Young Researchers’ Conference on Business Ethics, Professional Ethics, and Ethics of Whole Systems

The Lugano Summer School of Systems Design, University of Lugano, Switzerland, in conjunction with the Business Ethics Center of Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary, organizes a Young Researchers’ Conference on

Dates: 18-29 June 2007
Place: University of Lugano, Switzerland

Aims: The aim is to present and discuss a broad spectrum of contemporary ideas on business and professional ethics, with special emphasis on methodological foundations and tools for supporting ethical practice.

Format: The format combines the broadness of inputs that you can get from a conference with the didactic guidance you expect from a Summer School. A publication opportunity is also offered.

Admission: The event is open to graduate students at the Masters or Ph.D. level as well as to practicing researchers or professionals with demonstrated qualifications and experience in applied disciplines such as business and public sector management, information systems design, industrial and systems engineering, environmental design and management, operational research, consultancy, public policy analysis, social planning, evaluation research, and others. A good level of proficiency in English is indispensable.
Formal application is required.

Application deadline: 31 March 2007

Fee: NEW! Due to the strong Euro as well as major budget cuts and a changed fee policy, the Lugano Summer School is now able to offer this event with a substantially reduced tuition fee of EUR 950 (previously EUR 1,750).

Host Faculty:
Werner Ulrich, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Laszlo Zsolnai, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary

Visiting Faculty:
Jane Collier, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK
Frank Dixon, Innovest Strategic Value Advisors, Inc., New York, USA
Knut Ims, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway
Ulrich Thielemann, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Information: For full information about the event, including a printer-friendly flyer and a registration form, please visit the School web site at

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