Pirson, Michael

Prof. Michael Pirson is a scholar of humanistic management, which holds that business and commerce ought to protect human dignity and promote societal well-being. He is currently a professor for Global Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship at Fordham University, New York and a Research Fellow at Harvard University.

He is the co-founder of the Humanistic Management Network, a global organization bringing academics from various disciplines together with practitioners, policy makers and media representatives to accelerate the transition towards a life-conducive economic system. Michael is the also actively exploring the role of higher education in positive change making and social innovation, leading Fordham University’s efforts as ASHOKA Changemaker Campus.

Michael established the social entrepreneurship track chair for the Oikos-Ashoka Global Case Writing Competition in Social Entrepreneurship and serves on the board of five social enterprises. He has won numerous awards for his work, including from the Academy of Management.

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