Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance
Call for Abstracts
The Peter Loescher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance at the Technical University of Munich and the research group “Ethics of Digitization” organize an international conference on “Digitization and Business Ethics“. The conference will be held at the Technical University of Munich from 20 – 21 September 2018.
Digitization is changing all aspects of human life and has become a prominent topic across disciplines. Due to the complexity of the issues of digitization, they need to be addressed in a transdisciplinary way. This conference focuses specifically on questions of business ethics linked to digitization issues. Digitization is a major topic in economics and business management, political sciences, engineering, medicine and ethics. Business ethics needs to undertake a balanced assessment of the opportunities, risks and social norms in a world increasingly shaped by digital technologies.
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Lectures of Prof. Lütge in autumn 2017
28.9. Geneva, Switzerland (Invited Speaker at WTO Workshop on Modern Slavery): The Sustainable Development Goals and the Fight Against Modern Slavery
06.10. Munich, Germany Hanns-Seidel-Foundation, Symposium: "Soziale Marktwirtschaft – Ein Ordnungsmodell für die digitale Weltwirtschaft“
16.10. Singapore (Invited Keynote Speaker at Symposium „Beyond the Hype: The Impact of Industry 4.0 our Social and Political Landscape“ by DAAD and TUM Asia): Ethics and Innovation in Industry 4.0
17.10. Singapore (Invited Speaker at Symposium „Beyond the Hype: The Impact of Industry 4.0 our Social and Political Landscape“ by DAAD and TUM Asia): The New German Ethical Code for Autonomous Cars
30.10. Chiba University, Japan (Invited Speaker at Conference on Fairness): Fairness from a Business Ethics Perspective
31.10. Chiba University, Japan (Invited Lecture): An Ethics Code for Self-Driving Cars: The Case from Germany
16.11. Bielefeld, Germany Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Workshop: Incentives, costs and epistemic quality
20.11. Ottawa, Canada (Invited Speaker at Workshop by German Embassy): A New Ethics Code for Autonomous Cars: What Can it Achieve?
30.11. Hannover, Germany (Herrenhäuser Forum der VW-Stiftung): Ethische Aspekte von Industrie 4.0
Prof. Lütge will hold two lectures at the Chiba University in Japan. The planned schedule of the lecture tour is as follows:
30.10. Chiba University, Japan (Invited Speaker at Conference on Fairness): "Fairness from a Business Ethics Perspective" [Flyer]
31.10. Chiba University, Japan (Invited Lecture): "An Ethics Code for Self-Driving Cars: The Case from Germany" [Flyer]
Munich Lecture in Business Ethics 2017: Samuel Bowles
We are honored to announce that Prof. Samuel Bowles of the Santa Fe Institute will give a talk at this year's "7th Munich Lecture in Business Ethics".
The topic of his talk will be: "The Moral Economy: Why good incentives are no substitute for good citizens".
Date: November 09, 2017. Location: Vorhoelzer Forum (TUM main campus, Arcisstr. 21)
Flyer in PDF.
Prof. Lütge on competition control and class-action lawsuits againts car companies in ZDF
In the course of the debate on a diesel ban and the vicinity of politics and major car companis in Germany, Prof. Lütge advocates that class-action lawsuits are "a decent instrument" to promote innovation.
"Closing the mind to innovation means putting jobs at risk"
Dr. Julian Mueller receives the Roman Herzog Forschungspreis Soziale Marktwirtschaft
We congratulate our former Ph.D. student Dr. Julian Müller (now at Brown University) on receiving the Roman Herzog Forschungspreis Soziale Marktwirtschaft!
He received the first price for his dissertation on the subject "Polycentric Democracy. Making Use of Diversity".
You can find further information at: www.romanherzoginstitut.de/forschungspreis/preistraeger-und-preisverleihung/2017.html
Ethics Committee for Automated Driving presents its final report
The Ethics Committee for Automated Driving presented its final report on 20.06.2017. As a member of the Committee, Prof. Lütge contributed a (business-)ethical point of view on the subject.
You can find further Information on the following website (in German): www.bmvi.de/SharedDocs/DE/Pressemitteilungen/2017/084-dobrindt-bericht-der-ethik-kommission.html
The Munich Conference Series on Ethics in Innovation from June 26 to 27, 2017
This year's Munich Conference Series on Ethics in innovation was held from June 26 to June 27 at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. The conference's main subject was: "Innovation 4.0: Shaping a humane fourth industrial revolution". Guest included scientist, politicians and people from the civil society, such as Luciano Floridi, Jo Leinen and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The conference was organized by the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) in partnership with the European Patent Office, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and the Peter Löscher Chair for Business Ethics.
Visit by a delegation of the World Forum for Ethics in Business on May 3rd, 2017
On May 3rd, 2017 a delegation of the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) visited the chair.
For further information on the WFEB please visit http://wfeb.org/
Christoph Lütge; Matthias Uhl: Wirtschaftsethik (published Vahlen 2017)
Video: Vernon Smith at 6th Munich Lecture in Business Ethics
The video of the talk is online! Topic: "Adam Smith on Conduct and Rules: Trust Games; Emergence of Property" Follow me.
TUM School of Governance
Since January 1st 2017 the chair is a member of the faculty TUM School of Governance.
Pictures from the talk by Vernon Smith
Christoph Lütge and Christoph Strosetzki (ed.)
Zwischen Bescheidenheit und Risiko: Der Ehrbare Kaufmann im Fokus der Kulturen
Springer 2017: Link