CEMS Projects

Sustainable Business Models

Laszlo Zsolnai was lecturing on  “New Business Models for Future Earth” in a kick-off seminar at the NHH Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen on March 14, 2017.  It was the start of a 2 year research program on Sustainable Business Models in which ESADE Business School Barcelona, Copenhagen Business School and Corvinus University collaborate with NHH. Sustainable Business Models  

Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise

Eleanor O’Higgins & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise. Palgrave-Macmillan, London, 2017. (This book may be available at Palgrave) The book collects and analyzes 11 exemplary cases of progressive business. Progressive business is understood as ecologically sustainable, future respecting and pro-social enterprise. The collected cases aim to show the best to be expected from business in the 21st century. The purpose of each case chapter is to delineate the business… Read More »Progressive Business Models: Creating Sustainable and Pro-social Enterprise

Ethical Challenges of Business in the New Economy

The CEMS Business Ethics Faculty Group organized a Blocked Seminar entitled “Ethical Challenges of Business in the New Economy” in September 1-7, 2013 in Balatonszemes, Hungary. The seminar was based on the recently published book by CEMS Business Ethics Faculty Group (Laszlo Zsolnai (ed): Handbook of Business Ethics. Oxford, Peter Lang, 2012). The course addressed behavioral, organizational and institutional issues related to doing business in an ethical and socially responsible way. Examples of alternative entrepreneurship will  be  presented… Read More »Ethical Challenges of Business in the New Economy

Redefining the Roles and Duties of Management

Laszlo Zsolnai, Sven Junghagen, and Antonio Tencati ‘Redefining the Roles and Duties of Management.’ Journal of Global Responsibility , 2012, vol.3, no. 1, pp. 121-133 The paper analyses the crisis of the business profession and the role that management education can play in renewing business management. It is argued that unless future managers demonstrate that they serve the common good in their daily practice, the legitimacy and moral standing of the business profession remain questionable. The paper presents the… Read More »Redefining the Roles and Duties of Management

CEMS PhD Workshop

A CEMS PhD workshop entitled “Sustainability and Responsibility in Business” was organized in May 20-21, 2011 at the  Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. The workshop introduced cutting-edge results and approaches in corporate sustainability and business ethics. Insights from behavioral sciences, positive psychology and ecological economics were applied to arrive at more a robust model of ethical and sustainable business. Working examples of progressive businesses were presented including organic agriculture, eco-gastronomy, ethical fashion and sustainable banking. … Read More »CEMS PhD Workshop

Blocked Seminar in Vienna

The CEMS Business Ethics Faculty Group taught a blocked seminar on The Future International Manager at Vienna University of Economics and Business on September 27 – October 1, 2010. The seminar was hosted by the Gender and Diversity Institute. The seminar was based on the the CEMS book “The Future International Manager” (Palgrave, 2009). Faculty included Laszlo Zsolnai (Corvinus University of Budapest), Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Mary Ann Danowitz (Vienna University of Economics and Business),… Read More »Blocked Seminar in Vienna

PhD Workshop in Behavioral Business Ethics

The Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest organized the “Behavioral Business Ethics” CEMS PhD Seminar in Budapest in March 20-22, 2009. There were 10 participants including PhD students from London School of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration – Bergen, and Corvinus University of Budapest. The seminar introduced cutting-edge results and approaches in business ethics. Behaviorial economics and moral psychology were applied to arrive at more robust models of business ethics. PhD… Read More »PhD Workshop in Behavioral Business Ethics

The Future International Manager: A Vision of the Roles and Duties of Management

Laszlo Zsolnai & Antonio Tencati (Eds.): The Future International Manager: A Vision of the Roles and Duties of Management . Palgrave, 2009. (This book may be available at Amazon) In the light of the current financial crisis the task of reinventing the management profession seems to be more relevant than even before. The book is a collaborative efforts of 18 professors of different CEMS universities to create a new professional profile for management. We believe… Read More »The Future International Manager: A Vision of the Roles and Duties of Management

Balaton Blocked Seminar

An innovative CEMS Block Seminar entitled “The Future International Manager” was conducted by the Business Ethics Center from August 31-September 6, 2008, in Balatonszemes at Lake Balaton in Hungary. The seminar presented a fresh look at the desired professional profile of future international managers in different aspects of business. It also provided the students with a new vision of the roles and duties of management in the context of globalization. Laszlo Zsolnai, from the Business… Read More »Balaton Blocked Seminar

Copenhagen Blocked Seminar

A CEMS Block Seminar in business ethics focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility was held from August 18-23, 2008, at Copenhagen Business School.  The host was Steen Vallentin (Copenhagen Business School). Faculty included Aloy Soppe and  Nel Hofstra (Erasmus University of Rotterdam) and Laszlo Zsolnai from the Business Ethics Center. Laszlo Zsolnai lectured on the Costs and Benefits of Socially Responsible Business.