Details for HWZ Business Administration

Participant Status


Type of Organization


Type of Education

Undergraduate, Post Graduate, Doctoral

Institution is part of

University of Applied Sciences Zurich


Zurich, ZH, Switzerland


Sign Up Date to PRME

18 Dec 2009

Current Sharing Information on Progress Report Submission

20 Jun 2017

Sharing Information on Progress (2017)

Hochschule für Wirtschaft Zurich (HWZ) - Sharing Information on Progress - View Report

Period Covered: Apr 2015 to Jun 2017

The report outlines the activities undertaken by the HWZ in the past two years and shows what the key objectives will be for the next two years. A particular focus will be implementing the Giving Voice to Values as developed by Mary Gentile accross a wide range of academic offerings at our university.

Achievements Curriculum Integration in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

The Institute for Strategic Management: Stakeholder View is responsible for teaching and research in the area of corporate responsibility and sustainability. It holds the following lectures and courses in which the results from our research projects on stakeholder management, corporate responsibility and sustainability are integrated:

HWZ (Bachelor and Master):
Introduction to Business Administration (including the Stakeholder View) (for a description of the Stakeholder View, see research projects below)
Strategic Management (including the Stakeholder View)
Stakeholder Management
Corporate Governance

Various Master programs:
Strategic Management (including the Stakeholder View)

Cooperation program with University of Southern Queensland (USQ) (MBA):
Strategic Management (including the Stakeholder View)

Cooperation program with Darden Business School, University of Virgina (MSc):
MSc for Strategic Management

Thesis and dissertations:
In addition, numerous junior and senior theses and dissertations in the field of the Stake-holder View are being and were supervised (at the HWZ, USQ and the University of Zurich).

Achievements Research Development in the Field of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Research project “Good Practices of Stakeholder View” (co-supported by the European Academy of Business in Society (EABIS), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), the foundation Ecoscientia and the Forum Stakeholder View). After the publication of two books for practitioners and students in 2007 and 2008 (“Lizenz zum Managen” in German in the book series of HWZ, “Sustainable Success with Stakeholders” in English by Palgrave), a third book for the scientific community (“Stakeholders Matter”) will be written now by the three authors Prof. Sachs, Prof. Ruehli and Dr. Kern. A contract of publication for this book already could be concluded with Cambridge University Press. Duration 2009 - 2011.

Research project “Enhancing India’s Sustainable Economic and Social Development Pursuing a Stakeholder-Oriented Management Approach” under the guidance of Prof. Sachs and Prof. Ruehli from HWZ and Prof. Krishnan and Prof. Lakshman from Jain Group University in Bangalore, Karnataka. Co-financed by the Federal State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER). Duration 2009 - 2011.

Research project “ITN: Managerial and Business Model Innovations for Sustainable Development”. Program of cooperation of EABIS: HWZ as academic partner together with leading European Business Schools. In the stage of application as EU-project. Duration 2010 - 2012.

Research project “Evaluation and Measurement of Effectiveness of Stakeholder En-gagement”: HWZ as the leading house under the guidance of Prof. Sachs in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and with corpora-tions from the pharmaceutical and food industries. Supported by the Confederation’s Innova-tion Promotion Agency (CTI). Duration 2009 - 2011.

Research project “Compatibility of Occupation and Familiy”. Application submitted to-gether with the Institute for Equalization of Woman and Men from the Canton of Zurich to the Foundation of the Raiffeisen bank. Guidance by Prof. Sachs as female promoter for Com-patibility of Occupation and Family in the canton of Zurich.
Submitted, accepted and presented papers from 2008 and 2009:

Sachs, S., Maurer, M. 2009. Toward Dynamic Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 85(3): 535-544.

Sachs, S., Rühli, E., Meier, C. 2009. Value Creation Through Stakeholder Governance. Paper accepted by the Academy of Management (AoM) and presented at the Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois in August 2009. Paper also submitted to the Journal of Business Ethics (in review now).

Sachs, S., Rühli, E. (in press), The Stakeholder View - A Concept that Introduces CSR
in Strategic Management. In: Louche C.,O’Idowu, S., Leal Filho, W. (forthcoming),
Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility: From risk management to value creation.
To be published by Greenleaf Publishing in Fall, 2009.

Sachs, S., Rühli, E. (in review), The Stakeholder View of Strategy (SHV) - A
Comprehensive Approach to Harmonize Public and Entrepreneurial Interaction. In: Pechlaner, H. (forthcoming), Unternehmertum und Public Private Partnership.

Meier, C. 2009. The functioning of global governance systems in the light of Swiss corporations. Presentation at the EABIS PhD Conference 2009, Barcelona, Spain.
Sachs, S., Rühli, E., Kern, I. 2008. The Globalization as a Challenge for the Stake-holder Management. Paper accepted by the Academy of Management (AoM) and pre-sented at the Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California in August 2008. Paper also submitted to the Journal of Global Responsibility (in review now).
Sachs, S., Groth, H., Schmitt, R. 2008. The Strategic Impact of Stakeholders’ Percep-tions: A Single Case Study From the Pharmaceutical Industry. Paper accepted and presented at the Conference of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS), Tampere, Finland.

Sachs, S., Schmitt, R., Perrin, I. 2008. Stakeholder Value Management System. Paper accepted and presented at the Conference of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS), Tampere, Finland.

Perrin, I. 2008. The mass media in a stakeholder perspective: What role do the mass media play for corporate legitimacy? Presentation at the EABIS PhD Conference 2008, Cranfield, UK.
Weber-Berg Ch. / Lichtsteiner H. 2009, Das Konzept der gemeinnützigen Stiftung in ethischer Perspektive, VMI-Forschungsreihe Bd. 5, Freiburg
Weber-Berg Ch., Chesney M. 2009, Die Finanzkrise im Lichte islamischer Zins- und Spekulationsverbote, in: Facultativ 2/2009
Weber-Berg Ch. 2009, Mit gutem Gewissen Geld anlagen, in: Bildungswerk der Erzdiöze-se Freiburg et al. (Hrsg.), Ethische Orientierung und Praxisanregungen für die Bildungsarbeit, Freiburg i.Br. (in press)
Weber-Berg Ch. 2009, A Call for ethical Expertise in Finacial Markets, in: Finance et Bien Commun, No 31-32, Genève
Weber-Berg Ch. 2008, Ethik und Vermögensmanagement in NPO, in: VM, Fachzeit-schrift für Verbands- und Nonprofit-Management 3/08, Freiburg (Schweiz), S. 6 - 19
Weber-Berg Ch. 2008, Zur Durchsetzung firmeninterner Codizes in internationalen Unternehmen, in: Kirchschläger Peter G. / Kirchschläger Th. (Hrsg.), Menschenrechte und Umwelt: 5. Internationales Menschenrechtsforum Luzern (IHRF) 2008, Luzern, S. 175 - 178

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