An-Institut der Stiftung Weltethos
an der Universität Tübingen

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Case Studies: Humanistic Management in Practice


Dr. Ernst von Kimakowitz /
Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier



Blockseminar, Masterveranstaltung






Vorbesprechungstermin: Mi. 18.10.17, 14-16 Uhr s.t.

Fr. 01.12.17, 10-17 Uhr s.t.

Sa. 02.12.17, 10-17 Uhr s.t.

Fr. 26.01.18, 10-17 Uhr s.t.

Sa. 27.01.18, 10-17 Uhr s.t.


Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen

Voraussetzungen/ Zielgruppe

Students at Master level studying Economics, Business or related subjects or other social sciences with an interest in business. Participants should have a keen interest in reflecting on the purpose of business as well as a high level of English language skills.

Leistungsnachweis /Prüfungsform


Presentation, facilitation of discussion, short paper

up to 6 ECTS



To register, please send an email including your name, birthdate, birthplace, student number and address to Ernst von Kimakowitz Please also indicate your major concentration (also Bachelor/Master) and how many semesters of study you have completed.


02. November 2017

Max. Teilnehmerzahl



The literature will be determined with the individual teams. For an initial orientation, course participants are advised to read:

Humanistic Management in Practice, von Kimakowitz, E., Spitzeck, H., Pirson, M., Dierksmeier, C., Amann, W. (Eds.) (2011). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan

Banking with Integrity – The Winners of the Financial Crisis, edited by Heiko Spitzeck (lead editor), Michael Pirson, Claus Dierksmeier, Wolfgang Amann. London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2012


This course is focused on researching, analyzing and presenting business organizations that adhere to Humanistic Management principles.

Following the kick-off session, participants will work in teams on individual case examples of businesses, that represent best practices in implementing Humanistic Management principles or aspects thereof.

The learning objective of this highly interactive course is twofold. First, this course will provide the participants with foundational knowledge on Humanistic Management as well as insights into practical implications for businesses. Second, this course will enhance the reflective capacity of its participants promoting responsible leadership skills.