University of Tilburg
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Economics
Johan Graafland has been full professor in Economics, Business and Ethics at Tilburg University since 2000. He is an economist and theologian who specializes in the philosophy of economics, economic ethics, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and the religion and economics debate. He has published widely in these areas in many international journals, including:

  • Business & Society
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Business Ethics: A European Review
  • Journal of Corporate Citizenship
  • Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik
  • Journal of Public Economics

He has written two volumes on markets and ethics:

During 2010-2013 he conducted a major research project into Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe on behalf of the European Union, in which 13,500 companies from 12 European countries provided data for a large survey developed by prof. Graafland. Recently, Graafland has written several articles on Calvin, economics and the credit crisis, on Aristotle’s and Adam Smith’s virtue ethics in relation to markets, and on MacIntyre’s virtue ethics and professional ethics in the financial sector. Prof. Graafland is currently editor of the section on Adam Smith in the Handbook on Virtue Ethics in Business and Management (to be published in 2015 by Springer). In 2014 Graafland published an article on the relationship between economic freedom, trust, GPD and happiness in the Journal of Happiness Studies.

Sub-Project(s) in the Good Markets Project

Selection of Publications

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When Does Economic Freedom Promote Well Being? On the Moderating Role of Long-Term Orientation

Graafland, Johan

When Does Economic Freedom Promote Well Being? On the Moderating Role of Long-Term Orientation Journal Article

Social Indicators Research, 2019, ISSN: 1573-0921.

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Contingencies in the relationship between economic freedom and human development: the role of generalized trust

Graafland, Johan

Contingencies in the relationship between economic freedom and human development: the role of generalized trust Journal Article

Journal of Institutional Economics, pp. 1–16, 2019.

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Economic Freedom, Internal Motivation, and Corporate Environmental Responsibility of SMEs

Graafland, Johan; Gerlagh, Reyer

Economic Freedom, Internal Motivation, and Corporate Environmental Responsibility of SMEs Journal Article

Environmental and Resource Economics, 74 (3), pp. 1101–1123, 2019, ISSN: 1573-1502.

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Technological Competition, Innovation Motive and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from Top Managers of European SMEs

Graafland, Johan; Noorderhaven, Niels

Technological Competition, Innovation Motive and Corporate Social Responsibility: Evidence from Top Managers of European SMEs Journal Article

De Economist, 2019, ISSN: 1572-9982.

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Government regulation, business leaders’ motivations and environmental performance of SMEs

Graafland, Johan; Bovenberg, Lans

Government regulation, business leaders’ motivations and environmental performance of SMEs Journal Article

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2019.

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Income Inequality, Life Satisfaction Inequality and Trust: A Cross Country Panel Analysis

Graafland, Johan; Lous, Bjorn

Income Inequality, Life Satisfaction Inequality and Trust: A Cross Country Panel Analysis Journal Article

Journal of Happiness Studies, 20 (6), pp. 1717–1737, 2019, ISSN: 1573-7780.

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Is Relational Thinking Wishful Thinking?

Graafland, Johan

Is Relational Thinking Wishful Thinking? Book Chapter

van Beuningen, Cor; Buitendijk, Kees (Ed.): Finance and the common good, pp. 114-121, Amsterdam University Press, 2019, ISBN: 9789463727914.

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Competition in technology and innovation, motivation crowding, and environmental policy

Graafland, Johan

Competition in technology and innovation, motivation crowding, and environmental policy Journal Article

Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 2019.

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Marktwerking, eigenbelang en … deugden; Adam Smith en recent onderzoek

Graafland, Johan

Marktwerking, eigenbelang en … deugden; Adam Smith en recent onderzoek Journal Article

Radix (tijdschrift over geloof en wetenschap), 45 (1 (april 2019)), pp. 31-43, 2019.

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Economic freedom and corporate environmental responsibility: The role of small government and freedom from government regulation

Graafland, Johan

Economic freedom and corporate environmental responsibility: The role of small government and freedom from government regulation Journal Article

Journal of Cleaner Production, 218 , pp. 250 - 258, 2019, ISSN: 0959-6526.

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