Markus Scholz

Prof. Dr. Markus Scholz

Prof. Dr. Markus SCHOLZ holds the Endowed Chair of Corporate Governance & Business Ethics at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication Vienna.

He is also Head of the Center for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics and Head of the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness.

Among various other national and international research and teaching positions, he is a visiting scholar at the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, a research associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and the Social Sciences at the London School of Economics and ambassador to the Giving Voice To Values Initiative.

Previous academic positions include the Wharton Business School where he served as Senior Fellow at the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research (2013-2017). From 2016-2017 (one-year tenure) he served as the chairman of the Harvard Business School led European Microeconomics of Competitiveness (MOC) network.

Dr. Scholz’s research, teaching and consulting expertise includes

  • Corporate Political Action and Responsibility (primarily industry self-regulation and anti-corruption),
  • Corporate Governance & Risk Management (in particular in the banking and pharmaceutical industries),
  • Strategic Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility,
  • Purpose and Ethical Leadership (e.g. Giving Voice To Values)
  • Business & Human Rights issues (including normative management frameworks).

His research has been published in leading philosophy and management journals, including Business Ethics Quarterly, California Management Review, Organization Studies, Philosophy of the Social Sciences and The British Journal for Philosophy of Science and is regularly cited in the national and international public media.

He also serves as a member of the editorial board of the Philosophy of Management Journal.

In addition to his academic work, Dr. Scholz serves as an advisory council for various national and international for-profit firms as well as non-profit organizations. He consults in a range of public- and private-sector projects with a focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, he is engaged in top-executive training programs and regularly provides key notes to audiences in and outside of academia.



Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Scholz, M., de los Reyes, G. & Smith, N.C. (2019/ forthcoming): ‘The Enduring Potential of Justified Hypernorms’, Business Ethics Quarterly.
  2. Ortiz, D., Domnanovich, J., Kronenberg, C., Scholz, M. (2018): ‘Exploring the Integration of Corporate Social Responsibility into the Strategies of Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises: A Systematic Literature Review’, Vol. 201, pp. 254-271
  3. De los Reyes, Scholz, M., G. & Smith, N.C. (2017): ”Beyond the Win-Win”: Creating Shared Value requires Ethical Frameworks’, California Management Review, Vol. 59 (2), pp. 142-167.
  4. Scholz, M. & de los Reyes, G. (2015): ‘Creating Shared Value: Grenzen und Vorschläge zur Weiterentwicklung’, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik, Vol. 16 (2), pp. 192-202.
  5. Reydon, T.A.C. & Scholz, M. (2014): ‘Searching for Darwinism in Generalized Darwinism’, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Vol. 65(2), pp. 1-29.
  6. Scholz, M. & Reydon, T.A.C. (2013): ‘On the Explanatory Power of Generalized Darwinism: Missing Items on the Research Agenda’, Organization Studies, Vol. 34(7), pp. 993-999.
  7. Reydon, T.A.C. & Scholz, M. (2013): ‘Darwinism and Organizational Ecology: A Case of Incompleteness or Incompatibility?’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 44 (3), pp 365-374.
  8. Hoppe, N. & Scholz, M. (2011): ‘Compliance Management und Ethicovigilance – Hard und Soft Law im Bereich der biomedizinischen Forschung’, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Klinische Forschung, 2011-7-8, pp. 69-73.
  9. Scholz, M. & Reydon, T.A.C. (2010): ‘Organizational Ecology – No Evolution After All. A Rejoinder to Lemos’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 40, pp. 504-512.
  10. Reydon, T.A.C. & Scholz, M. (2009): ‘Why Organizational Ecology is Not a Darwinian Research Program’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 39, pp. 580-607.
  11. Scholz, M. & Reydon, T.A.C. (2008): ‘The Population Ecology Programme in Organization Studies: Problems Caused by Unwarranted Theory Transfer’, Philosophy of Management, Vol. 3 (8), pp. 39-51.

Special Issues in Refereed Journals

  1. Scholz, M.; de los Reyes, G. & Pfitzer, M. [eds.]: ‘Creating Shared Value: Restoring the Legitimacy of Business and Advancing Competitiveness’, (Competitiveness Review; to be published in 2019).
  2. Scholz, M. & Fink, M. [eds.]: ‘He Who Pays The Piper Calls the Tune? Potentials and Threats of Third Party Funding of Academic Research in Europe’, (Review of the Managerial Science; to be published in 2019).


  1. Ortiz, D., Czuray, M. & Scholz, M. (2019/in print): ‘Verantwortungsvolle Unternehmensführung im österreichischen Mittelstand – Vision und Praxis’, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
  2. Scholz, M. & Czuray, M. (2016): ‘Die Normierung gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung von Unternehmen. ISO 26000 und ONR 192500‘, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
  3. Scholz, M. (2012): ‘Theorietransfer in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften’, Bremen: Europäischer Hochschulverlag.

