Ethics Speaker Series: “Individualism, Altruism and the Elusive Common Ground”

4.2.2012 Article, Ethics, Faculty News

The Wake Forest University BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism will welcome Dr. Ann Buchholtz, Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Rutgers Business School, to present "Individualism, Altruism and the Elusive Common Ground."

The presentation is Wednesday, April 4 from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. in Kirby Hall, G001 on the Wake Forest University campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Ann Buchholtz will explore the tensions between individualism’s focus on self-interest and altruism’s focus on the welfare of others. At the individual, organizational and societal levels of analysis, she argues that placing them in opposition creates a false dichotomy that ignores the extent to which concern for the welfare of others is consistent with promoting self-interest.

Dr. Buchholtz is past Division Chair of the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management, was a member of the ethics task force that designed a Code of Ethics for the Academy and served as the inaugural chairperson of the Academy's Ethics Adjudication Committee.

Her work has been published in Business and Society, Business Ethics Quarterly, the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, Organization Science, the Journal of Management Studies, Corporate Governance an International Review, among others.

She is co-author of Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management, 8th ed. (Cengage) and serves on the editorial boards of Business & Society and Business Ethics Quarterly.