Publications

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

Norwegian Course on Sustainable Value Creation

Between August 12 and November 12, 2021, members of the Business Ethics Center taught an online course on “Sustainable Value Creation” for the students of the Masters in Global Management Program of the University of Nord, Bodo, Norway. Faculty included Laszlo Zsolnai, Andras Ocsai, and Tamas Veress (Business Ethics Center), Jozsef Veress (Department of Information Systems, Corvinus University of Budapest), Janos Vargha (Danube Circle, Budapest), and Ove Jakobsen (Nord University). Course modules included the following:… Read More »Norwegian Course on Sustainable Value Creation

From Ethics to Spirituality

In his paper on “From ethics to spirituality: Laszlo Zsolnai on human motivations” (in Luk Bouckaert, Knut J. Ims, and Peter Rona (Eds.): Art, Spirituality and Economics. Liber Amicorum for Laszlo Zsolnai. Springer, 2018. pp. 83-95.) Zsolt Boda argues that an important part of Laszlo Zsolnai’s oeuvre focuses on the individual: the model of economic actor, human motivations in decision making, and the problem of the modern self. The paper will, first, present his intellectual journey… Read More »From Ethics to Spirituality

Lecturing On Frugal Consumption in Los Angeles

On November 19, 2021, Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture on “Spiritual Humanism – The Case for Frugal Consumption” in the “Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Governance” course of the Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, Los Angeles. In his lecture Zsolnai discussed the problems of the dominating overconsumption patterns of Western societies, namely welfare malaises, global inequality, and ecological overshot. He argued for frugal consumption that can be characterized as (i) mindful (as it serves… Read More »Lecturing On Frugal Consumption in Los Angeles

The Business of Happiness and Wellbeing

Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture in the “Happiness Talk Series” of Rekhi Centre for The Science of Happiness at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur on October 30, 2021. He introduced the Western (Aristotelian) and the Eastern (Buddhist) conceptions of happiness and discussed the contemporary approaches to wellbeing. He argued that the purpose of the firm should be redefined. Instead of maximizing profit, firms should maximize the wellbeing of all the stakeholders. He presented cases… Read More »The Business of Happiness and Wellbeing

Princeton Program on Humanities for Business

The Princeton University Faith and Work Initiative, the European SPES Institute – Leuven, and the Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest jointly organize a webinar series on Humanities for Business in 11–16 October 2021. The program presents the grand traditions of the Humanities as an untapped resource for business-world problems. In a time where the Humanities are viewed as in decline or in threat of collapse altogether, the webinars will enact and extend… Read More »Princeton Program on Humanities for Business

PhD Specialization in Ethics and Business Spirituality

In 2021 the Business Ethics Center will start a PhD Specialization in Business Ethics and Spirituality within the Doctoral School of Business and Management of the Corvinus University of Budapest. The PhD Specialization consists of two interrelated modules: Business Ethics & Ethical Business, and Religious Economic Thought & Spiritual Business Models. The Business Ethics & Ethical Business module covers issues like the Moral Economic Man, Ethics and the Theory of the Firm, Citizenship and Responsibility… Read More »PhD Specialization in Ethics and Business Spirituality

Webinar Series in Bombay, India

From January 15 – February 5, 2021 Paul Shrivastava (Penn State University), Eleanor O’Higgins (University College Dublin), Peter Pruzan (Coepnhagen Business School) and Laszlo Zsolnai conducted a webinar series on Ethics, Sustainability and Spirituality at the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research in Bombay, India. Webinar Series in Bombay, India

Courses on Sustainable Value Creation

In 2020 the Business Ethics Center developed and taught a variety of online courses for the Corvinus University of Budapest. Courses were executed in collaboration with high profile international faculty from the USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, France, Norway, and the United Arab Emirates. In May 11-15, 2020 an intensive course entitled “Value Creation for a Sustainable World” were taught for 150 students. Modules of the course included the following: Laszlo Zsolnai (Corvinus University of Budapest): Business in… Read More »Courses on Sustainable Value Creation