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Baltic Management Institute

    Baltic Management Institute published a summary of my paper on incentives and executive compensation, as part of its “BMI KNOWLEDGE” initiative. BMI KNOWLEDGE promotes the creation and sharing of intellectual capital among academic and business leaders by drawing attention to business research of practical value by faculty members in BMI’s international network of management educators. Baltic Management Institute

    Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation

      Jun Nishikawa, professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, published an insightful review on our book “Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation: A Buddhist Approach” in Journal of Global Buddhism. He uses examples from Japan and Bhutan to illustrate how Buddhist values are at work in economic and social life. Ethical Principles and Economic Transformation

      On Responsible Ledearship in Richmond, Virginia

        An interview has been published with Laszlo Zsolnai on the need for responsible leadership in business at The Jepson School of Leadership Studies, University of Richmond, Virginia, on April 17, 2013. Zsolnai is arguing that responsible leadership is badly needed in today’s business. Mainstream leadership practices are self-centered – both in the individual and collective sense. They produce largely negative impacts for nature, future generations and society. Responsibility requires that leaders consider all the relevant value… Read More »On Responsible Ledearship in Richmond, Virginia

        TransAtlantic Business Ethics

          In an article Hallvard Lyssand reports on the Seventh TransAtlantic Business Ethics Conference held on October 19-20, 2012 at the NHH – Horwegian School of Economics in Bergen, Norway. The TransAtlantic Business Ethics Conference series was initiated by Laszlo Zsolnai and George Brenkert (Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.)

          Why people avoid Spirituality

            Dutch sustainability pioneer and executive Jean-Paul Close wrote an essay entitled  “Why People Avoid Spirituality?” in which he reflects on our the “Spirituality and Sustainability” conference held in 21-23 September, 2012 in Visegrad, Hungary. He argues that the new paradigm of sustainable human progress exists and will grow there where true spirituality meets with purpose driven leadership and entrepreneurship.

            21st Century Spirituality

              In his article „21st Century Spirituality” (Resurgence 2008. March/April p. 68) Jonathon Porrit, Founder Director of Forum for the Future and Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission reviews our book “Spirituality as a Public Good” (edited by Luk Bouckaert and Laszlo Zsolnai, Garant, 2007).

              Business within Limits

                In Journal of Buddhist Ethics (Volume 15, 2008 pp. 1-9) Jason McLeod Monson analyses the book Business within Limits: Deep Ecology and Buddhist Economics (edited by Laszlo Zsolnai and Knut J. Ims, 2006, Oxford, Peter Lang Academic Publisher). Business within Limits

                Ethics in the Economy

                  In his article in Journal of Markets & Morality (2003. No. 2. pp. 693-695)  Richard F. Von Dohlen reviews our book “Ethics in the Economy: Handbook of Business Ethics” (edited by Laszlo Zsolnai, 2002, Oxford, Peter Lang Academic Publishers).

                  Business Responsibility for Future Generations

                    Laszlo Zsolnai gave a keynote presentation on Business Responsibility for Future Generations in the „New Economy, Old Traditions: Caring Entrepreneurship” international conference in September 4-6, 2017 in Tel Aviv University, Israel.He was arguing that future generations should be considered as a primodial stakeholder of business. This obligation should be reflected in the goals, priorities, policies, and impact assesment practices of business organizations. Improving the position of future generations enhances the future of the present generations… Read More »Business Responsibility for Future Generations

                    Economic Actors and the Ultimate Goal of the Economy

                      Laszlo Zsolnai gave a presentation on „Economic Actors and the Ultimate Goal of the Economy” at the Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford on July 7-8, 2017. He argued that mainstream economics employs a rather simplified picture of economic systems. Economic actors are grouped into three categories, namely individuals/households, firms, and the state. Among these actors only monetized transactions are considered. The ultimate goal of the economy is defined as maximization of individual… Read More »Economic Actors and the Ultimate Goal of the Economy