The IESE International Symposia on Ethics, Business and Society which take place every two years promote interdisciplinary discussion on some of the most vital ethical issues facing the business community today. They bring together leading academics from multiple disciplines and senior business executives. The aim is to exchange ideas and experiences, reflect on current ethical challenges, and give impetus to the deeper integration of ethics with economics and business.
The 2012 Symposium was based on the relevance of cultural diversity and the existence of different moral perceptions for questions in business ethics and cross-cultural management. In the age of globality where we have joined in one global marketplace this calls for research and management practices that provide impetus to a procedural understanding of universal business ethics that are respectful of and embrace diversity. You can take a look at the 2012 Symposium's brochure here.
Our intend during the 2012 Symposium was to present findings from our book series and we have focused on three of our publications: First Claus Dierksmeier presented on our procedural approach to humanistic management ethics based on the book Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality. This was followed by Michael Pirson elaborating on requisite changes in management education as we have outlined in Business Schools Under Fire. Last, Ernst von Kimakowitz presented the three stepped approach to humanistic management and some core findings from our publication Humanistic Management in Practice.
In addition Claus Dierksmeier presented a paper on the 16th century moral theologist Francisco de Vitoria entitled Human identity and otherness, Learning from Francisco de Vitoria. You can find this paper in the research paper section of our knowledge center or download it here.