László Zsolnai

Ecologies of Transdisciplinary Research

Paul Shrivastava, Laszlo Zsolnai, David Wasieleski, and Philippe Mairesse: “Ecologies of Transdisciplinary Research” Ground Works 2022 August  https://groundworks.io/journal/commentaries/9 In this paper the authors consider transdisciplinarity to be qualitatively different from interdisciplinarity or multidisciplinarity in several crucial ways. Transdisciplinary work takes its problems from the real world and not disciplinary gaps in knowledge or combining disciplines for innovative new understandings. Transdisciplinarity involves co-creation of integrated knowledge across disciplines with stakeholders to solve problems on the ground.… Read More »Ecologies of Transdisciplinary Research

Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management

Sanjoy Mukherjee and László Zsolnai (Eds.): Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management. The Legacy of S.K. Chakraborty (2022. Springer.) See: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-1158-3 The book presents novel insights into the applicability of Indian spirituality in today’s business and management. It introduces new models of ethical and spiritual management and leadership and facilitates the India–Europe dialog on globalization and economic development through the prism of Indian spirituality. This book brings together a collection of articles from eminent… Read More »Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management

Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management

The forthcoming book “Global Perspectives on Indian Spirituality and Management” edited by Sanjoy Mukherjee (Indian Institute of Management, Shillong) and Laszlo Zsolnai (Corvinus University of Budapest) was presented at the Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies. The main argument of the book is that rationality and spirituality are not necessarily antagonistics in business and economics. Business actors can rationally pursue objectives based on spiritual values and priorities. Zsolnai & Ócsai CIAS lecture 2022

Deep Ecology, Business Ethics and Personal Responsibility

Knut Johannessen Ims: Deep Ecology, Business Ethics and Personal Responsibility. Selected Papers (1988 – 2020). Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2022. (https://www.peterlang.com/document/1140614  ) How can businesses and business leaders help solve the big ethical, social and ecological challenges of today? Within this context this book offers theoretical and practical approaches to making the world a better place for existing and future generations. It uses diverse, multidimensional… Read More »Deep Ecology, Business Ethics and Personal Responsibility

Spirituality, religion and the functioning of the economy

Laszlo Zsolnai: “Spirituality, religion and the functioning of the economy” JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF SPIRITUALITY 2022. No. 1. This article describes the background to, and focus of, a new and extensive research program being undertaken at the Corvinus Institute for Advanced Studies of the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. Entitled the Economy and Religion Program, it aims to explore and study the multiple roles that religion and spirituality play in the functioning of the… Read More »Spirituality, religion and the functioning of the economy

Slow Life – Slow Business

The Ludwig Museum in Budapest and the Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest organized an online international workshop on “Slow Life – Slow Business” on March 18, 2022 15.00 – 17.30 (CET). It was part of the TRANS-GENERATIVES 2030 program of UNESCO Chair in Art and Science of Sustainable Development Goals at ICN Business School, Nancy. The workshop is based on and develop further the “SLOW LIFE. Radical Practices of the Everyday” exhibition… Read More »Slow Life – Slow Business

Wellbeing Oriented Organizations

I published a major paper on Wellbeing Oriented Organizations with Paul Shrivastava (Penn State University). We argue for connecting human flourishing with ecological regeneration and provide real world examples of innovative business and social organizations doing this. The paper is available online as open access publication at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/beer.12421

Art and Aesthetics in Sustainability Education

Sybille Persson, Paul Shrivastava and Laszlo Zsolnai: “Art and Aesthetics in Sustainability Education. Insights into Beautifying Management Education with François Jullien” RIPCO (Revue Internationale de Psychosociologie et de Gestion des Comportements Organisationnels) Vol XXVII, Issue 71, 2021 pp. 75-98. The paper questions the conceptual basis of art and aesthetics used in management education in order to foster sustainability education. Our specific approach is to open a dialogue with the Chinese conception of aesthetics, particularly focusing… Read More »Art and Aesthetics in Sustainability Education

Ethics and Spirituality

Laszlo Zsolnai: “Ethics and Spirituality” in Yochanan Altman, Judi Neal and Wolfgang Mayrhofer (Eds.): Workplace Spirituality. Making a Difference. 2022. De Gruyter. pp. 75-83. The paper discusses the relationship between ethics and spirituality in business and management context. It shows that business ethics lacks a deeper existential-spiritual foundation which causes inadequate and ineffective functioning of ethics in business and management. The paper argues for spiritual-based business ethics and presents some research tracks, namely Integral Ecology,… Read More »Ethics and Spirituality