Markus Scholz

Scholz

Prof. (FH) Dr. Markus Scholz, MSc


Dr. Markus Scholz holds the endowed chair of Corporate Governance and Business Ethics at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication. He is also the head of the Center for Corporate Governance and Business Ethics, Vienna. In addition, he is a senior at the Carol and Lawrence Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, research associate at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and the Social Sciences at the London School of Economics, and a permanent visiting professor at the Center for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences at the Leibniz University of Hannover. His research has been published in several philosophy and management journals, including The British Journal for Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of the Social Sciences and Organization Studies. His current research considers new strategic and normative frameworks of (restoring) corporate legitimacy and addresses current human rights issues. He teaches business ethics, corporate governance, strategy, and philosophy of the social science, at a number of national and international universities. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Scholz is a consultant in a range of public- and private-sector projects with a focus on environmental, social, and governance issues.


Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  1. Scholz, M. & de los Reyes, G. & Smith, N.C.S. (2016 / forthcoming): ‘”Beyond the Win-Win”: Creating Shared Value Requires Ethical Frameworks”’, California Management Review.
  2. Scholz, M. & de los Reyes, G. (2015): ‘Creating Shared Value: Grenzen und Vorschläge zur Weiterentwicklung’, Zeitschrift für Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik [Leading German Journal on Business Ethics], Vol. 16 (2), pp. 192-202.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Scholz, M. & Reydon, T.A.C. (2010): ‘Organizational Ecology – No Evolution After All’, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Vol. 40, pp. 504-512.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Edited 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 2017.
  2. Scholz, M. & Fink, M. (2016) [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 2016.

Books

  1. Scholz, M. & Czuray, M. [eds.] (2016/in print): ‘Die Normierung gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung von Unternehmen. ISO 26000 und ONR 192500‘, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
  2. Scholz, M. (2012): ‘Theorietransfer in den Wirtschaftswissenschaften’, Bremen: Europäischer Hochschulverlag.

Miscellaneous

  1. Scholz, M. & Smith, N.C. (2016/in print): ‘GlaxoSmithKline Austria: A Strategy Towards Corporate Citizenship’, INSEAD Case Studies.
  2. Scholz, M. (2016/in print): ‘Die Komplizenschaft von Unternehmen mit Menschenrechtsverletzungen’, in: Die Compliance Praxis‘.
  3. Scholz, M. (2016/in print): ‘Ethical Blindness’, in: Die Compliance Praxis‘.
  4. Scholz, M. (2016/in print): ‘Warum sich die gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen nicht normieren lässt’, in: Die Normierung gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung von Unternehmen‘, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
  5. Scholz, M. (2016/in print): ‘Creating Shared Value – Grenzen und Möglichkeiten’, in: corporAID Magazin Juli | August 2016
  6. Scholz, M. (2016/in print): ‘Warum sich die gesellschaftliche Verantwortung von Unternehmen nicht normieren lässt’, in: Die Normierung gesellschaftlicher Verantwortung von Unternehmen‘, Berlin und Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler.
  7. Scholz, M. & Krause, J. (2016/in print): ‘Beyond the Grip of the Sovereign: Deliberation, ‘We-Reasoning’ and the Legitimacy of Business Norms and Standards in a Globalized World.’ in: Rok, B. (Ed.): Corporate Social Responsibility [working title]: Dordrecht: Springer.
  8. Czuray, M.; Gartner, S. & Scholz, M. (2016/in print): Negative Screening und Exklusionsprozesse im Rahmen von Social 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.
  9. De los Reyes; G. & Scholz, M. (2016/in print): ‘Corporate Shared Value: Aims and Limitations’, in: Lenssen, G. & Smith, N.C. (Ed.): Managing Sustainable Enterprises: An Executive Education Casebook: Dordrecht: Springer.
  10. Scholz, M. & Kump, B. (2016): ‘ONR 192500 Review’, Report for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, pp. 1-40.
  11. Scholz, M. (2015): ‘Creating Shared Value: How the Private Sector Can Contribute to Development’, Brussels: Discussionpaper: European Parliament DEVE Workshop, 5th March 2015.
  12. 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.
  13. Scholz, M. & Czuray, C. (2015): ‘Manner Company Values’, Report for Manner & Comp. AG., Forestry, Environment and Water Management, pp. 1-50.
  14. 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, 721-734.
  15. 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, (USA), December 10, 2014.
  16. 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.
  17. Scholz, M. (2014): ‘Führen über Werte – der ehrbare Kaufmann’,TRAiNiNG, (AT), 8/2014, [Leading through values – The honorable merchant]
  18. Scholz, M (2014): ‘Creating Shared Value’, CSR Lexikon, http://csr-news.net/main/2014/03/23/creating-shared-value-2/.
  19. Scholz, M. (2014). ‘Management und Moral: SWONT-Analyse.’ wissens.blitz (127). http://www.wissensdialoge.de/management-und-moral-swont-analyse/.
  20. 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.
  21. Scholz, M. (2013): ‘Die soziale Verantwortung von Unternehmen’, in: Timm, D. (Ed.): Manager in der Beschleunigung. Habituelle Unternehmensethik, Hannover: Internationalisms Verlag, pp. 156-165.
  22. Scholz, M. (2012): ‘Ethical Leadership’, in: Zehetner, K. (Ed.): Financial Leadership, Wien: Linde Verlag, pp. 195-208.
  23. 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.
  24. Scholz, M. (2011): ‘Über die moralische Verantwortung von Unternehmen: Unternehmensethik zwischen Shareholder und Stakeholder Theory’, Uni-Magazin Hannover, pp. 28-32.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 Conference Papers, Keynotes and Presentations

