Professor Jared Peifer’s research focuses on stakeholder responses to a firm’s social responsibility or irresponsibility. Most of his existing work in this area focuses on socially responsible investing. More broadly, his research focuses on the moral motivations of people as they engage in various economic activities, including charitable giving, environmental consumption, voluntary simplicity and the commercialization of scientific research. His work is published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Social Forces and Socio-Economic Review, among other journals.
Read more about Prof. Peifer’s research at his personal website.
Peifer, Jared L., & Newman, David T. Forthcoming. “Making the Business Case for Corporate Social Responsibility and Perceived Trustworthiness: A Cross Stakeholder Analysis. Business and Society Review.
Peifer, Jared L., Chugani, Sunaina C., & Roos, J. Micah. 2019. The Ethical Underpinnings of Non-Materialistic Values and Voluntary Simplicity Behavior in the United States. Psychology & Marketing.
Herzog, Patricia, Harris, Casey, Morimoto, Shauna, & Peifer, Jared L. 2019. Understanding the Social Science Effect: An Intervention in Life-Course Generosity. American Behavioral Scientist 63(14): 1885-1909.
Peifer, Jared L., David R. Johnson and Elaine Howard Ecklund. Forthcoming. “The Moral Limits of the Market: Science Commercialization and Religious Traditions.” Journal of Business Ethics.
Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Christopher Scheitle and Jared L Peifer. 2018. “The Religiosity of Academic Scientists in the United Kingdom: Assessing the Role of Discipline and Department Status.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57(4): 743-757.
Herzog, Patricia Snell, Daniel E. Harris and Jared L. Peifer. 2018. “Facilitating Moral Maturity: Integrating Developmental and Cultural Approaches.” Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion 15(5): 450-474.
Johnson, David R. and Jared L. Peifer. 2017. “How Public Confidence in Higher Education Varies by Social Context.” The Journal of Higher Education.
Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Jared L. Peifer, Virginia White and Esther Chan. 2017. “Moral Schemas and Intuition: How Religious People Evaluate Human Reproductive Genetic Technologies.” Sociological Forum
Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Christopher P. Scheitle, Jared L. Peifer and Daniel Bolger. 2017. “Examining Links Between Religion, Evolution Views, and Climate Change Skepticism.” Environment and Behavior.
Peifer, Jared L., Simranjit Khalsa and Elaine Howard Ecklund. 2016. “Political Conservatism, Religion, and Environmental Consumption in the United States.” Environmental Politics 25(4): 661-689.
Peifer, Jared L. 2015. “The Inter-Institutional Interface of Religion and Business” Business Ethics Quarterly 25(3): 363 – 391.
Peifer, Jared L., Elaine Howard Ecklund and Cara Fullerton. 2014. “How Evangelicals from Two Churches in the American Southwest Frame Their Relationship with the Environment” Review of Religious Research 56(3): 373-397. *Received media coverage in The Economist, February 22, 2014.
Peifer, Jared L. 2014. “Fund Loyalty Among Socially Responsible Investors: The Importance of the Economic and Ethical Domains” Journal of Business Ethics 121(4): 635-649.
Peifer, Jared L. 2014. “The Institutional Complexity of Religious Mutual Funds: Appreciating the Uniqueness of Societal Logics” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 41:339-368.
Peifer, Jared L. 2012. “Socially Responsible Investing and the Power to do Good: Whose Dollars are Being Heard?” Research in the Sociology of Work 23: 103-129.
Peifer, Jared L. 2011. “Morality in the Financial Market? A Look at Religiously Affiliated Mutual Funds in the USA” Socio-Economic Review 9(2): 235-259.