Frontiers of Business Ethics

Laszlo Zsolnai edits a book series “Frontiers of Business Ethics” at Peter Lang Publishers in Oxford. The series is dedicated to alternative approaches that go beyond the literature of conventional business ethics and corporate social responsibility. It aims to promote a new ethical model for transforming business into humanistic, sustainable and peaceful forms. The series publishes monographs and edited volumes with fresh ideas and breakthrough conceptions relevant for scholars and practitioners alike.

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

Beyond Self: Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Economics

Laszlo Zsolnai: Beyond Self: Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Economics. Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2014. (This book may be available at Peter Lang) This book addresses ethical and spiritual issues in economics. The central idea advanced in the book is that the extreme focus on the self by economic actors leads to the destruction of both material and non-material values. The assumptions of self-interest in… Read More »Beyond Self: Ethical and Spiritual Dimensions of Economics

Responsible Economics: E.F. Schumacher and His Legacy for the 21st Century

Hendrik Opdebeeck (ed.) Responsible Economics: E.F. Schumacher and His Legacy for the 21st Century. Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. (This book may be available at: Peter Lang) The centenary of E.F. Schumacher’s birth (1911-1977) offered an urgent opportunity to revisit his work and life. Against the background of the crisis at the beginning of this century, reconsidering Schumacher’s Small is Beautiful or frugality paradigm makes clear that advances in responsible… Read More »Responsible Economics: E.F. Schumacher and His Legacy for the 21st Century

Co-Charismatic Leadership: Critical Perspectives on Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership

Simon Robinson and Jonathan Smith Co-Charismatic Leadership: Critical Perspectives on Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership. Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2013. (This book may be available at: Peter Lang) Current theories of leadership, spirituality and ethics are inadequate for the global, rapidly changing and complex environment in which leaders work today. Emerging from this book’s critical analysis comes a new theory of leadership: co-charismatic leadership. This does not mean leadership… Read More »Co-Charismatic Leadership: Critical Perspectives on Spirituality, Ethics and Leadership

The Relational Company: Responsibility, Sustainability, Citizenship

Josep M. Lozano The Relational Company: Responsibility, Sustainability, Citizenship. Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2010. (This book may be available at: Amazon) Recent years have seen a great debate and much progress in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Headway has been made in the development of the CSR agenda and the dissemination of management models. All these advances have been accompanied by an ideological debate that paradoxically always leads to… Read More »The Relational Company: Responsibility, Sustainability, Citizenship

The Collaborative Enterprise: Creating Values for a Sustainable World

Antonio Tencati & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): The Collaborative Enterprise: Creating Values for a Sustainable World. Peter Lang Academic Publishers, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2010. (This book may be available at Peter Lang) Competitive economics produces an enormous abundance of goods and services but at an intolerable environmental and social cost. Competition has become an end in itself, which leads to detrimental effects on nature, society and future generations. A… Read More »The Collaborative Enterprise: Creating Values for a Sustainable World

Rational, Ethical and Spiritual Perspectives on Leadership

Peter Pruzan Rational, Ethical and Spiritual Perspectives on Leadership. Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. (This book may be available at: Amazon) A primary motivation underlying the development of the book is to inspire leaders as well as teachers and students of leadership to integrate their hearts, minds and souls when making decisions, and to develop the awareness and conviction that wise and successful leadership is concerned not only with effectiveness… Read More »Rational, Ethical and Spiritual Perspectives on Leadership

Business, Globalization and the Common Good

Henri-Claude de Bettignies and François Lépineux (ed.) Business, Globalization and the Common Good. Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. (This book may be available at: Amazon) Globalization and information technology are driving the world into a new era. Is it the responsibility of business to pursue the common good – and more precisely, to participate in the construction of the global common good? This book brings together contributions from various disciplines,… Read More »Business, Globalization and the Common Good

Gifts, Corruption, Philanthropy: The Ambiguity of Gift Practices in Business

Peter Verhezen Gifts, Corruption, Philanthropy: The Ambiguity of Gift Practices in Business. Peter Lang, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2009. (This book may be available at: Amazon) In this socio-philosophical book, the author explains why gifts are not just moral expressions but function as binding social practices. The first part concerns the conceptual analysis of the logic of the gift whereas the second part focuses on practical expressions of gift practices in a… Read More »Gifts, Corruption, Philanthropy: The Ambiguity of Gift Practices in Business

Frugality: Rebalancing Material and Spiritual Values in Economic Life

Bouckaert, Luk, Opdebeeck, Hendrik & Zsolnai, Laszlo (Eds.): Frugality: Rebalancing Material and Spiritual Values in Economic Life . Peter Lang Publishing, Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Brussels, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2008. (This book may be available at Amazon)   The book examines frugality as an ideal and an ‘art de vivre’ which implies a low level of material consumption and a simple lifestyle, to open the mind for spiritual goods as inner freedom, social… Read More »Frugality: Rebalancing Material and Spiritual Values in Economic Life