  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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
  4. Keynote: ‘Beyond Compliance Management: Ethical Blindness’, GlaxoSmithKline, (AT), Vienna (AT), September, 2015 [invited]
  5. Presentation: ‘After Episodes of Ethical Blindness’ (with Barbara Kump), EGOS conference, Naples, (IT), July 9, 2016
  6. Presentation: ‘How to Serve the Customer and Still Be Truthful’, University of Bielefeld (DE), June 16, 2016 [invited]
  7. Presentation: ‘Ethical Blindness: The Volkswagen Case’, Technische Universität München (DE), May 16, 2016 [invited]
  8. Moderation: ‘Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility’, Corelife, Hannover, (DE), April 4, 2016 [invited]
  9. Presentation: ‘Business Ethics and the Pharmaceutical Industry’, Austrian Chamber of Commerce (DE), April 25, 2016 [invited]
  10. Presentation: ‘Management as Science: Limitations of Systematicity’, University of Bielefeld (DE), January 26, 2016 [invited]
  11. 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
  12. Keynote: ‘Corporations as Political Actors’, The Federation of Austrian Industries, (AT), Vienna (AT), November 5, 2015 [invited]
  13. Lecture: ‘Aims and Limitations of Strategic Business Ethics’, HSBA, Hamburg, (DE), November 2, 2015 [invited]
  14. Panel: ‘Purchased Academia? Higher Education Institutions between Responsibility and Transparency’, Alpbach Higher Education Symposium, (AT), with 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, Parliamentary Investigation Committee, Causa Hypo Alpe Adria; Founder and Manager, Institute of Applied Corruption, Vienna), August 27, 2015 [invited]
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Keynote: ‘How the Corporate Social Performance Can Influence Its Corporate Financial Performance’, The British Embassy in Vienna, (AT), Vienna (AT), June 9, 2015 [invited]
  18. Presentation: ‘Why Creating Shared Value Framework Cannot Restore Business Legitimacy’, The Wharton School/University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA), April 17, 2015 [invited]
  19. Keynote: ‘Business and Complicity to Human Rights Violations’, The Federation of Austrian Industries, (AT), Vienna (AT), April 14, 2015 [invited]
  20. 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]
  21. Keynote: ‘Creating Shared Value and the Millennium Development Goals’, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, (CZ), March 3, 2015 [invited]
  22. Presentation: ‘Business Ethics and CSR in Austria’, Executive Education Program of the University of St. Gallen, Salzburg, (AT), Vienna (AT), February 9, 2015 [invited]
  23. 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
  24. 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]
  25. 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
  26. Keynote: ‘Der ehrbare Kaufmann – Ein Leitbild für das 21. Jahrhundert’, Prisma Kreditversicherung, 25-years ceremony, (AT), July 2, 2014
  27. ‘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]
  28. Keynote: ‘Unternehmen und Komplizenschaft bei Menschenrechtsverletzungen’, Rotary Club Amstetten, (AT), May 20, 2014 [invited]
  29. 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]