Book Chapters

  1. Riegler, M. & Scholz, M. (2019/in print): ‘Entstehungsfaktoren von Collective-Action-Initiativen zur Lösung sozialer und ökologischer Probleme‘, in: Zentrum für Gesellschaft und Nachhaltigkeit der Hochschule Fulda (Eds.): Gesellschaft und Nachhaltigkeit, Band 6, Kassel: Kassel University Press.
  2. De los Reyes, G. & Scholz, M. (2019): ‘Response to Porter: Responsibility for Realising the Promise of Shared Value’, in: Lenssen, G. & Smith, N.C. (Eds.): Managing Sustainable Enterprises: An Executive Education Case and Textbook, Springer Science+Media, pp 347-348.
  3. Scholz, M. & Krause, J. (2016): ‘Erosion of Sovereign Control: Deliberation, ‘We-Reasoning’, and the Legitimacy of Norms and Standards in a Globalized World.’ In: Boleslaw, R. & Coutinho de Arruda, M. (Ed.): Understanding Ethics and Responsibilities in a Globalizing World, Dordrecht: Springer.
  4. Czuray, M., Gartner, S. & Scholz, M. (2016): ‘Negative Screening und Exklusionsprozesse im Rahmen von Socially Responsible Investing: Der norwegische Pensionsfonds GPFG als Fallstudie‘, in: Kopp, H. E. (eds.): CSR und Finanzratings, Management-Reihe Corporate Social Responsibility, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
  5. Scholz, M. & de los Reyes, G. (2015): ‘Management von Shared Value – eine legitime Corporate Strategy’, in: Schneider, A. & Schmidpeter, R. (Ed.): Corporate Social Responsibility, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, pp. 543-555.
  6. Smith, C.N, Murphy; P.E, Reibetanz, A.; Scholz, M. (2015): ‘Marketingethik – Ein Überblick’, in: Schneider, A. & Schmidpeter, R. (Ed.): Corporate Social Responsibility, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, pp. 721-734.
  7. Scholz, M. & Gartner, S. (2014): ‘European Economic Actors Divesting From Israel’, in: Nathanson, R. (Ed.): Corporate Social Responsibility in the EU and in Israel: Corporate Cultures Regarding Humanitarian Law and Human Rights and their Impact on Conflict Situations, Tel Aviv: IEPN. pp. 8-11.
  8. Scholz, M. (2013): ‘Die soziale Verantwortung von Unternehmen’, in: Timm, D. (Ed.): Manager in der Beschleunigung. Habituelle Unternehmensethik, Hannover: Internationalismus Verlag, pp. 156-165.
  9. Scholz, M. (2012): ‘Financial Leadership und ethische Verantwortung’, in: Zehetner, K. (Ed.): Financial Leadership, Wien: Linde Verlag, pp. 195-208.
  10. Scholz, M. (2012): ‘Einige Trends und Probleme der akademischen Unternehmensethik’, in: Köppl, P. & Engert, P. (Ed.): Corporate Social Responsibility und Nachhaltigkeit: Vom Idealismus zur betrieblichen Realität, Wien: Linde Verlag, pp. 173-180.
  11. Scholz, M. & Lohse. S. (2010): ‘Wissenschaftstheorie in der Praxis’, in: Meier, R. & Janßen, A. (Ed.): Coach Ausbildung – Ein strategisches Curriculum, Sternenfels: Verlag Wissenschaft & Praxis, pp. 592-601.
  12. Scholz, M. & Reydon, T.A.C. (2008): ‘Wie praktische Probleme aus ungerechtfertigter Theorieübertragung hervorgehen können: eine Fallstudie des populationsökologischen Ansatzes in der Organisationstheorie’, in: Scherer, A. & Patzer, M. (Ed.): Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Unternehmensethik, Wiesbaden: Gabler, pp. 125-141.

