Mauro F. Guillén (Wharton and IE Business School visiting professor) and Nicola M. Pless (ESADE)
New York, NY, September 18, 2013 -- A management professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a management professor at Spain’s ESADE Business School received the 2013 Faculty Pioneer Awards from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program for their demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating complex business and society issues into their teaching.
This year’s selection criteria are designed with a very specific objective in mind: to identify and recognize faculty who are ensuring that their students examine critically the purpose of the corporation.
Mauro F. Guillén, professor of international management and director of the Joseph H. Launder Institute of Management & International Studies at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Nicola M. Pless, professor at ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University in Barcelona, were selected for this year’s prestigious honor.
“To be prepared for the complex challenges they will face in their careers, today’s business students must examine basic assumptions about what role business can and should play in society,” says Judith Samuelson, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society Program. “It is no longer adequate – or accurate – to say business simply has to create value for shareholders. This year’s winners and finalists are exceptional because they require students to wrestle with broad questions about the primary responsibilities of business.”...