Guido Palazzo

Guido Palazzo is Professor of Business Ethics at HEC, University of Lausanne. He studied business administration and philosophy at the University of Bamberg (Germany) and wrote his PhD in political philosophy at the University of Marburg (Germany). His research deals with corporate responsibility in global supply chains, the mechanisms of (un)ethical decision making in organizations, the fight against organized crime and the impact of storytelling on behavior. He is one of the most cited business ethics scholar in the world. His articles have been published in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly and Journal of Business Ethics. He is associate editor of the Business Ethics Quarterly and sits on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Studies, the Academy of Management Review and Business & Society. One of his recent papers on Cosa Nostra in Sicily was one of three finalists of the prestigious Academy of Management Journal best paper award 2016. Guido Palazzo has received the Max Weber Award for his research on multinational corporations by the German president. He consults and teaches on business ethics and CSR at numerous multinational corporations such as Siemens, Daimler, Airbus, Volvo, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stora Enso and Johnson & Johnson. He currently directs a training program on sustainable leadership for senior officials of the Chinese Communist Party.

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