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Ethical Challenges in Strategic Management: The 19th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society

  • Joan Fontrodona
  • Joan Enric Ricart
  • Pascual Berrone
Editorial Essay
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Abstract

This paper is the Introduction to the Special Issue comprising a selection of papers submitted to the 19th IESE International Symposium on Ethics, Business and Society. The main topic of the Symposium was “Ethical Challenges in Strategic Management.” The paper presents the rationale and context of the Symposium. We begin with a brief historical overview of the evolution of the relationship between ethics and strategy. We propose four pillars that are at the core of a definition of strategy and elaborate on how ethics can contribute to strategy. We present the six papers that make up this selection within the framework of the four aspects introduced in the previous section. We conclude with some proposals for further research that consider the content of the papers.

Keywords

Business ethics Strategy Business models Sustainability Leadership Organizational design Stakeholders Corporate social responsibility 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Human and Animals Rights

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Business Ethics DepartmentIESE Business SchoolBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Strategic Management Department/Carl Schroeder Chair of Strategic ManagementIESE Business SchoolBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Strategic Management Department/Schneider Electric Chair of Sustainability and Business StrategyIESE Business SchoolBarcelonaSpain

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