spirituality

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

Annual Report 2021

The Annual Report 2021 summarizes the main projects and activities of the Busness Ethics Center of Corvinus University of Budapest. BEC-Newsletter-2021-

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

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

Post-Materialistic Business: Spiritual Value-Orientation in Renewing Management

Laszlo Zsolnai Post-Materialistic Business: Spiritual Value-Orientation in Renewing Management. Palgrave, 2015. (This book may be available at Palgrave ) The book presents a spiritual-based approach to business and management. It uses pluralistic view of spirituality and provides a number of inspiring cases of alternative organizations which go beyond the materialistic mindset of business and serve the common good of society, nature, and future generations. The cases cover different spiritual traditions (Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Anthroposophy, and Buddhism), different… Read More »Post-Materialistic Business: Spiritual Value-Orientation in Renewing Management