Research Area: Ethics, Religions, and Business

Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business: Global Ethics, Islam, Christianity, Indian Religions, Buddhism, Religions of China, Orthodoxy, Other Religions. Thesis

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Subjects of the Research Area “Introduction to Global Ethics, World's Religions, and International Business” (10 ECTS) of the Doctorate

  1. Globalisation and International Business
  2. Intercultural Negotiation
  3. Introduction to the Religions of the World
  4. Civilisations, Religions and Economic Integration
  5. Principles of a Global Ethics Model
  6. International Business without Corruption

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Subject: Globalisation and International Business

  1. Positive and adverse effects of the globalisation
  2. Cultural, political, and environmental dimensions of the globalisation
  3. Globalisation and international institutions:
    1. United Nations
    2. World Bank
    3. World Trade Organisation
    4. International Monetary Fund
  4. Liberalisation of international trade
    1. The role of the World Trade Organisation
    2. World Trade Agreements
  5. Regionalism, Emerging Markets and BRICS Countries
  6. The Emergence of the African Continent
  7. World Economic Crisis

Aims of the Subject:

  1. To learn about international trade liberalisation and the role of the World Trade Organisation
  2. To identify the positive and adverse effects of the globalisation
  3. To know the trends towards regionalism and the emergence of the African Continent
  4. To understand the various regional trade agreements

Subject: Intercultural Negotiation

  1. Intercultural Management and international business
  2. High and low context cultures (Edward Hall)
  3. Cultural dimensions of Hofstede (Power distance, Individual, and Long-Term Orientation)
  4. Cross-cultural communication and the International Marketing Plan
  5. Key strategies for dealing with new cultures

The purposes of this subject are:

  1. To understand the nature of different cultures of the World
  2. To learn how to negotiate with people from other cultures,
  3. To know how to adapt the international marketing strategies to these particularities.

Subject: World's Religions

Map Civilisations and integration

6,000 million people worldwide, (84% of mankind) states belongs to some Religion

  1. Introduction to the religions of the World
  2. Is humanity religious?
  3. Influence of religion on global business
  4. The religious variables and the international marketing strategies
  5. Influence of religions on the current economic integrations of the civilizations of the World.

Religions Ethics and Business

Subject: Civilisations, Religions, and Regional Economic Integration

Civilisations and Economic Integration

  1. Civilisations in a globalised world
  2. The eight major civilisations and their economic areas.
  3. Economic Area of the African Civilisation: West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa , East Africa and the Maghreb
  4. Economic Area of the Islamic Civilisation: Arab, Central Eurasia, Malay
  5. Economic Area of the Western Christian Civilisation: Europe, North America, Latin America, The Caribbean, Oceania
  6. Economic Area of the Sinic Civilisation (China)
  7. Economic Area of the Hindu Civilisation (India)
  8. Economic Area of the Buddhist Civilisation
  9. Economic Area of the Orthodox Civilisation (Russia)
  10. Integration process between civilisations
  11. Economic interrelations among civilisations

Subject: International Business without Corruption.

Not to Corruption in Business

  1. Not to Corruption in International Business
  2. African Union Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption
  3. Global Compact of the United Nations.
    1. UN Convention against the corruption
  4. Anti-corruption Clause of the International Chamber of Commerce
  5. OECD Anti-corruption Measures
  6. Other initiatives
  7. The Role of Transparency International
  8. Introduction to the Corporate Social Responsibility

Not to Corruption in International Business

Corruption: 5% of the World's GDP!

Aims of the Subject:

  1. To raise awareness about the terrible effects of the corruption
  2. To analyse the causes of the corruption in Global Business
  3. To learn about the tools that a company can implement to fight against the corruption

Download the syllabus of the module “Not to Corruption” (PDF)

Subject: Principles of a Model of Global Ethics

Harmony of Religions Ahimsa Business Non-Violence

1- Harmony of Religions

  1. The Sri Ramakrishna Principle of Truthfulness and Harmony of Religions as a pillar of the global ethics
  2. Compatibility of the Sri Ramakrishna Principle of Harmony of Religions with the world's religions
  3. Personalities and Business People who apply who apply the principle of Harmony of Religions
  4. Influences of the Sri Ramakrishna Principle of Harmony of Religions on Global Business

2- Ahimsa Business (Non-Violence)

  1. Introduction to the Jainist and Hindu concept of Ahimsa (non-violence)
  2. Compatibility of Ahimsa Principle with the world's religions
  3. Ahimsa (Non-violence) as a pillar of the global ethics
  4. Ahimsa in thoughts, words, and actions (Zoroastrianism)
  5. Personalities who have applied the Ahimsa principle of non-violence)
  6. Implications of the Ahimsa Principle for global business and international marketing
  7. Analysis of some business people implementing Ahimsa strategies

3- Why do we need a global ethics?

  1. Implications of the global ethics on international business and globalisation
  2. Some cases of Business People who apply models of global ethics:

Aims of the subject:

  1. To define the pillars of a model of global ethics
  2. To understand the religions of the World as the sources of a model of global ethics
  3. To analyse the two fundamental principles of the global ethics: Ahimsa (non-violence) and Harmony of Religions
  4. To reflect on the impact of the model of global ethics on international business
  5. To analyse the profile of Business People who apply models of global ethics

Download the syllabus of the module: “Global Ethics” (PDF)

Samples of the Professional Doctorate in Global Ethics, Religions, and International Business:

World Civilisations

Hinduism Islam

Trading System WTO

Sri-Ramakrishna Hinduism

Frontier Markets in Africa

Civilisations, Religions and integration

Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment

Anti-corruption Clause (International Chamber of Commerce)

Spain: We are History, Culture, Spanish, Technology, Business, Democracy, Education

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Hispano-African University of International Business

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