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Beyond Profit (in Hungarian)

    Laszlo Zsolnai gave a lecture entitled “Beyond Profit” in the TEDx Danubia Conference on September 24, 2010 in Budapest. He argued that today’s mainstream business models cultivate self-interest and promote the „enrich yourself” mentality which is dangerous for society and counter-productive for business.    

    Happiness and the Economy: The Ideas of Buddhist Economics

      Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.): Happiness and the Economy: The Ideas of Buddhist Economics. Typotex, Budapest, 2010. (This book may be available at Typotex) This book published in Hungarian presents new insights of Buddhist ethics applied to economics and business. Buddhism suggests an approach to economic life, which is radically different from what mainstream Western economics offers. Buddhism promotes want negation and selfless service of others for achieving happiness, peace and permanence. These ideas might seem irrational… Read More »Happiness and the Economy: The Ideas of Buddhist Economics

      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

        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

          Ethical Prospects – Economy, Society and Environment

            Zsolnai, L., Boda, Zs. & Fekete, L. (Eds.): Ethical Prospects – Economy, Society and Environment. Springer, 2009. (This book may be available at Amazon) The presents and summarizes new perspectives and leading-edge results in ethics reflecting on interconnected economic, social and environmental issues. The yearbook reports on innovative practices and policy reforms and provides a forum for discussion about groundbreaking theories. The main function of the journal is to present ideas and initiatives that lead… Read More »Ethical Prospects – Economy, Society and Environment

            Responsible Decision Making

              Laszlo Zsolnai: Responsible Decision Making. Transactions Publishers, New Brunswick (U.S.A.) & London (U.K.), 2008. (This book may be available at Amazon) This book represents Zsolnai’s attempt to build a model for making ethical decisions both effectively and efficiently. Therefore, the model is much broader than a purely analytical framework. It must tell us how to act rather than limit us to reflection on actions already performed; it must combine decision and praxiological analysis of human… Read More »Responsible Decision Making

              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

                Europe-Asia Dialogue on Business Spirituality

                  Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.): Europe-Asia Dialogue on Business Spirituality. Garant, Antwerpen-Apeldoom, 2008. (This book may be available at European SPES Forum) Values, purposes and functions of European and Asian businesses is a topic of vital importance today. The book contains selected papers of the “Europe-Asia Dialogue on Business, Ethics & Spirituality” annual conference of the European SPES Forum held in 2006 in Budapest, Hungary. Scholars and practitioners from England, Norway, Sweden, and Hungary as well as… Read More »Europe-Asia Dialogue on Business Spirituality

                  Spirituality as a Public Good

                    Luk Bouckaert & Laszlo Zsolnai (Eds.): Spirituality as a Public Good. Garant, Antwerpen-Apeldoom, 2007. (This book may be available at European SPES Forum) The ongoing process of globalisation, deconstructing our familiar social identities and institutional settings, makes it necessary to find new and deeper sources of self-orientation and moral imagination. Formal rational ethics does not suffice. Ethics needs spirituality as a driver to find its inner purpose and meaning. Selected papers from the foundational meeting… Read More »Spirituality as a Public Good

                    Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics

                      Laszlo Zsolnai (Ed.): Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics. Peter Lang, Oxford – Bern – Berlin – Bruxelles – Frankfurt am Mailn – New York – Wien, 2006. (This book may be available at Amazon) The Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics is a product of 20 scholars and practitioners from Europe, America, Asia and Africa. Contributors represent a diversity of fields including organizational science, economics, systems theory, personality psychology, business ethics, finance, management, philosophy, political science,… Read More »Interdisciplinary Yearbook of Business Ethics