The Responsibility of Scientists

Laszlo Zsolnai ‘The Responsibility of Scientists.’ Magyar Tudomány, 2001, vol.182, no. 3, pp. 425-427

This Hungarian essay discusses the prospective (future oriented) responsibility of scientists related to the various stakeholders affected by the application of their scientific results. It uses negative examples from business and management sciences including the agency theory and shareholder value maximization theory. It suggests the scientists should avoid focusing on wrongly defined problems and should take ethical criteria seriously.

The Responsibility of Scientists