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Chapter name: Humanistic Management Network Swiss Chapter

Contact name: Ernst von Kimakowitz

Background information: In 2007 the humanistic management movement was institutionalized by founding a charitable Swiss association in the Canton of St. Gallen in eastern Switzerland, beautifully nestled between lake Constance and the Alps.

The Swiss Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network works on the basis that a fundamental paradigm shift is needed in the way we define the purpose of business and its role in society. To this end the Swiss Chapter promotes the approach to humanistic management developed by the Humanistic Management Center that is based on the three pillars of 1) Respect for human dignity 2) Integration of ethical considerations in management decisions and 3) Engagement with stakeholders

More on this approach can be found under http://www.humanisticmanagement.org.

Chapter activities: The Swiss Chapter of the Humanistic Management Network is undertaking three types of activities.

· Supporting the humanistic management movement globally by empowering and facilitating chapter activities worldwide

· Organizing and participating in events that aim to promote the ideas of humanistic management

· Providing input on further developing the foundations of humanistic management

The Swiss Chapter runs and channels its own activities mainly through the Humanistic Management Center (www.humanisticmanagement.org), an independent think–tank, learning institution and advisory firm in the corporate responsibility and business ethics arena. 

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This interview with Ernst von Kimakowitz is featured in the Career Services magazine of the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, called Der KarrierePlaner. The Interview Conducted by Jan Thomas Otte (in German) looks at the role of business ethics in higher education.

This interview is looking at aspects of ethics in leadership. From pressures executives face in integrating ethical questions in management decisions to student led demand for adaptations in the business and economics curriculum this interview answers four questions in a very compact one page format.

The interview in the career magazine of the Goethe University Frankfurt is a reprint of an interview conducted by journalist Jan Thomas Otte for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Hochschulanzeiger. Jan also runs the online Magazine Karriere Einsichten.

You can view the interview here

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The HMC has gladly contributed an article on The Makings of Humanistic Management introducing our three stepped approach to Humanistic Management. In it you can find a brief summary of human dignity, integrative business ethics and stakeholder engagement as foundational pillars for a human centered management paradigm. It is on the basis of this approach that we formulate our advisory offers and, simultaneously, it guides our own work in the Humanistic Management Center

You can view download the article and view free subscription options here

For several years we have been collaborating during the annual study tour of Soka University students and faculty members to Europe. It is a great honor and a pleasure for Ernst von Kimakowitz, Director of the HMC to now follow the invitation by Professor Naoki Kuriyama, Dean of the Business School of Soka University, in Tokyo to give a semester long Lecture on Humanistic Management as visiting faculty to the university.

From April to July 2016 Dr. Ernst von Kimakowitz will give a lecture on Humanistic Management to business students at Soka University in Tokyo, Japan. We are very excited about this opportunity to deepen our relationship and learn with and from each other on how to advance the humanistic management agenda in both, research as well as practice.
You can view some links to Soka University here

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