An-Institut der Stiftung Weltethos
an der Universität Tübingen

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Management & Ethics: Intercultural Approaches and Challenges

DozentInDr. Alicia Hennig
VeranstaltungsartBlockseminar, Masterveranstaltung
Wochentag/UhrzeitSamstag, 21.05.22, 9.00-10.40 Uhr (Online)
Samstag, 04.06.22, 9.00-17.30 Uhr (Online)
Samstag, 25.06.22, 9.00-17.30 Uhr (Online)
Sonntag, 26.06.22, 9.00-14.30 Uhr (Online)
Ort         Das Blockseminar wird online durchgeführt.
Voraussetzungen/ Zielgruppe Masterstudierende
Leistungsnachweis/ Prüfungsform
Teilnahme, Referat, Hausarbeit  
3-6 ECTS
AnmeldungPer E-Mail – mit Angabe von Name, Matrikelnummer, Studienfach und Semesterzahl, Adresse, Geburtsort und -datum bei

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The final list of course participants (and if necessary a waiting list) will be announced only after the deadline. Participants will be registered on the basis of “first come, first serve”. Any questions during the registration period with regard to the status of your registration (accepted or not accepted) cannot be answered due to limited organisational capacities.
Anmeldefrist11. April 2022
Max. Teilnehmerzahl20


  • Schuman, M. 2020. Superpower Interrupted: The Chinese History of the World. Public Affairs.
  • Nisbett, R. 2004. The Geography of Thought: How Asians and Westerners Think Differently…and Why. Free Press.
  • Flanagan, O. 2019. The Geography of Morals: Varieties of Moral Possibility. Oxford University Press.
  • Haghirian, P. 2019. Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management. Routledge, New York



In the era of Globalization and the “Rise of Asia” it is vital to understand more about the differences but also commonalities between the ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ world. This seminar therefore investigates the differences between Europe and Asia with a specific focus on China and Japan. These two countries are important points of reference when it comes to Asian culture, as they to some extent share the same cultural basis. Yet, the influence of Confucianism and other Asian philosophies played out differently in each country with regard to politics, society and the economy. To better understand China and Japan in relation to Europe, four relevant areas will be investigated and discussed in this seminar. The starting point is each country’s history, which will then be related to the prevailing worldview, philosophy and ethics, as well as the respective economic and management system.  

This course requires regular and active participation. Frequent presentations and group discussions are aimed at deepening, expanding and reflecting the course material and provided texts. – This seminar can be credited for the core areas of modules 1 and 2 of the certificate „Weltethos in Unternehmen und Organisationen”.