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Rafik Beekun

Professor of Management, Ethics and Strategy


Current research projects

  • 2018 Upadhyay, Arun and Beekun, R. "CEO Compensation Structure, Deregulation and Use of Discretionary Accounts: Evidence from Banking Industry
  • 2018 Beekun, R., Busatlic, S and Ridic, O. Comparative Ethics in Bosnia-Herzegovina: A post Bosnian War analysis.
  • 2017 Islam and Applied Ethics. Co-edited book. Beekun, R., Ramadan, T. & Qadhi, Springer, Forthcoming in 2018.
  • 2017 Upadhyay, A., Beekun, R. & Westerman, J. CEO Ownership and Discretionary Investments. Paper to be submitted to the Strategic
    Management Journal.
  • 2017 Beekun, R. Virtue-centered Leadership. Book in process. International publisher already agreed to publish this book.
  • 2016 Mapping moral philosophies globally: A multi--cultural and economic perspective. Beekun, R., Westerman, J., Stedham, Y., and Yamamura, J. In process.
  • 2016 Islamic Business Ethics. This will be the second edition of my book. This book has sold out, and I am doing a complete and thorough revision.
  • 2016 Beekun, R., Stedham, Y. and Yamamura, J. Cultural Convergence and Ethical Behavior. In process. We already presented the research at an international conference.
  • 2015 Beekun, R., Fu, P., and Stedham, Y. A comparative study of business ethics: Hong Kong vs. Taiwan. Paper to be submitted to Journal of Management.

Selected research

Papers presented

  • Beekun, R. I. (Presenter & Author), Guo, J. (Author Only), Westerman, J. (Author Only), Society for Business Ethics Meeting, "Effects of Confucian Values and National Culture on Business Ethics in China: An Empirical Examination," Society for Business Ethics, Anaheim, CA, United States. (August 5, 2016).
  • Beekun, R. I. (Presenter & Author), Alayoglu, N. (Author Only), Ozturk, A. O. (Author Only), Babacan, M. (Author Only), Annual Meeting of The International Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines,"Gauging the Link Between Ethics and Spirituality in Turkish and American Institutions of Higher Education," Internal Academy of Business and Public Administration Disciplines, Novotel Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey. (July 29, 2016).
  • Beekun, R. I., 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, "Islamic Leadership: Linking Theory and Research with Practice," Academy of Management. (August 11, 2015).
  • Beekun, R. I., Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics, "Islam and Bribery," Society for Business Ethics. (August 2, 2014).
  • Beekun, R. I. (Presenter & Author), N. A. (Author Only), Ozturk, A. O. (Author Only), Babacan, M. (Author Only), International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference, "Gauging the ethicality of students in Turkish Institutions of higher education," International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement. (July 18, 2014).
  • Beekun, R. I. (Author Only), Alayoğlu, N. (Presenter & Author), Öztürk, A. O. (Presenter & Author), Babacan, M. (Presenter & Author), Educational Processes in the Light of Economics, Management and Governance, Istanbul Ticaret Universitesi. (September 8, 2013).
  • Beekun, R. I., "New Theoretical Perspectives in Business Ethics," Izmir University of Economics. (May 8, 2013).
  • Beekun, R. I., "The Importance of Business Ethics," Bursa Chamber of Commerce (BTSO). (March 13, 2013).
  • Hill, A. (Presenter & Author), Upadhyay, A. (Author Only), Beekun, R. I. (Author Only), Southern Management Association 2012 Annual Meeting, "Are Female and Ethnically Diverse CEOs Discriminated Against or do They Benefit from Their Rarity? An Empirical Examination," Southern Management Association. (October 30, 2012).
  • Beekun, R. I., Stedham, Y. E., Allied Academies Conference 2012 Presentation Date is Oct 10-12, 2012, "Business Ethics in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: Exploring the Role of Cultural Divergence," Academy for Studies in Business and Academy of Strategic Management. (October 12, 2012).
  • Beekun, R. I. (Presenter & Author), Practical Wisdom for Management from the Islamic Tradition, "How Islamic Business Ethics Can Rejuvenate Stakeholder Theory," European Academy of Business in Society. (November 18, 2011). 
  • Beekun, R. I. (Presenter & Author), Practical Wisdom for Management from the Islamic Tradition, "Muhammad as CEO," European Academy of Business in Society. (November 17, 2011).
  • Beekun, R. I., Northern Nevada Assessment Conference, "Assessment that works," Northern Nevada Assessment Planning Committee. (January 29, 2010).



  • Beekun, R. I. (2006). Strategic Planning and Implementation for Islamic Organizations. Herdon, VA: IIIT.
  • Beekun, R. I. (2004). Ýþ Ahlaký/ Business Ethics. Istanbul: IGIAD.
  • Beekun, R. I., Badawi, J. (1999). Leadership: An Islamic Perspective. VA: Amana publications.
  • Beekun, R. I. (1996). Islamic Business Ethics. Herdon: IIIT.


  • Ph.D., University of Texas, 1988
  • MBA,University of Texas, 1983
  • MA, Columbia University, New York, 1979
  • BA, Columbia University, New York, 1978