In this context the Martin Institute hosts a series of Globalization lectures in partnership with the College Honors Program, Campus Ministry, and the Cornerstone Program Lab. The Globalization program of the Martin Institute at Stonehill College investigates into how the processes of modern globalization affect the political, economic, legal, and cultural structures of nations and societies.
Following the invitation of Claus Dierksmeier, distinguished professor of globalization ethics at Stonehill College and the Humanistic Management Center's Academic Director, Ernst von Kimakowitz gave a public lecture in February 2011, presenting an introduction into stakeholder theory and stakeholder dialogue. His works in this area are grounded in a clear perspective that a dialogical exchange with stakeholders is a moral duty business organizations have that goes beyond the business case driven rationality often deployed to rationalize stakeholder engagements within corporations. This rationality is however not only hard to defend on moral grounds but it also accounts for a large amount of failures in dialogical engagements. Thus fruitful stakeholder dialogue depends on the managerial insight that only a well-understood conception of public legitimacy embedded in dialogical stakeholder engagement can result in a robust public license to operate which in turn is in high demand from executives around the globe.
Please take a look at the lecture presentation to find out more about the foundations of fruitful stakeholder dialogue.