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 frames of reference and illustrates them with real-life cases to show positive solutions.

The author’s broad professional background and humanistic worldview are reflected in his application of psychological and virtue-oriented theories and philosophical approaches. Some of the articles have an essay format, others share his experiences and experiments in his ethics classes using roleplays to cultivate empathic and prudent ethical behaviour.

A primary motivation of the book is to inspire leaders as well as teachers and students of leadership and business by enriching their worldviews to see ethics as a fundamental aspect at all levels of economic activity.