An-Institut der Stiftung Weltethos
an der Universität Tübingen

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Competences for responsible management: Practicing sustainability, responsibility, and ethics


Oliver Laasch (PhD) / Prof. Dr. Claus Dierksmeier



Blockseminar, Bachelorveranstaltung






Freitag, 15.06.18 10-17.30 Uhr c.t.

Samstag, 16.06.18 10-17.30 Uhr c.t.

Sonntag, 17.06.18 10-17.30 Uhr c.t.


Weltethos-Institut, Hintere Grabenstraße 26, 72070 Tübingen

Voraussetzungen/ Zielgruppe

Undergraduate students in business and economics studies or students from other faculties with strong background in business and economics.

Leistungsnachweis /Prüfungsform


Case study presentation + term paper (5-10 pages)

3-6 ECTS



To register, please send an email including your name, student number, address, birth date and place to the Global Ethic Institute Please also indicate your major concentration and how many semesters of study you have completed.


11. April 2018

Max. Teilnehmerzahl




Laasch, O., & Conaway, R. N. 82014). Principles of responsible management: Glocal sustainability,ethics.

Mason: Cengage.



To reach business sustainability, responsibility, and ethics (SRE) a necessary condition is to create a distinct set of managerial competences for SRE. This seminar aims to help students develop a basic set of such competences across the domains of Knowing, Thinking, Acting, Interacting, Being and Becoming.


The exercises will be centered on context of management and organizational behavior, including topics such as Managerial Roles (see Mintzberg, 1960), decision-making, individual and group dynamics, motivation and leadership, personality and organizational culture, innovation, change and learning, as well as institutional work and intrapreneurship.


We will first explore the basic principles and tools for managing business SRE, such as life-cycle assessment, stakeholder management, and various ethics management tools. Through a variety of learning techniques (e.g. stakeholder role-plays, drawing rich pictures of sustainability challenges, reflective exercises, constructive criticism, giving voice to values) we will then train a variety of responsible management competences.


The voluntary essay assignment will ask students to connect their respective scenario and role to relevant literature, to develop further potential applications and learnings for practice.