Selected Commissioned Studies and Reports

  1. Busch, A., Schulz, A.-C., Scholz, M. (2019): ‘Study: Advisory Boards in Austrian Medium-Sized Companies’, pp 1-26.
  2. Geiblinger, E., Büchler, S., Scholz, M. & Riegler, M. (2018): ‘Analysebericht: Vorstudie zu Drittmitteln an österreichischen Hochschulen’, Transparency International – Austrian Chapter, September 2018,
  3. Scholz, M. & Kump, B. (2016): ‘ONR 192500 Review’, Report for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, pp. 1-40.
  4. Scholz, M. (2014): ‘Beyond Profit: Corporations as Corporate Citizens and the Duty to Speak Out Against Human Rights Violations’, Israeli European Policy Network Conference, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (IL), April 10, 2014
  5. Scholz, M. (2013): ‘Der Zusammenhang zwischen Corporate Social Performance und Corporate Financial Performance’, report for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, pp. 1-40.
  6. Czuray, M. & Scholz, M. (2015): ‘Manner Company Values’, report for Josef Manner & Comp. AG, pp 1-18.
  7. Scholz, M. (2015): ‘Creating Shared Value: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to Development’, in: European Commission / Policy Department of DG EXPO and the Committee on Development (DEVE): ‘The role of the private sector in fostering sustainable development’, Brussels, 5th March 2015, pp. 41-50.


  1. Smith, N.C. & Scholz, M. (2018): ‘Finding Good News for Human Rights After Khashoggi’, MIT Sloan Management Review (US), November 30, 2018, available
  2. Smith, N.C. & Scholz, M. (2018): ‘Finding Good News for Business and Human Rights After Khashoggi’, Blog INSEAD Knowledge (FR), November 27, 2018,
  3. Scholz, M., de los Reyes, G. & Smith, N.C. (2018): ‘The Enduring Potential of Justified Hypernorms’, INSEAD Working paper 2018/55/ATL,
  4. Scholz, M. & Gradel, T. (2018): ‘Bildungswesen AG Academic Governance’, Transparency International Annual Report 2017.
  5. Smith, N.C. & Scholz, M. (2018): ‘Big Investors Call for Company Attention to Social Purpose: What Next?’, Blog INSEAD Knowledge (FR), February 23, 2018 [Blog post about investors and social responsibility],
  6. Scholz, M. & Riegler, M. (2018): ‘Corporate Governance & Collective Action: No Risk, No Fun?’, Blog Creating Corporate Cultures, Bertelsmann Stiftung (DE), March 6, 2018 [Blog post about why collective entrepreneurial self-regulation is wise from a strategic perspective],
  7. Smith, N.C. & Scholz, M. (2017): ‘Identifying Social Norms Makes for Better Business’, Blog INSEAD Knowledge (FR), June 12, 2017,
  8. De los Reyes, G., Scholz, M. & Smith, N.C. (2016): ‘Beyond the “Win-Win”: Creating Shared Value Requires Ethical Frameworks’, INSEAD Working paper 2016/67/ATL/ISIC.
  9. Scholz, M. & Kump, B. (2016): ‘Compliance-Management: Ethische Blindheit akzeptieren und überwinden’, in: Compliance Praxis 2016, 12/4,
  10. Scholz, M. (2016): ‘Creating Shared Value Plus‘, corporAID Magazin Nr. 64, June 2016.
  11. Scholz, M. & Gartner, S. (2014): ‘Report: Creating Shared Value in the MOC Network: A Survey among the Members of the European MOC Chapter’, presented at the Annual Meeting of MOC Network [European Chapter Meeting], The Harvard Business School / Harvard University, Cambridge (US), December 10, 2014.
  12. Scholz, M. (2014): ‘Führen über Werte – der ehrbare Kaufmann’, TRAiNiNG (AT), 8/2014, [Leading through values – The honorable merchant].
  13. Scholz, M (2014): ‘Creating Shared Value’, CSR Lexikon,
  14. Scholz, M. (2014). ‘Management und Moral: SWONT-Analyse’, wissens.blitz (127),
  15. Scholz, M. (2011): ‘Über die moralische Verantwortung von Unternehmen: Unternehmensethik zwischen Shareholder und Stakeholder Theory’, Uni-Magazin Hannover, pp. 28-32.

