this question by allowing students to interact with top leaders in the corporate world who exemplify both integrity and excellence.

Bunderson installed as Bauer Professor

Stuart Bunderson, PhD, of the Olin Business School gives a presentation of his scholarly work during his installation as the first George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance March 31 in the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center.

Teamwork: Where the weak help the strong

Group work is the name of the game in many companies. The thinking is that workers will learn more and help each other when they are put into groups composed of people with a variety of expertise. But does this always happen? Some recent research suggests that it may not … at least not always.