PhD+ Business in Society 1: Purpose of Business

School of Engineering, Rodman Room A238

This is the first session of PhD Plus Business in Society: Adding value with your PhD skills series

This session will explore how business and ethics can be connected, through multiple vignettes, which will be introduced in class.


  • The Power of And:  Responsible Business Without Tradeoffs by R. Edward Freeman, Kirsten E. Martin, and Bidhan L. Parmar, Chapters 1-5.
  • Chris Johnson and JAX Industries (Case)
  • Participants will be given access to reading materials.


R. Edward Freeman, Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration, Darden School of Business



This is a popular series and requires commitment to full participation. Registrants are expected to complete readings/assignments in between sessions and engage in weekly sessions through instructor-student and peer-to-peer interactions. 

Priority of attendance will be given to those who commit to participating in the majority of the series (including learning time in between sessions) and are in advanced stages of training ( e.g. PhD students in 3+ years). Registration will close by 5 PM (ET) on Jan 27, 2023, or when we reach our maximum registration capacity (whichever is earlier).


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