Selected conference papers, keynotes and presentations

  1. Presentation: The Limitations of the Business Case. Why Creating Shared Value Cannot Extinguish Destructive Business’, 8th International Conference on Sustainability and Responsibility, Cologne (DE), November 14-16, 2018
  2. Keynote: ‘Making a difference in business and society: strategic philanthropy and creating shared value’, Families of Impact, Bank Gutmann AG, Vienna (AT), November 9, 2018 [invited]
  3. Presentation: ‘Structuring Political CSR: Approaches and Strategies’, The 10th TransAtlantic Business Ethics Conference (TABEC), Washington (USA), November 1-3, 2018
  4. Presentation: ‘Antikorruptionsmethoden im Hochschulsektor’ [Anti-corruption in the university sector], Workshop in collaboration with Tranparency International – Austrian Chapter, Vienna (AT), October 30, 2018
  5. Conference paper: ‘Human Rights as Hypernorms – ISCT* as a managerial norm-taking framework’, 4th Annual Conference of the Global Business and Human Rights Scholars Association, New York University (USA), September 14-15, 2018
  6. Presentation: ‘Versagen des Souveräns und warum brauchen wir Collective Action?’ [Failure of the sovereign and why we need collective action], Jour fix im Justizpalast, September 13, 2018 [invited]
  7. Panel: ‘Institutional Efforts to Fight Corruption’, EBEN Research Conference, Vienna (AT), September 6-8, 2018 [invited]
  8. Presentation: ‘From Analysis to Action in Business Ethics: Norm-Taking, Norm-Making and Giving Voice To Values’, Academy of Management Teaching and Learning Conference, Chicago (US), August 12, 2018
  9. Conference paper: ‘Reasons for Collective Corporate Norm-Making: Why Companies Co-Create the Rules of the Game’, Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference, Chicago (US), August 11, 2018
  10. Panel: ‘Spannungsverhältnis Nachhaltigkeit & Public Affairs’ [Tension between sustainability and public affairs], respACT Pro CSR-ExpertInnen Talk, Haus der Industrie, Wien (AT), June 12, 2018 [invited]
  11. Keynote: ‘Bedeutung von CSR als Leitprinzip in sozialwirtschaftlichen Organisationen’ [Importance of CSR as a guiding principle in social economy organizations], CSR-Forum, Hochschule Fulda (DE), May 29, 2018 [invited]
  12. Panel: ‘Unternehmen und Hochschulen als Schlüsselpartner für die Erreichung der SDGs’, [Enterprises and universities as key partners for the achievement of the SDGs], FHWien der WKW (AT), April 12, 2018[invited]
  13. Conference Paper: Scholz, M. de los Reyes, G.: ‘Hitting the Glass Ceiling? Why Creating SV Cannot Restore the Legitimacy of Business?’, SEE Conference 2018, Capital Hilton Washington DC (US), March 1-4, 2018
  14. Presentation: ‘The Why and When of Corporate Norm-Making’, Committee meeting of Economics and Ethics, Münster (DE), February 23, 2018 [invited]
  15. Presentation: ‘Why Creating Shared Value Is Not Enough’, Research seminar for faculty- and PhD-students, School of Economics and Business / Universidad de Navarra, (ES), November 9, 2017 [invited]
  16. Presentation: ‘Beyond the “Win-Win”: A Case for Norm-Making Frameworks’, Universität Halle (DE), October 25, 2017 [invited]
  17. Keynote: ‘Beyond Legal Compliance and the Challenge of Leading by Example’, Business breakfast event on “Ethik und Transparenz im Gesundheitswesen: Quo vadis? [Ethics and transparency in healthcare: quo vadis?] by GlaxoSmithKline and The British Embassy in Vienna (AT), October 18, 2017 [invited]
  18. Presentation: ‘Strategic CSR Beyond the Win-Win Case’, Research workshop, MODUL University, Vienna (AT), October 18, 2017 [invited]
  19. Keynote: ‘Corporate Political Action’, FASPE donor meeting, Berlin (DE), October 10, 2017 [invited]
  20. Moderation: ‘Drittmittelfinanzierung an österreichischen Hochschulen’ [External funding at tertiary institutions] by Transparency International Austrian Chapter and Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Vienna (AT), September 26, 2017 [invited]
  21. Panel: ‘Wertekodex im Familienunternehmen am Beispiel der Kultmarke Manner’ [Value codex in family businesses, using the example of Manner], with Albin Hahn (Board, Josef Manner & Comp AG), Barbara Andersen (President, Alphazirkel Austria), Andreas E. Mach (CEO, R. Wöhrl Holding GmbH), The Alpha Forum Vienna (AT), Bank Gutmann AG, Vienna (AT), September 13, 2017 [invited]
  22. Presentation: ‘The Radical Organizational Implications of the Legitimacy Argument for Marginal Social Strategies’ (with Gastón de los Reyes), Academy of Management 2017 Annual Meeting, Atlanta (US-GA), August 4-8, 2017.
  23. Presentation: ‘Beyond Marginal Change: The Limitations of Corporate Social Strategies’ (with Gastón de los Reyes), 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen (DK), July 6-8, 2017
  24. Keynote: ‘Global Responsibility: Business Ethics and the Global Dimension of Entrepreneurial Responsibility’, at the corporAID seminar on global responsibility, Vienna (AT), June 13, 2017 [invited]
  25. Panel: ‘1. Casinos Austria CSR Talk: CSR 2.0 – Gesellschaftliche Verantwortung auf dem Prüfstand‘ [Social responsibility on trial], with Karin Bergmann (Director, Burgtheater), Erich Fenninger (Executive Director, Volkshilfe), Wolfram Tertschnig (Head of Department for Environmental Aid Policy and Sustainability, BMLFUW), Prof. Dietmar Hoscher (Chairman, Casinos Austria AG), Vienna (AT), March 1, 2017 [invited]
  26. Presentation: ‘Beyond the Win-Win. Creating Shared Value – an incomplete management framework’. Verein für Socialpolitik (VfS) meeting in Graz (AT), February 16-19 2017 [invited]
