PhD Plus Business in Society 2: Bringing Values to Work - Ethics & Business

Rodman Room A238, Thornton Hall

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

This session will explore how 21st Century businesses have adopted the idea that the purpose of business can be greater than just making profits. It explores the flaws in an old narrative of business that is set deeply in society. Through the case study we examine how businesses can begin to see themselves as subject to societal forces as well as market forces.


  • The Power of And: Responsible Business Without Tradeoffs by R. Edward Freeman, Kirsten E. Martin, and Bidhan L. Parmar, Chapters 6-8.

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 engaging 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 series (including learning time in between sessions) and are at advanced stages of training (e.g. PhD students in years 3+). Registration will close by 5 PM (ET) on Jan 26, 2024 or when we reach our maximum registration capacity (whichever is earlier).

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