Weltethos Institut
Studium Lehrveranstaltungen Sommersemester 2014 Seminar: Case studies in business ethics: Humanistic business models in practice

Seminar: Humanistic business models

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Oliver Laasch; begleitend: Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmaier


Graduate and advanced undergraduate students in business and economics studies or students from other faculties with strong background in business and economics.

Sprache english
Rhythmus Blockseminar

27.05.2014  - 16-18 Uhr c.t.

10.07.2014  - 10:00-17:00 Uhr s.t.

11.07.2014  - 10:00-17:00 Uhr s.t.

12.07.2014  - 10:00-17:00 Uhr s.t.

Ort / Raum Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, Bushaltestelle „Stadtgraben”
Max. Teilnehmer 15

Ethical business often has been used as an umbrella term for the various ways, that business “do the right thing”, including timely topics, labeled as corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship. Humanistic management may be used to unify these perspectives. In this seminar we will thoroughly analyze the structures and practices underlying these labels with the goal to understand and develop humanistic business models and humane businesses.

In a first step, the concepts of humanistic management and business models will be introduced as analysis frameworks for the following case discussions. In a second step, four case studies of real business will be analyzed and discussed in depth. The cases provided should have been read by all students in advance and will be presented before the in-class discussion by small groups of 3-4 students. In a last step we will apply the particular insights from cases analyzed to synthesize a humanistic reference business model. In the term paper (Hausarbeit) students will be asked to analyze a business model of a real-life company (existing or start-up) and to conceptually re-design it so that it becomes a “better” business.

Voraussetzung  -

To register, please send an email including your name, student number and address to the Global Ethic Institute (lehre[at]weltethos-institut.org). Please also indicate your major concentration and how many semesters of study you have completed.

Leistungsnachweis Vortrag (Fallstudienpräsentation), Hausarbeit (10-15 Seiten)
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