Nien-hê Hsieh Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard University

Talk Title - The Role and Responsibilities of Business in Society: Back to Basics
Thursday, December 1, 5:00 p.m.
Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library

Nien-hê Hsieh is an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School. He joined the faculty from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an associate professor of legal studies and business ethics and served as co-director of the Wharton Ethics Program. His research concerns ethical issues in business and the responsibilities of global business leaders. His work centers on the question of whether and how managers ought to be guided not only by considerations of economic efficiency, but also by values such as fairness and freedom and respect for basic rights. He has pursued this question in a variety of contexts, including the employment relationship and the operation of multinational enterprises in developing economies. He also studies foundational aspects of this question, examining principles for rational decision making when choices involve multiple values that appear incomparable. For more information, see