Thomas Beschorner, Universities of St. Gallen and Montréal
Thomas Beschorner is professor and director of the Institute for Business Ethics at the Universität St.Gallen, Switzerland and professeur associé at the Université de Montréal, Canada.
He received vocational training as a sales manager after graduating from school and studied economics at the University of Kassel (Germany) and the National University of Ireland; 2001 PhD at Max-Weber-Kolleg für kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Studien, University of Erfurt (Germany); several research and teaching positions in Canada; 2002-2007 project lead of the research group 'Societal learning and sustainability' (GELENA), University of Oldenburg; Habilitation in Oldenburg 2007; 2004-2006 member of the junior researchers' network at the Center for Iinterdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld; 2005-2006 Visiting Professor, McGill University, Montréal; 2007-2009 DAAD Professor, Université de Montréal; since 2009: Professeur Associé at CCEAE, Université de Montréal.
Thomas Beschorner is the founder and co-editor of the 'Journal for Business, Economics and Ethics' (Rainer-Hampp-Verlag) as well as 'CSR NEWS' and 'CSR MAGAZIN' (in cooperation with Achim Halfmann). Furthermore, he is the editor of the book series 'Ethik und Ökonomie' (Metropolis-Verlag). In cooperation with Matthias Schmidt, he is the founder and director of the Consulting-Akademie Unternehmensethik.
In 2009 he founded the Transatlantic Doctoral Academy on Corporate Responsibility (TADA).
Beschorner received the 2002 'Wissenschaftspreis für Wirtschaftsethik der Plansecur-Stiftung' award for his dissertation. In 2006, he received the annual teaching award of the University of Oldenburg.
Further information: http://www.iwe.unisg.ch