  27. Presentation: ‘Business Ethics and Business Strategy in SMEs’, The Annual Meeting of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness Network, Harvard Business School (USA), December 11, 2016 [invited]
  28. Keynote: ‘Beyond Compliance Management: Ethical Blindness’, GlaxoSmithKline, Vienna (AT), December 1, 2016 [invited]
  29. Panel: ‘Ethics and Transparency in Higher Education Fundraising’ (Ethik und Transparenz im Hochschulfundraising), Science Fundraising Symposium hosted by Fundraising Verband Austria and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, (AT), with Katja Bär (University of Mannheim), Markus W. Schaad (CEO of the UZH Foundation, University of Zürich) and Eva Stanzl (science editor, Wiener Zeitung), November 7, 2016 [invited].
  30. Presentation: ‘The Enduring Promise of Justified Hypernorms’ (with Gastón de los Reyes), The Annual Meeting of the Transatlantic Business Ethics Community, St. Gallen, (CH), October 1, 2016 [invited]
  31. Presentation: ‘Why Creating Shared Value is not enough’, The 5th Colloquium on Christian Humanism in Economics and Business – Christian Humanism Challenged by Poverty, Inequality and Injustice; Konrad-Adenauer Foundation, Berlin (DE), 24 October, 2016 [invited]
  32. Presentation: ‘Can Creating Shared Value Transform the Heart of the Global Corporation?’ (with Gastón de los Reyes), The Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Berlin, (DE), September 17-18, 2016
  33. Presentation: ‘After Episodes of Ethical Blindness’ (with Barbara Kump), EGOS conference, Naples, (IT), July 9, 2016
  34. Presentation: ‘How to Serve the Customer and Still Be Truthful’, University of Bielefeld (DE), June 16, 2016 [invited]
  35. Presentation: ‘Ethical Blindness: The Volkswagen Case’, Technische Universität München (DE), May 16, 2016 [invited]
  36. Presentation: ‘Business Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry’, Austrian Chamber of Commerce (DE), April 25, 2016 [invited]
  37. Presentation: ‘Management as Science: Limitations of Systematicity’, University of Bielefeld (DE), January 26, 2016 [invited]
  38. Presentation: ‘Teaching Creating Shared Value’, Annual Meeting of the MOC-Network [European Chapter Meeting], The Harvard Business School / Harvard University, Cambridge, (USA), December 12, 2015
  39. Keynote: ‘Corporations as Political Actors’, The Federation of Austrian Industries, (AT), Vienna (AT), November 5, 2015 [invited]
  40. Lecture: ‘Aims and Limitations of Strategic Business Ethics’, HSBA, Hamburg, (DE), November 2, 2015 [invited]
  41. Panel: ‘Commercial Academia? Higher Education Institutions between Responsibility and Transparency’, Alpbach Higher Education Symposium, (AT), with Franz Fischler (President of the European Forum Alpbach), Helmut Holzinger (President of the Association of Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria), Rainer Nowak (Editor-in-Chief, Die Presse, Vienna), Eva Geiblinger (Chair, Board of Directors, Transparency International, Austrian Chapter, Vienna), Anna Lehmann (Editorial Journalist, taz Verlag, Berlin, Germany), and Roland Spitzlinger (Member of the Parliamentary Investigation Committee on the Causa Hypo Alpe Adria; Founder and Manager of the Institute of Applied Corruption), August 27, 2015 [invited]
  42. Moderation: ‘The How and When for Corporate Norm-Making’ (workshop) (with Gastón de los Reyes), The Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics, Vancouver, (Canada), August 7, 2015
  43. Moderation: ‘What is Wrong with Armchair Ethics’ (with Gastón de los Reyes), The Annual Meeting of the Society for Business Ethics, Vancouver, (Canada), August 7, 2015
  44. Keynote: ‘How the Corporate Social Performance Can Influence Its Corporate Financial Performance’, The British Embassy in Vienna, (AT), Vienna (AT), June 9, 2015 [invited]
  45. Presentation: ‘Why Creating Shared Value Framework Cannot Restore Business Legitimacy’, The Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA), April 17, 2015 [invited]
  46. Keynote: ‘Business and Complicity to Human Rights Violations’, The Federation of Austrian Industries, (AT), Vienna (AT), April 14, 2015 [invited]
  47. Keynote: ‘Creating Shared Value: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to Development’, Workshop ‘The role of the private sector in fostering sustainable development’, Committee on Development (DEVE) and Policy Department of DG Expo, European Parliament, Brussels, (BE), March 5, 2015 [invited]
  48. Keynote: ‘Creating Shared Value and the Millennium Development Goals’, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, (CZ), March 3, 2015 [invited]
  49. Presentation: ‘Business Ethics and CSR in Austria’, Executive Education Program of the University of St. Gallen, Salzburg, (AT), Vienna (AT), February 9, 2015 [invited]
  50. Presentation: ‘Creating Shared Value – Participation and Goals Among the European MOC-Members’, Annual Meeting of MOC-Network [European Chapter Meeting], The Harvard Business School / Harvard University, Cambridge, (USA), December 10, 2014
  51. Presentation: ‘In Defense of ISCT: Norm-Making and the Pelican Gambit’ (with N. Craig Smith & Gastón de los Reyes). Conference: Normative Business Ethics in a Global Economy: New Directions in Donaldsonian Themes, The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, (USA), October 17-18, 2014 [invited]