  30. 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]
  31. 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]
  32. Presentation: ‘The Purpose of Business Schools’, University St. Gallen (CH), December 6, 2013 [invited]
  33. Keynote: ‘Die Unternehmensethik als Instrument und was die Übernahme gesellschaftlicher und ökologischer Verantwortung noch bedeuten könnte’, FHWien University of Applied Sciences, (AT), November 11, 2013 [invited]
  34. Presentation: ‘The Limits of Creating Shared Value’ (with Gaston de los Reyes), Corporate Responsibility Research Conference, Graz (AT), September 13, 2013
  35. Presentation: ‘Darwinism in Economics ’, Shanghai University, (CN), September 22, 2013 [invited]
  36. Presentation: ‘Business Ethics als Strategie: Was ist eigentlich Shared Value?’, FHWien University of Applied Sciences (AT), Vienna (AT), June 13, 2013 [invited]
  37. 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]
  38. Presentation: ‘Business Organizations and the Struggle for Survival’, The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA), March 11, 2013 [invited]
  39. Keynote: ‘Aktuelle Trends in Corporate Governance & Business Ethics’, Deloitte Audit Days, Wien (AT), September 15, 2012 [invited]
  40. 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
  41. Presentation: ‘Searching for Darwinism in the Generalized Darwinism of Evolutionary Economics’, Max-Planck-Institute Jena, (DE), May 9, 2012 [invited]
  42. Presentation: ‘Organizational Ecology: No Evolution after All’, Tilburg University, (NL), January 16, 2012 [invited]
  43. Presentation: ‘Wissenschaftstheorie und Organisationstheorie’, University Zürich, Institute of Organisation and Administrative Science (IOU), (CH), November 21, 2011 [invited]
  44. Presentation: ‘The Social Responsibility of International Business Organizations’, Leibniz University, Hannover, (DE), January 8, 2011 [invited]
  45. Lecture: ‘Wissenschaften und Wirtschaftswissenschaften’, Leibniz University, Hannover, (DE), November 30, 2010 [invited]
  46. Presentation: ‘Why Business Ethics Is Not Enough’, Philosophy of Management (6th International conference), St. Anne, Oxford University, (UK), July 22, 2010
  47. Keynote: ‘A Practitioner’s Perspective on Academic Publishing’, Ludwig- Maximilians University, München, (DE), May 11, 2010 [invited]
  48. Presentation: ‘Gutes Wirtschaften: Kommentar zum Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Raymond Geuss (Cambridge University)’, European Business School, Schloss Reichartshausen, (DE), October 27, 2009 [invited]
  49. Presentation: ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Darwinism in Economics’, Muğla Üniversitesi (TR), September 26, 2009 [invited]
  50. Presentation: ‘What Is Philosophy of Management? And Who Cares?’, Philosophy of Management (5th International conference), St. Anne, Oxford University, (UK), July 24, 2009
  51. 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]
  52. 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
  53. 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
  54. Presentation: ‘Leer, aprender, enseñar – casi sin utilize libros’, 15. Feria International del Libro, Havana (C), February 07, 2006 [invited]