Norman Bishara

Norman Bishara

  • Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics
  • Faculty Director, Master of Management
Education
  • MPP University Of Michigan 2004
  • JD Cornell University 1999
  • BA Colgate University 1996

Contact Information

Phone
(734) 647-6823
Email
Room
R4322
Research

Scholarly Interests:  
human capital law and policy
corporate governance with a focus on corruption control

Teaching Areas:
BL 305:  Legal Environment of Business, BL 536/NRE 512:  Ethics of Corporate Management, BL 512: Foundations of Business Law, and BL 309:  Business Ethics and Accountability

Norman Bishara's research interests include the areas of corporate governance and corruption as a constraint on business activity, international legal reform and business ethics in the developing world with a focus on the Middle East, and covenants not to compete as an obstacle to employee mobility and knowledge transfer.  His academic field research includes a position as the principal researcher and project consultant with the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) in Beirut, an affiliate of Transparency International, where he coauthored the first Lebanese Code of Corporate Governance.  Professor Bishara's recent research is focused on corporate governance in the Middle East to circumvent a business ethics glass ceiling, the evolving role of the corporation, corruption as a human rights issue, corporate corruption in the executive suite, and noncompete agreement enforcement variations across the United States and the implications for highly skilled labor mobility, including CEO contracts.  
 
Professor Bishara is a staff editor in the American Business Law Journal and a recent past president of the Employment Law Section of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. He has also previously taught Business Enterprises at Michigan State University College of Law and worked with the United Nations Development Programme-RBEC.  While in private practice in New York State he represented a diverse group of corporate and individual clients in corporate, insurance, and commercial litigation matters.  He is a past chairperson of the Alumni Board of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a Social Enterprise Research Fellow with the William Davidson Institute.

Professor Bishara’s work has recently appeared in or is forthcoming in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, the American Business Law Journal, the NYU Journal of Law & Business, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, the Berkeley Journal of Employment & Labor Law, and the Journal of Business Ethics, as well as in compilation volumes on business law, human rights, and corruption topics. His professional recognitions include the ALSB Early Career Faculty Award, an Outstanding Proceedings Award, the Mauer Award for Best Submitted Ethics Paper and Distinguished Proceedings Paper Awards, as well as Holmes-Cardozo Award Competition finalist awards, from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

U.S. CEO Employment Agreements and Non-Competition Provisions: A Literature Survey

Authors
Thomas, R. and Bishara, N.
Published Date
2015

Source

Wolters Kluwer Publishers
Pages: 
30
Executive Directors? Remuneration in Comparative Corporate Perspective
Christoph Van der Elst

Contracts for Knowledge Protection Across a Global Workforce

Authors
Bishara, N.
Published Date
2015

Source

Edward Elgar Publishing
Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts
Oswald, L. & Pagnattaro, M.

Human Rights and a Corporation's Duty to Combat Corruption

Authors
Bishara, N. & Hess, D.
Published Date
09/2014

Source

Edward Elgar Publishing
Bridging the Gap Between Business and Human Rights
Bird, R., Cahoy, D. & Prenkert, J.

A Corporate Governance Perspective on the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship

Authors
Bishara, N. & Schipani, C.
Published Date
2015

Source

Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance
Volume: 
19
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
303
Authors
Norman D. Bishara, Randall S. Thomas & Kenneth Martin
Published Date
2015

Source

Vanderbilt Law Review
Volume: 
68
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-51

Linking Workplace Practices to Community Engagement and Peace: The Case for Employee Voice Practices

Authors
Milliken, F., Schipani, C., Bishara, N., & Prado, A.
Published Date
11/2015

Source

Academy of Management Perspectives
Volume: 
29
Issue: 
4
Pages: 
405-421
Authors
Norman Bishara, Elet Callahan & Terry Dworkin
Published Date
2014

Source

New York University Journal of Law and Business
Volume: 
10
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
37-114

Combating Corruption to Respect Human Rights: Understanding the Ethical Responsibilities of Corporations

Authors
Norman D. Bishara & David W. Hess
Published Date
07/2013

Source

Academy of Legal Studies in Business Proceedings, Maurer Best Ethics Paper Award
Volume: 
2013
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-13

The Evolution of Employee Restrictive Covenant Legislation.

Authors
Norman Bishara
Published Date
08/01/2012

Source

Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Outstanding Proceedings Paper Award
Volume: 
2012
Issue: 
00
Pages: 
00
Authors
Norman Bishara and Michelle Westermann-Behaylo
Published Date
2012

Source

American Business Law Journal
Volume: 
49
Issue: 
1
Pages: 
1-62
Authors
Norman Bishara and David Orozco
Published Date
2012

Source

Indiana Law Journal
Volume: 
87
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
979-1031
Authors
Norman Bishara
Published Date
2011

Source

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law
Volume: 
13
Issue: 
3
Pages: 
751
Authors
Norman Bishara
Published Date
2011

Source

American Business Law Journal
Volume: 
48
Issue: 
2
Pages: 
227-283

Strengthening the Ties that Bind: Preventing Corruption in the Executive Suite

Authors
Norman Bishara and Cindy Schipani
Published Date
2009

Source

Journal of Business Ethics
Volume: 
88
Issue: 
00
Pages: 
765
Ross Thought In Action
Professor Norm Bishara’s research on non-compete agreements cited by White House study.

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