  52. Presentation: ‘Creating Corporate Legitimacy and Shared Value’ (with Gastón de los Reyes), The 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, (USA), August 1-5, 2014
  53. Keynote: ‘Der ehrbare Kaufmann – Ein Leitbild für das 21. Jahrhundert’, Prisma Kreditversicherung, 25-years ceremony, (AT), July 2, 2014
  54. ‘How to Serve the Customer and Still Be Truthful: Methodological Characteristics of Applied Research in Management’, University Bielefeld, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science, (DE), June, 17, 2014 [invited]
  55. Keynote: ‘Unternehmen und Komplizenschaft bei Menschenrechtsverletzungen’, Rotary Club Amstetten, (AT), May 20, 2014 [invited]
  56. Presentation: ‘Corporations as Citizens: Do Corporations have a Duty to speak out against Russia´s Behavior in the Context of the Ukrainian Conflict?’, Technische Universität München (DE), May 19, 2014 [invited]
  57. Keynote: ‘Beyond Profit: Corporations as Corporate Citizens and the Duty to Speak Out Against Human Rights Violations’, Israeli European Policy Network Conference, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, (IL), April 10, 2014 [invited]
  58. Panel: ‘Presentation of the Green Paper: Best in Glass’, Landtmanns Bel Etage, (A), April 8, 2014, with Univ. Doz. Dr. Beate Littig, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna HIS, Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, International Environmental Research Institute EPEA [invited]
  59. Presentation: ‘The Purpose of Business Schools’, University St. Gallen (CH), December 6, 2013 [invited]
  60. Keynote: ‘Die Unternehmensethik als Instrument und was die Übernahme gesellschaftlicher und ökologischer Verantwortung noch bedeuten könnte’, FHWien der WKW, University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication, (AT), November 11, 2013 [invited]
  61. Presentation: ‘The Limits of Creating Shared Value’ (with Gaston de los Reyes), Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Graz (AT), September 13, 2013
  62. Presentation: ‘Darwinism in Economics ’, Shanghai University, (CN), September 22, 2013 [invited]
  63. Presentation: ‘Business Ethics als Strategie: Was ist eigentlich Shared Value?’, FHWien der WKW, University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication (AT), Vienna (AT), June 13, 2013 [invited]
  64. Presentation: ‘Third-Party Funding in Academia: Relevant and Rigor Research at Business Schools’, The Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, (USA), 07.04.2013 [invited]
  65. Presentation: ‘Business Organizations and the Struggle for Survival’, The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA), March 11, 2013 [invited]
  66. Keynote: ‘Aktuelle Trends in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics’, Deloitte Audit Days, Wien (AT), September 15, 2012 [invited]
  67. Presentation: ‘Beyond the Grip of the Sovereign: Deliberation, ‘We-Reasoning’ and the Legitimacy of Business Norms and Standards in a Globalized World’, International Society for Business, Economics and Ethics (ISBEE), (PL), July 13, 2012
  68. Presentation: ‘Searching for Darwinism in the Generalized Darwinism of Evolutionary Economics’, Max-Planck-Institute Jena, (DE), May 9, 2012 [invited]
  69. Presentation: ‘Organizational Ecology: No Evolution after All’, Tilburg University, (NL), January 16, 2012 [invited]
  70. Presentation: ‘Wissenschaftstheorie und Organisationstheorie’, University Zürich, Institute of Organisation and Administrative Science (IOU), (CH), November 21, 2011 [invited]
  71. Presentation: ‘The Social Responsibility of International Business Organizations’, Leibniz University, Hannover, (DE), January 8, 2011 [invited]
  72. Lecture: ‘Wissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaften’, Leibniz University, Hannover, (DE), November 30, 2010 [invited]
  73. Presentation: ‘Why Business Ethics Is Not Enough’, Philosophy of Management (6th International conference), St. Anne, Oxford University, (UK), July 22, 2010
  74. Keynote: ‘A Practitioner’s Perspective on Academic Publishing’, Ludwig- Maximilians University, München, (DE), May 11, 2010 [invited]
  75. Presentation: ‘Gutes Wirtschaften: Kommentar zum Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Raymond Geuss (Cambridge University)’, European Business School, Schloss Reichartshausen, (DE), October 27, 2009 [invited]
  76. Presentation: ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Darwinism in Economics’, Muğla Üniversitesi (TR), September 26, 2009 [invited]
  77. Presentation: ‘What Is Philosophy of Management? And Who Cares?’, Philosophy of Management (5th International conference), St. Anne, Oxford University, (UK), July 24, 2009
  78. Presentation: ‘Evolutionary Theory and Business Organizations: Deficits of the Organizational Ecology Programme’, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), (UK), May 15, 2008 [invited]
  79. Presentation: ‘The Population Ecology Programme in Organizational Studies: Ethical Problems Caused by Unwarranted Theory Transfer’, Philosophy of Management (4th international conference), St. Anne, Oxford, (UK), July 10, 2007
  80. Presentation: ‘The Population Ecology Programme in Organizational Studies: Ethical Problems Caused by Unwarranted Theory Transfer’, Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V., Ludwig- Maximilians University München, (DE), March 03, 2007
  81. Presentation: ‘Leer, aprender, enseñar – casi sin utilize libros’, 15. Feria International del Libro, Havana (C), February 07, 2006 [invited]

