Catastrophe Avoidance : Business Ethics

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BUSINESS ETHICS IMT-BS

PRESENTATION

The crisis of the Boeing 737-MAX has once again shown that ethical dilemmas refuse to go away. How could engineers’ managers let planes keep on flying after the Lion Air Crash? Ever since the ENRON crisis, it has been stressed out that business ethics are necessary. Still, mortgages were sold, when they shouldn’t have been, and more crisis ensued.

march 12&13th – Hugo Letiche – Business Ethics
march 14th – Jean François Chanlat

2 days

11 & 12 mars – Hugo Letiche
13 mars – Jean François Chanlat

  • Alumni members, IMT Starter, Staff: free for a maximum of 5 days 120 €/day beyond
  • Others 150 €/day

This course will introduce participants to the complexity of ethics (in fact from different perspectives one can draw different ethical conclusions). Concepts of utilitarianism, deontology, consequentialism and virtue ethics will be clarified. The emphasis will be on the application of ethical awareness to one’s professional field(s) of responsibility. The pedagogy will be interactive and process directed; the assumption is that ethics are contextual and interactive

Day ONE
Morning: Discussion on a complex case : Where is there an ethical problem? How would we deal with it and why ? (How the use of Scenarios help understanding ethics)
Afternoon: Illustration of basic concepts of business ethics (several examples). Has business ethics been a success ? Why ? Why not ? We will draw special attention to CSR and shareholders primacy.

Day TWO
Morning: Analisis of case material brought in by the participants. Where are the dilemmas and how do they relate to the theories ?
Afternoon: In subgroups, participants will analyze a relevant case, construct four possible scenarios & explore their (ethical) consequences. Presentation of the results & discuss

Bac + 3 years minimum – 5 years’ professional experience minimum – English B2

hugo letiche IMT-BS

Dr. Hugo Letiche

Hugo studied at The University of Chicago and did his Drs. in Conflict Psychology at Leiden University (NL). His PhD, a study in the role of ideology in higher education, was awarded by the Vrije Universiteit (Free University) Amsterdam.
He joined the University of Leicester’s School of Management in 2012. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, Osaka City University, and L’Université de Montpellier-2.
His research interests center on the humanization of organisation, focusing on the ethnography of complex (emergent) organisation(s) and the post-phenomenological interpretation of ‘organising’. 
Jean François Chanlat imt-bs

Pr. Jean-François Chanlat

Jean-François is a professor at Université Paris-Dauphine, he also collaborates with Cabinet RIST and TAO TANK’s Groupe Olympe. 

Internationally recognized as a specialist of Anthropology of Organizations and Intercultural Management, he was trained as a sociologist and anthropologist and graduated from HEC Montréal.

He co-holds the « Management, diversités et cohésion sociale » Chair and also is Management International’s associate editor.Writer of several books, he is frequently invited to lectures and seminars around the globe. Before joining Université Paris-Dauphine, he worked for 23 years as a professor at HEC Montréal.