In the current issue of the DNWE online magazine "forum wirtschaftsethik", Claus Dierksmeier cautions that the existence or absence of external regulations only provides part of the picture of our ability to act and make economic decisions. The other part is defined by personal motivations and certain preconditions for moral action, such as values and ideals. They too serve as motivators of economic action. They too should hence be part and parcel of management education.
Dierksmeier demands, in short, that universities adopt and integrate a both more idealistic and realistic view of humankind into their curricula so as to enable their students a greater spectrum of possibilities and alternatives in their economic behavior and decision-making - a greater degree of freedom and responsibility in business.