Selected media contributions/appearances

  1. Transparenzstudie zu Drittmitteln gescheitert’, (AT) & (AT), January 17, 2019, [Transparency study on third-party funds at Austrian universities failed], available &
  2. Keine Transparenz bei Drittmitteln an Unis’, Ö1 Radio (AT), January 17, 2019 [Radio interview on the failed study on transparency on third-party funding at Austrian universities], available &
  3. Warum Kashoggis Tod die Konzerne verändert’, Spiegel online (DE), October 23, 2018 [Guest article on the Kashoggi case: why corporations can no longer shirk from human rights issues], available
  4. Kollektive Selbstregulierung für sichere Kryptowährungen’, (AT), June 17, 2018 [Interview on collective action towards norm-making as a potential way to mitigate systemic risks in the cryptocurrency industry], available
  5. Sind Manager lediglich die „Handlanger“ ihrer Shareholder?’, (AT), April 2018 [Interview about corporate social responsibility, ethical investing and the role of transparency in the pharmaceutical industry], available
  6. Die Folgen der Katastrophe’‘, (AT), March 26, 2018 [interview on private governance responses to the Rana Plaza tragedy, collective action and industry self-regulation], available
  7. CSR und Wirtschaftsethik an Hochschulen‘, CSR Magazin (DE), March 2018 [Interview series about CSR and business ethics education in Austria, Germany and Switzerland]
  8. Verantwortung am Stundenplan’, corporAID Magazin (AT), March/April 2018, page 30-31 [Article about further education on sustainability mangement], available
  9. Ethik, nur fürs Papier’, Salzburger Nachrichten, January 31, 2018, page 11 [Print interview on animal and human experiments in car companies and why there is a gap between being and wanting in ethics and behaviour]
  10. Das Streben nach unbefleckter Freiheit’, Arbeit & Wirtschaft, October 2017, page 6-11 [Statements by Markus Scholz in an article about the transparency of financial grants in research]
  11. Wie man den moralischen Muskel trainiert’ [How to train the moral muscle], Der Standard, December 2, 2017, Forschung Spezial [Article on Markus Scholz’ scholarly work and the ‘Giving Voice to Values Initiative’], available
  12. Collective Action in der pharmazeutischen Industrie — Theorie trifft Praxis’, New Business – das Magazin für Unternehmer, September 2017, page 44-45 [Article about the consulting project in cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and George Washington University]
  13. Zu viel Politik im Spiel?’, Die Presse, June 24, 2017, page 20 [Statement by Markus Scholz in an article about possible conflicts of interests when managers take active positions in politics]
  14. Ethisches Wirtschaften‘, Saldo – das Ö1-Wirtschaftsmagazin, Ö1/ORF, May 19, 2017 [Radio interview by Hubert Arnim-Ellissen with Markus Scholz on doing business in accordance with ethics]
  15. Die schwierige Entscheidung zwischen Uni und FH‘, Saldo – das Ö1-Wirtschaftsmagazin, Ö1/ORF, April 28, 2017, [Radio interview by Hubert Arnim-Ellissen with Markus Scholz on differences between universities and universities of applied sciences in Austria]
  16. Wenn Unternehmen blind für Veränderung sind’, Der Standard, January 11, 2017, “Forschung Spezial”, p. 13 [article on Markus Scholz‘ work at FHWien’s Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics]
  17. Krisenmanager der Globalisierung‘, SALDO – das Wirtschaftsmagazin, Ö1/ORF, 16.12.2016, [radio interview by Hubert Arnim-Ellissen with Markus Scholz on business ethics, the link between CFP and CSP as well as corporate citizenship]
