Culture games part II: retaining your business culture, 2 tips

Not all business consultants want to change your business culture or strategy……. Some businesses are run awesomely, they are growing fast and take pride in taking good care of employees and clients alike.  And as a consultant, I sometimes just enjoy a nice tour around a fantastic office floor, where business is booming. Still, when business … More Culture games part II: retaining your business culture, 2 tips

Chemicals in Asia and the role of corporate responsibility- another look at Tianjin

This blog post is a recycled post from my PhD research overview from last year, with some new questions and a more focused research question on culture and business ethics. The field research topic on the Chemical Industry in Asia is as relevant as always. A next Tianjin is not far away. The events there from … More Chemicals in Asia and the role of corporate responsibility- another look at Tianjin

Corruption and its effect on society- FIFA and the damage done

“Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on societies.” said Kofi A. Annan.  This week I went to the public defense of Liesbeth Feikema  on her PhD (dissertation) on ‘ Still not at Ease. Corruption and Conflict of Interest in Hybrid Political Orders’.  Liesbeth has done research in Europe, … More Corruption and its effect on society- FIFA and the damage done

The failure of pragmatism- CSR and the right to judge @Rana Plaza management

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Henk van Luijk Lezing in Nyenrode Business University, where Prof E. Freeman have an inspiring lecture on Business Ethics for a captivated audience of policymakers, researchers and business consultants. Every business starts as an idea you want to share with the world, a service you want … More The failure of pragmatism- CSR and the right to judge @Rana Plaza management

What triggers you to make a difference? Culture change and business ethics

My Moroccan- Dutch kick-box instructor asked me what I did for a living, and when I told him I worked in business ethics, he immediately told me he could do with some advice as well.  He has an interesting background in his career: as a kick-box champion in Europe, he set up a series of … More What triggers you to make a difference? Culture change and business ethics

CSR for the SMEs in China- the impact it can have in its region

A walk around a Western Managed Factory X in China- its impact on the local business scene Last week I had the opportunity to visit a small, Western run factory here in China, to see what CSR meant in a local working factory here in China. What would the challenges be for a Western run … More CSR for the SMEs in China- the impact it can have in its region