  18. CSR für alle’, studio! Das Magazin für Management & Kommunikation der FHWien der WKW, 04/2016, [interview with Laura Spence during the MOC Conference at FHWien der WKW, University of Applied Sciences for Management and Communication]
  19. Wer zahlt, schafft an: Ethik im Spendenwesen an den Universitäten‘, Wiener Zeitung (AT), 11/2016, [report on the panel discussion during the fundraising for science symposium]
  20. ‘Wofür bekommen die Unis Spenden, Herr Scholz?‘, Falter Stadtzeitung (AT), 11/2016, [print short interview on higher education fundraising]
  21. Wir bezahlen, Sie forschen?‘, (AT), 11/2016, [citation of a statement by Markus Scholz in a report on science fundraising]
  22. ‘Drittmittel: Keine Forschung ohne Fremdgeld’, (AT), 11/2016, [citation of a statement by Markus Scholz in his role as the chair of a TI working group]
  23. Das Geschäft mit dem guten Gewissen‘, Salzburger Nachrichten (AT), 06/2016, [Print interview about sustainable investment]
  24. Kein Manager will böse sein’, Salzburger Nachrichten (AT), 03/2016, [Print interview about business ethics]
  25. ‘Positive Perspektiven’, Werte, Das Kundenmagazin der Bankhaus Schelhammer & Schattera AG, (AT), 03/2015, [Print interview about sustainability and business ethics]
  26. ‘Committee on Development – Meeting 05-03-2015’, European Parliament News, 03/2015, [Video streaming of the Workshop “The role of the private sector in fostering sustainable development”], available, checked 03/31/2015
  27. ‘Führen über Werte – der ehrbare Kaufmann’, TRAiNiNG, (AT), 12/2014, [Print interview: Leading through values – The honorable merchant]
  28. ‘Ein Vorhang fällt, einer geht auf’, Wirtschaftsblatt, (AT), 07/2014, [Print-report: The Honorary Merchant on 02.07.2014 in the framework of the 25th anniversary of Prisma Kreditversicherung]
  29. ‘CSR ist mehr als nur den Stephansdom anmalen’, Prisma Aktuell, (AT), 06/2014 [Print interview about: Philanthropy vs. Corporate Social Responsibility]
  30. ‘Die neue Moral der Konzerne’, Der Standard, Forschung Spezial, (AT), 05/2014 [Print interview about moral obligations of multinational corporations in conflict areas]
  31. ‘Lässt sich Ethik managen?’, Business Arts, (AT), 04/2014, [Print interview: Is business ethics managerial?]
  32. ‘Benimmregeln für Kapitalisten’, Der Standard, (AT), 10/2013, [Print interview about: Essentials for responsible business behaviour]
  33. ‘CSR in Österreich’, CSR Magazine ‘Ratings, Rankings und Benchmarks für den Mittelstand‘, (DE-AT-CH), 09/2013 [Print-and online interview about: CSR discourses and CSR cultures in Austria]
  34. ‘Die Vermessung der Ethik’, Der Standard, (AT), 04/2013, [Print interview: Assessment of success of CSR measures]
  35. ‘Wir wollen bessere Manager ausbilden’, Studio!, (AT), 04/2013 [Print interview: Tomorrow’s moral managers]
  36. ‘Der Zukunft verpflichtet’, OIZ Österr. Immobilien Zeitung, (AT), 05/2012 [Print interview: The Endowed Professorship for Corporate Governance & Business Ethics at the University of Applied Sciences Vienna]
  37. ‘Schichtwechsel’, Adenauer-Stiftung, (DE), 01/2011 [TV interview about: Business ethics and management]
  38. ‘Das Ende der Sorglosigkeit’ – Wie studiert man Wirtschaftswissenschaften in der Krise?’, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, (DE), 12/2010 [Print interview: How to study economics during an economic crisis]
  39. ‘Schöne, neue Arbeitswelt’, NDR-Info / Radio Leineherz, (DE), 05/2010 [Radio interview: Business ethics and human resource Management]